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MEN’S SPRING/SUMMER 2015 JEWELLERY GUIDE
MEN’S CLASSIC VS MODERN JEWELLERY
Photography by Craig Landale
Jewellery and accessories aren’t just meant to be for women as there's a wide variety available for men also. After all, men can dress up and accessorise, too. Albeit a tad bit more subtle than women, this doesn’t mean that they have to sacrifice on the style department. If you’re a man who wants to wear the right kind of jewellery, a nice piece of silver and men's earrings would be perfect for you. Whether your style is modern or classical, adding an elegant piece of silver jewellery to your wardrobe is certainly the best way to upgrade your appearance. When it comes to accessorising for men there are a number of different options dependant on your style preferences. Whether it’s a watch, cufflinks, pocket squares or jewellery - if you invest in good quality accessories, the finer details never go unnoticed. So, when it comes to jewellery, if you’re the sporty, modern or classical type, there are ways in which you can accessorise to your taste. Read through below for a quick guide:
Classic options are usually minimal, so keep accessories low-key and understated. Cufflinks and tie pins for example can add different dynamics and textures to clean cut fabrics. Cufflinks come in so many different styles, from elegant to to luxurious - or in different colours to add personality to a white shirt. The plain sterling silver cuff bracelet is another classic choice. They can be paired with formal or casual attire. You can also wear these bracelets as heirlooms if you choose. A good solid piece of silver jewellery from Kalfin Jewellery is always another classic choice for many men. Whether you’re going out on a date or just dressing up for the day, a sterling silver necklace is always a nice addition to any outfit. In traditional terms, men's sterling silver necklaces are usually adorned with religious symbols or heavy chains. There are several designs available that can enhance the look of a sterling silver necklace. One popular style, which is common in men's silver jewellery collections, is the plain sterling silver square bracelet. Square bracelets are perfect for work or a more casual look. This simple, yet beautiful accessory can either be worn with jeans or with a button-down shirt.
If it’s colour and finesse designs you're looking for, Paul Smith always create new styles that you can incorporate into everyday tailoring. They can also compliment your interests from golfing to cricket. Alternatively, if you want something less fussy, Armani have styles that are more muted with their signature logo in black and silver. Tie pins also have an array of different options dependent on your taste. They're usually offered with a little less colour than cufflinks with the aim to not clash with the colours of your tie. This is why you’ll find them in either gold or silver plated. Online store Forzieri have some great self-branded designs, some more subtle than others, but also unique and interesting enough to play with your interests.
Jewellery for the modern man often changes through movements in fashion. However, leather never fades with style and it gives a masculine and elegant yet casual look for a contemporary aesthetic for everyday wear. Italian luxury brand Think Positive create jewellery in both sterling silver and leather and were founded in 2011 by Antonio Marsocci who wanted to combine his two passions together and build an ethos behind his designs to promote optimism. The pieces are all individually created so they’re a great keepsake and great for everyday use. Antonio believes sterling silver is pure and precious and he has adapted the material by combining colour (chocolate and black) for the modern man to wear with either formalwear or casualwear.
Leather bracelets create a modern style and with summer on the way they'll look great with a casual shirt, rolled up sleeves and jeans. Combined with silver fastenings and detailing, you get the two-tone of elegance and masculinity. On the other hand of masculine accessories we are seeing less and less of a divide between men's and women’s fashion; with androgyny on the rise adding a feminine touch to a man’s wardrobe. For example, men's rings never go out of style and you can often find titanium or sterling silver with detailing that can be worn for either gender. MDV Jewels, as designed by style icon Mariano Di Vaio, produce unique ring designs with mesh detailing and pearls for a little more character. Other products include wallet chains, arm cuffs and tribal necklaces with precious stones which you can easily incorporate into a tailored three piece suit for a modern twist or a casual linen shirt and jeans combo.
When it comes to shopping for men's jewellery, you can always scour the internet for great sources. There are a number of online shops that’ll cater to a large variety of styles and prices. Also, before you even head out to shop in a physical store, you can take heed of inspiration from the internet. That way, you know precisely what styles and looks to be on the lookout for. You can be the type of man who’s up for more classic styles, but you can also be the one that’s more adventurous. Either way, go ahead and accessorise with jewellery pieces that can last you a lifetime.