The Ultimate Bracelet Guide For Men
High-quality stylish men’s bracelet can be really hard to come across. Bracelets from your local supermarket or general store normally hold very bad quality, while using low-quality materials.
In this article, we’ll present you with ideas on how you can wear bracelets to complement your daily outfit, and give you some examples on stylish bracelets men can wear for different occasions.
Why wear bracelets?
Bracelets give that extra kick to your outfit and help enhance your overall look in a discrete yet stylish way. In short, bracelets are that cherry on the top to creating a really great look.
Bracelets are not means to be the center of attention, but definitely, a complementing accessory that sends a signal that you are someone who knows what you’re doing when it comes to fashion.
However, to achieve that, you must know how to wear them properly. And know what bracelets to use for what occasions.
Investing in high-quality jewelry that will last long and looks stylish for years to come is really important for a man, and it’s important that you have a few different bracelets, that can be mixed and matched depending on the occasion.
There has been a lot of controversy of men wearing bracelets, which is slowly starting to disappear.
Some men are scared of bracelets. They think that too many bracelets might make them look feminine or not the right kind of bracelet could make them look feminine or simply tacky.
BUT. If you know what you’re doing, bracelets are a great accessory for any man to help flare things up a little bit.
Let’s get into how you can wear bracelets, and what bracelets you can wear.
How to wear them
When wearing bracelets, a good limit of bracelets is 2-3, depending on what type of bracelets you have. If they are thicker, 1 or two might be enough, but if they are thinner, you can easily pull of 2-3. It is more common among women to stack countless bracelets on their wrist and still pull it off.
But if you want to make sure you’re not making your look too feminine, limiting yourself to the amounts above lets you stay on the safe side.
1. Beaded bracelets
Beaded bracelets are a more casual type of bracelet and are more casual, and therefore should not be worn with something formal.
There are tons of different beaded bracelets in different colors, different materials, and sizes, so finding some that suit your taste won’t be a big issue.
Whether you’re going to the beach or rocking a t-shirt and shorts, beaded bracelets are the go-to bracelet for these occasions.
Colour matching is always a great sign of style control, so by matching your beaded bracelet’s colors with your outfit, you can show fashion awareness even if you’re dressed casually.
Here’s an example of beaded bracelet stacking done just right. More than two beaded bracelets on each wrist might result in a too busy look, and harm the overall appearance. However, as these beaded bracelets in the picture are considered to be mid-size, they complement the outfit just perfectly:
Also, the shamballa and metal beads on each beaded bracelets makes the bracelets look more unique and classy, while still retaining that casual look.
The look picutred above is perfecr matched with a shirt, however if you would like to wear them with a suit, only choosing the two beaded bracelets in the precious metals yellow gold and rose gold might be enough for a more strict occasion, which a suit often is.
2. Metal beaded bracelets
Beaded bracelets in different metals are often more minimal and often work for more guys. Metal beaded bracelets are something masculine that still adds a lot of flair and class to your outfits and they are something simple that you can wear to almost any outfit, however, depending on the model, they are often more suitable for dressed up occasions.
Metal beaded bracelets are often smaller in size and sit more discretely on your wrist (which a lot of men like), yet still, complements your outfit without stealing the show.
If you wish to add a bit of boldness and luxury feel to your outfit, choosing a metal beaded bracelet in a precious metal such as rose gold or yellow gold is a great addition to your outfit.
If you would like to really take your outfit a level higher up the luxury ladder, choosing a metal beaded bracelet which has a few precious stones will make your outfit pop and really make your overall look more classy.
If your style can pull it off, mixing different metals can result in a super classy and confident look:
3. Leather bracelets
There are tons of different leather bracelets which men can use, and they can also be found in a variety of different colours which makes it easy to match them with any outfit your wearing.
Bracelets are great for a rugged type of look, but still are a very classy piece of jewelry that adds a lot of style to your outfit.
Leather bracelets are more casual and are therefore more difficult to dress up, but if you have, for example, a gold bracelet in a color that matches your suit or shirt, they can really enhance the overall look of your outfit without looking feminine.
Braided bracelets are extremely popular for men, and have become very trendy over the years.
Choose brown leather and a stainless steel clasp if you’re feeling more casual. Wearing a brown leather bracelet with a stainless steel clasp can really never go wrong.
If you wish to dress up a bit, but not go full suit, choosing a more bold color with a precious metal clasp will add a bit of luxury to your outfit.
Braided bracelets also come in a variety of different clasp that all look different and sends different signals. For masculinity, push-buttons are a safe bet.
Here are some examples of braided bracelets in different colours, matched with push-button clasps in different metals:
Black gunmetal clasps look very masculine and so does stainless steel. However, rose gold and yellow golds looks more exclusive and are more suitable for slightly more dressed up occasions.
4. Macrame bracelets
Macrame bracelets have a very elegant yet playful look to them, making them perfect for any casual occasion.
The best part is that because the size is adjustable, you can adjust them to fit your wrist perfectly.
These come in a variety of colors and metals, and it is recommended that every man has at least a few of these to mix and match with the color of their outfit.
Macrame bracelets are also very comfortable to wear, making them perfect for a casual outfit, where you want to be comfortable.
Here are some examples of macrame bracelets in different colors and metals.
As you can see, the colors are very bold, which is great for a relaxed, casual yet bold style.
As we talked about in the beginning of this article, stacking more than 2 or three bracelets is fine when they are thin, and macrame bracelets are perfect for just that. Wear up to 4 or 5 bracelets without feeling awkward, and rock them with confidence.
If you wish to wear them on the same wrist, you can do so, because they are small and minimalistic and compliments the watch without taking too much attention. Also, macrame bracelets won’t scratch your watch. Also, having macrame bracelets in the same color as your watch makes them blend in more.
Stacking bracelets is a discussed subject in men’s fashion, but if you know what you are doing, you can rock your stacked bracelets with confidence.
As mentioned, the rule of stacking a maximum of two or 3 bracelets can be broken sometimes and still result in a killer wristgame.
For example, stacking bracelets in the same colour will make it easier to pull it off, and matching those bracelets with something you’re wearing will take your outfit to new heights.
Here’s an example of stacking different kinds of bracelets. In this case, macrame and leather is seen looking flawless together when in the same colour, and on top of that matching the shirt.
To be on the safe side and avoid feminity, the skull bracelet adds a bit of boldness and helps the bracelets look more masculine on the wrist.
Get the twin-skull leather bracelet here
Get the blue braided bracelet here
Get the blue white gold macrame bracelet here
If you are a person who is bold and like to stand out, you can, of course, break the general guidelines and pull of stacking a lot of bracelets on the same wrist and still do it flawlessly:
In the picture, we can see four bracelets being worn on the same wrist as the watch, and for some people, this might be too much, but this man pulls it off flawlessly.
Here’s another exaomple with 4 beaded bracelets in different metals. The metals complements eachother in a great way, and even if the bracelets are fairly large, they make for a casual stylish look.