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DubiousTrend: Men's Designer Jewelry

Exposure to the exuberant—almost costumed—hip-hop approach to jewelry has left many men carrying more on their necks, ears and fingers than in their heads—which might explain their choices in accoutrements.
When it comes to mastering the fine art of men’s jewelry, there are but two options: either you wear it in understated moderation or not at all; simple as that.

There is light at the end of the tunnel, though. The past few days I have spotted individuals sporting very classic and minimalist jewelry that are far from the leather cuffs and forearm bands that you would see on a Hollister employee. Instead, this class of jewelry boasts a slick and sleek, yet masculine, attitude which makes wearing it easier to pull off than expected.

Rings, necklaces, watches, bracelets and money clips (yes, even money clips) have all been getting the star treatment and there designs are being placed in the hands of some of the most talented in the business.

My personal favorite would have to be the David Yurman collection which can be found in a Nordstrom’s or Saks Fifth Ave. near you.

Fossilized Dinosaur Bone Ring (David Yurman, $650, davidyurman.com)

Alligator, Rhinoceros and Web-style dogtags (David Yurman, $580, Neiman Marcus)

Keeping in mind, if you don’t have the bank roll to take home a few pieces of your own, there are up-and-coming designers that are more than willing to provide you with just as much of the same quality at half the price.


1 comment:

David Heiser said...

So I know you're more into fashion than I am (I only read Details, so I'm on the style JV team, haha) but these dog-tags kinda look like something you would see at Hot Topic for $19.99 to me. Maybe they look cooler in person, but I generally think that dog-tags should be left for soldiers.

I agree with you on some of the ridiculous jewelry that you see some people wearing today. I know that I sometimes wear my titanium bracelet and my little chain, but I'm looking forward to when I'm in the business world and can just rock a nice, classy watch with a suit every day. I've got a real nice Jacques Lemans, but it looks ridiculous anytime I'm not wearing a tie.