Should men wear jewellery?

November 07, 2017

Should men wear jewellery? The short answer is yes, absolutely! Whether it’s a pair of classic cufflinks or a men’s bracelet, if you are considered when you choose your accessories and keep things simple, these small details can elevate an outfit and really help you to express your personality. When we go into the office, put on that tuxedo for a Christmas party or are trying to find the ideal wedding outfit, it can be so easy to play it safe and reach into our wardrobe for that trusty suit without a second thought. By adding a couple of pieces of men’s jewellery and engineered accessories, you can show a bit of your character, have some fun and (most importantly) look great.

At Alice Made This we believe in keeping things paired back and contemporary by offering a minimalist design aesthetic. It can be so easy to overdo it and get men’s jewellery wrong, clashing too many metals and wearing too many pieces at once, but, with a little thought and attention to detail, you’ll be looking and feeling your best in no time. Here are some examples of men’s jewellery and tips on how to style them for a refined look.

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Cufflinks

Cufflinks are the perfect piece of men’s jewellery for formal events, weddings and with business attire. They should be worn when a full suit or a blazer is part of the overall attire. For a formal occasion, a warm metal like gold and copper works well for a timeless yet creative look and, if you’re a guest at a wedding, have a bit of fun with different colours and geometric designs. Understated cufflink designs, in a metal that matches your watch or tie bar, are also ideal for injecting a bit of confidence into your work attire. Just be sure to steer clear of novelty pieces!

Find the right cufflinks to suit your style here.

Lapel pins

Lapel pins are nothing to be afraid of. Wear on the lapel of a jacket, through your button hole or even on some lovely autumnal knit wear or to inject character into your outerwear. Dressed up or down, a lapel pin is a unique detail that can make you stand out from the crowd.

Browse lapel pins for both smart and casual wardrobes here.

Shirt studs

With the festive season fast approaching, it’s time to dust off your shirt studs. Ideal for black tie and with a tuxedo, shirt studs are best paired with cufflinks or a lapel pin in a matching metal for a simple formal wear look.

Which shirt studs will you wear to that special occasion? Take a look here.

Men’s bracelets

Men’s bracelets are simple and minimalist pieces of jewellery that are ideal for a wedding as much as wearing to the pub with your friends. They can be dressed up or dressed down and can be coordinated with your watch and rings, or worn solo on the wrist. If you’re feeling more adventurous, why not try stacking bracelets in different metals and textures to really make a statement.

Find a men’s bracelet to fit with your aesthetic here.

Men’s rings

A ring in solid silver or a matte finish could offer a unique approach to a wedding band, but when we say men’s rings we aren’t just talking about wedding rings. Find the right width and weight to suit you and a ring could be that engineered detail and finishing touch that you’ve been looking for. Easily styled for formal wear or as part of a more casual look, rings for men are often overlooked. Be bold and find a piece of minimalist jewellery that works for you.

Find a men’s ring to complement your style here.

Tie bars

Tie bars are a precise way to bring some style into your work wardrobe. A metal like solid silver offers a refined detail and lets you express yourself in the office through your choice of jewellery – as well as securing your tie of course! It’s also a nice idea to match your cufflinks in possible.

Browse tie bars here.                       

Whether you are browsing for something to liven up your own wardrobe or are looking for a gift for the man in your life, we hope that you find a piece of men’s jewellery that suits your style and offers both integrity and simplicity. Choose wisely, consider matching your metals and think about which pieces work for different outfits and occasions. Experiment with different textures, tones and typologies to find what suits your style and if you have any questions, please email hello@alicemadethis.com and one of our team will be more than happy to help.

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