Guide To Wear A Bracelet (for Him)

The First thing i want to clearify that ‘Guys Can Wear Braclets’. Braclets comes under the jewelry section, Noticable, and definitely a distinct part of the look. The selection of Brackets do differ according to the outfit you wear. Like in suits you will go for metallic, but if your hands grab shirts and pants, then you will go for beads, ropes or leather for more natural look. Its major function is to emphasize looks. Try to wear a well worn and broken type.  Too Bright or shiny will make you look gaudy. Also Size really matters,  A big clunky metal bracelet sliding back and forth gets old fast. Anything with significant weight should be fitted fairly close; lighter stuff like rope-and-bead pieces can have a little more play in them if you want.


  • Wear Bracelets like Wristwatches
  • Store up as many thin cord bracelets but not with thick metal one. Remember only one medium metal band on the same wrist.
  • A wristwatch can be put up with cord bracelets but not with thin metal one
  • Dont wear matching bracelets on both arms.


Types of Bracelets



Broad Metal Bands

This is probably the most upscale style of bracelet for men, and it’s the kind you’re most likely to see paired with suits and ties.

The variety of flavors available here is pretty limitless, but the overall effect is the same: a single solid, bold statement on your wrist. It’s uncluttered, masculine, and a little bit in-your-face.

A single metal bracelet is good when you want something with a little flash and swagger. Pair it with simple but elegant (and dressy) clothes and let it speak for itself every time it flashes from underneath your cuffs.

You may need to keep your shirt sleeves a touch shorter than most men, depending on the thickness of the bracelet and where you position it on your wrist. Don’t wear it on top of a dress shirt, however — you’ll get an absurd-looking little fringe of cuff poking out beyond the bracelet.

Steer clear of anything too flashy. One or two colors of metal is plenty, and you definitely don’t need gemstones as well. Most of these bracelets are too chunky to pair with a wristwatch — it’s an either/or choice, not an and/or.




Strings and Rope Cords

Go to the opposite end of the scale from metal bands and you’ve got rope cords, in various thicknesses.

Some of these are decorated and some aren’t. Macramé hemp bands with beads woven in are classic surfer-dude adornments while celebrities like Ashton Kutcher have recently been flashing Kabbalah strings (a sort of New Age/Jewish hybrid that takes the form of a knotted red thread).

These have the advantage of being very easy to personalize — if you take an hour or two to practice, you can make your own without too much effort. They’re relaxed and slightly counter-culture, but only in a trendy sort of way that won’t ruffle feathers in most settings.

You probably can’t wear a rope bracelet to a board meeting in a conservative business (unless you’ve got a very successful reputation already, in which case you can push boundaries a little), but in most other settings it’s just a quirky personal touch. You’ll see them all over the place at a business that wants to cultivate a more creative feel, like graphic design studios or software companies.




Rubber “Cause” Bands

LiveStrong is one of the biggest icons of the “cause” band phenomenon.

As far as style goes, these tend to be brightly-colored and a little cheap-looking, meaning you should wear them more for fun than for artistic value. Throw them on when you want a splash of color, and when you’re going to a relaxed social event where they might make good conversation starters.

Wearing the same cause band every day, no matter what your outfit is, is not recommended. Some guys are gonna do it, but try to find a better way to support your cause of choice. The wristbands don’t actually do much in terms of practical support, and wearing them day in and day can come across as a little preachy and/or obsessed to guys that aren’t as invested in your cause.

It’s every guy’s choice, and you should do what you think is right — but, at least, put some thought into other forms of activism, if there’s something you really care about and give your style a chance to vary it up a little while you work on it.




Rock & Roll Jewelry

This one’s a broad category, but be thinking chains of silver skulls with red rhinestone eyes, curled scorpion motifs, and other “badass” symbolism — that’s rock & roll jewelry in a nutshell.

As a broad style, it comes in and out of fashion all the time. Ignore the trend of the moment and wear it if you like it — it’ll be back “in” soon enough, and most people don’t care about that sort of thing anyway.

You probably don’t want to wear the chunkier stuff with suits and ties, but other than that it’s pretty flexible. Some guys can even pull off something like a chain of chrome skulls worn with a suit, so long as they’ve got their collar open and their hairstyle has some attitude.




Leather Cuffs

Solid or braided, the black leather cuff is a classic punk style. It goes great with Doc Martens and some army surplus gear, or with black jeans and a black T-shirt with a band logo, and looks kind of weird with anything else.

Colored leather is a slightly different creature, and can be worn by guys who want the width of a big metal band without the flash and weight. Braided “Turk’s head” style cuffs in brown leather are a classic take on the style and have a little bit of prep culture cache with the blazers-and-boat-shoes crowd.




I.D. Bracelets

These were issued to soldiers in WWII and became a civilian style in the 1950s. Because of the classic heritage, they occasionally make reappearances, still in the same basic style: a thin metal chain with a rectangular plate centered on the top of the wrist, like the face of a watch.

The only real reason to wear these is if you want a retro look — but it turns out that guys do want that, and pretty regularly. Have one around if you like the style, and pull it on with some fitted jeans and a white T-shirt for the postwar American icon look.

If it was good enough for James Dean, it’s good enough for you — once in a while. Don’t make too much of a habit out of it.




“Health” Bands

Bracelets with purported health benefits come in and out of fashion among the more New Agey crowd all the time. They’re usually a single band, not very wide, made from whatever metal is fashionable, and often capped with round balls at each end (these are often magnetic, as well).

The health claims are dubious at best, and the bracelets are usually too slender to look good at any distance, so don’t wear these unless you’re a big believer.

If you find that a magnetic bracelet really does help you with your seasickness or whatever, great — throw it on when you’re on a boat, and otherwise leave it in the drawer. There’s not much else to say on that subject, other than to let guys know that the style exists and that it’s not really meant for fashion.


At the end of the day, a good bracelet does what any other good accent does: complements the outfit you wear it with.


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