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Men Style Tips 6 rules for buying and wearing jewelry

Men used to shrink from the idea of jewellery. Now, there are new ways to wear jewelry that is both minimal and classy. Here are 6 ways to wear jewelry for maximum effect.

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How to make the most of your jewelry


Gone are the days when men used to shrink from the idea of jewellery. There are new ways to wear jewelry that is both minimal and classy. Here are 6 rules for getting and wearing jewelry.

A lot of designers are now embracing men’s bling, from Givenchy’s dark mouth jewellery to the safety pins used as brooches at Louis Vuitton, or punched through model’s cheeks at Alexander McQueen.

Here are a few tips about acquiring and wearing jewelry that could make you more confident having them on:

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Start with the basics



  • Start with the basics: Guys need only one item of jewelry. You can try something that doubles as functional and a statement piece. The less useful the item, the less apparent it should be. Blazer buttons may have a motif and gold plate because they do a job. Your lapel pin doesn’t.

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Don't be cheap



  • Don’t be cheap: Green stains from bad metals ruin your style game. If you can’t afford precious metals, try stainless steel ID tag bracelets, copper or leather cuffs and even beaded bracelets to contrast with your watch. Also try monochrome.

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  • Do look out for balance: Jewellery is always about balance. Abandon finger-thick chains and oversized piercings instead go for necklaces with enough weight so it doesn’t bounce when you move and stop between your pecs. Also if you have a smaller wrist, go with a smaller watch face.

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Match the metals



  • Match Your Metals: Just like leather, metals need to match. So a gold watch needs to be paired with equally blingy rings and cufflinks. Silver is also way easier to pair, as it also looks nice alongside stainless steel. This is very great for savings.

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Consider the occasion



  • Take occasion into consideration: Certain items of jewelry should not be worn to certain places. No matter how well they match, restrict your jewellery to the bare minimum for formal occasions. Try out items like watches, cufflinks, wedding bands and lapel pins.

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No excessive jewelry



  • Do the Maths: Anything over two pieces of jewellery, with a watch is too much. Anything more than five pieces total is considered excessive and can be a burden.

Take these tips into consideration and let us know what you think.

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