The most essential accessory to a man’s wrist is his watch for obvious reasons; It tells the time and can be seen as a subtle jewellery suitable for men. But as time has evolved, a higher interested in fashion and appearance from men, has initiated a stronger presence of openness and style additions to a mans everyday look.
This is where the bracelet comes in; it’s a sharp and obvious accessory that adds character and charisma to your look as well as complimenting any outfit. Particularly during the summer time, when you feel a bit naked or too free in a simple t-shirt and trousers.
It certainly can be the right accessory to fill the void and can sometimes also be powerful enough to define the type of look you are going for, be it: smart, casual, preppy, beachwear, statement looking and so on.
Starting off with the least exposed when it comes to the menswear fashion industry, Monica Vinader is desirable for its well-known, and exquisitely fashionable fine jewellery that took the female industry by storm when introduced in 2008 by two sisters Monica and Gabriela Vinader.
Their bracelets are very sleek and modern with an outstanding aesthetic appeal which is probably the reason behind most ladies owning a piece of their jewellery. However, I have some great news for us men! They have introduced a menswear collection which epitomises class and high fashion. This collection will also include the popular friendship bracelets that permits personalisation through monograms, initials names and messages, which presents a stronger sense of ownership.
The ideology behind the friendship bracelets are what I believe has made them become a household name today and they can also be paired with almost any outfit without upsetting or interfering with its identity. They are very simple but retain a strong sense of class to them and can be a perfect gift to any guy. Make sure you watch out for their rising collection.
In contrast, Miansai is a well established brand within the menswear accessories and looking at their collections, they deserve to be one. They offer a muckle of exceptionally and diversely crafted bracelets that can suit and accompany different attires for specific occasions.
From their most popular casual anchor bracelets which present a nautical feel, come in gold, silver and rose-gold with multiple straps; these are ideal for casual and dress down trips to a bar or simple weekend events that allow for rolled up sleeves and button downs. However, they also offer wrap bracelets with a more uptight and masculine feel to it, crafted with soft woven leather and metal cuffs that are ideal as your single accessory for the day.
Their cuffs emphasise their versatility and creativity with a more formal all round gold or silver plated cuffs, more suitable for suits or statement attires and events. I usually wear them when I want a more professional and presentable accessory.
What impresses me the most about these bracelets are the fact they are notable by the skulls, however they still encapsulate a sleek and contemporary piece rather than a rock ‘n’ roll themed bracelet; usually associated with skulls.
They have been expertly crafted to a level that they can be paired with a smart attire to help relax and give it a modern feel and can also work perfectly on a very simple and basic outfit, becoming the statement piece.
Known for its elegance and luxurious approach, Valextra is certainly one for the simple and elegant fanatics who value the quality of a product rather than the style and charisma it presents. Their bracelets are hand crafted with textured pebbled leather showing its gloss and durability. They can also be purchased for an affordable price which is a great incentive to treat yourself to one of these.
I highly admire the simple rounded clutch to clip the bracelet and its one which works perfectly next to your watch or accompanied by other wrist accessories. They also work extremely well on formal and smarter attires and are a preferred accessory for club nights and dinner dates.
It is no surprise to me that beaded bracelets are still highly favoured and appreciated till date considering its high and fast surge in 2012-13 when crystal embellished bracelets were in vogue. It is no wonder they are very much still one of the best go to bracelets for men and also presumably the safest option when in dying need for wrist accessories.
Nialaya specialise in timeless beaded bracelets and they offer one of the best you can come across, offering different colours, styles and textures. They range from ethnic and cultural looking beads all the way to crystal statement pieces that tend to fit different personalities and preferences. Another strong point of theirs is that they accommodate multiple pieces on the same wrists giving the look more character and depth.
Bracelets and Cuffs are one of the easiest accessories to add to your look, making an obvious difference, especially during the summer when less layers and depth is used within outfits.
A bracelet with a clean and presentable design should be sought after, so they can last through the season and be used in multiple ways.
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