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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

How to Wear Men's Bracelets

Men's bracelets are nothing new and they are not going anywhere. If your unsure how to wear a bracelet, here are my top tips and things to think about. Firstly lets just go over the different types of bracelets and consider how they are fastened.

The Different Types of Men's Bracelets:

Cuff Bracelet - These are usually made of solid metal with a gap to slide your wrist in

Stretchy Bracelet - Usually beaded bracelets which are easy to take on and off

Clasp Bracelet - Any bracelet which has to be fastened with a hook and clasp

Wrap Bracelet - Usually leather or beaded and wraps several times around the wrist

Woven Bracelet - Created by weaving string often into geometric patterns. Tied on till it wears away

String Bracelet - A simple string which is tied on till it wears away

Leather Bracelet - Made from one piece of leather or woven from several pieces.

Chain Bracelet - A metal chain with a hook and clasp fastening

Beaded Bracelet - Can be made from beads made of wood, gemstone or any material

Black stone beaded bracelets with Silver beads and charms

Consider the Fitting

Often overlooked. Some places will have a small, medium or large option for bracelets while overs will just come in one size. You need to check the size of a bracelet before buying online. Measure your wrist size with a soft measuring tape like that used for clothes fitting or taking body measurements.

You don't want a bracelet to be too loose or to fit tightly. An exact fit may seem like a good idea but can actually be quite uncomfortable. Like an item of clothing you want some room for movement.

Never think that because a bracelet is stretchy that it will magically fit your wrist. You should never see gaps between the beads. This is not a good look!

Tip: Ideally your wrist size should be within 1/4" of the inner size of the bracelet for comfort.

Bracelet Do's and Don'ts

The rules of wearing jewellery have changed over time. There is nothing wrong with doing your own thing but it is best to follow some basic rules and avoid common mistakes with bracelets when you first start.

Generally for men it is considered better to wear fewer items of jewellery at the same time. Remember a watch is counted as a piece of jewellery. Start with one carefully chosen bracelet, two works well but be very careful with three. Avoid more than this unless your a seasoned pro, rock star or bohemian.

With beads you can wear anything from tiny 4mm up to 8mm beads. I do not recommend wearing 10mm beads as this is a large bead size which can look bulky especially on smaller wrist sizes.

As with any item you wear consider when your wearing it. If your dressing casual then you can get away with mixing styles and multiple bracelets. If your dressing smarter, going on a date or at work then minimal is better. One carefully chosen statement bracelet will finish your outfit.

It is easier to stick to wearing your bracelets on just one wrist. If you want to wear them on both go for two on one wrist and one on another.

Consider colours and textures carefully. Do the colours of the bracelets look good together and do they match what your wearing?

Red and green colours contrast here

Different Ways to Wear Bracelets:


Stacking Bracelets

Wearing multiple bracelets of different types and sizes is a good look. Be careful mixing metals. Wear silver with silver and gold with gold or brass. Try one metal cuff with beaded bracelets or a leather woven bracelet with beads. One bracelet should always be a statement piece and any others should be simpler and or smaller.

A Woven Leather Bracelet with a Gemstone Beaded Bracelet

Wearing Bracelets with a Watch

Better to avoid cuffs and chains or anything too flashy with a watch. Any metal parts in the bracelets need to match your watch. If wearing multiple bracelets go for smaller sizes so as not to compete with the watch or look too clunky. Wear one or two bracelets with a watch maximum.

A simple silver bead bracelet worn with a minimalist silver watch

Please check out my Etsy Shop Merkaba Warrior to see my full range of bracelets and necklaces. Read detailed descriptions, Crystal Healing properties and see close up photos.

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