An Understated Look
Even if you don't care much for fashion, wearing a few choice pieces of fine jewelry can elevate your look in ways that few things can. The simple act of putting on a nice watch or wearing a gold chain that's just visible under your collar takes five seconds as part of your daily routine yet receives immense payoff the rest of the day. Your colleagues, friends, and partners will subconsciously take note of your understated elegance when a pair of cufflinks finds itself part of your daily ensemble. Dress like the man you want to become, and you'll see the results in no time at all.
A Sense of Identity
I.D. tags, otherwise known as dogtags, have roots in the military as a source of identification for soldiers in the field. Now it's commonplace to see I.D. tag jewelry outside of the armed forces on both bracelets and necklaces. Dogtag jewelry is both versatile and affordable; it can be customized with something as short as your initials or inscribed with a longer quote or motto. Since dogtags are typically only metal, they are much less expensive than gemstone jewelry and can be purchased in gold, titanium, platinum, and other precious metals. Once purely a functional adornment, dogtag jewelry is now a great way to add some trendy style to your outfit.
More Than a Watch
Watches and timepieces are more than functional accessories; they're pieces of wearable art. Every man should own at least one watch for everyday purposes to automatically dress up any outfit without even trying. Your everyday watch can be as simple as a watch face to keep the time and date, or you can choose one with more functionality, such as a compass, altimeter, moon phase display, and luminous display. Some watches are equipped for water resistance up to a certain depth. Regardless of how many features you choose, remember that your watch should be a blend of style and functionality that is ultimately an extension of you.
For Today or a Big Day
The groom's wedding jewelry is equally important as the bride's — with most men wearing a traditional suit and tie, every accessory is worth more to make the day unique and extra special. Whether you opt for a pair of jeweled monogrammed cufflinks or a simple, modern tie bar, these little details will add an intangible elegance to your wedding day wardrobe. Consult your partner to decide if you want to match their accessories or the wedding theme. When picking out your jewelry, don't forget to choose something that complements your wedding band style and metal!