A watch is one of the most highly used pieces of jewelry in a man’s ensemble, and when worn correctly, has the power to instantly elevate his outfit. Most guys are known to invest in a couple of great timepieces: One for everyday use and one for a more formal occasion. With style changing drastically in the last decade; a regular old watch has become BORING to most. Men are finally learning to leave their comfort zone but may be left wondering how to differentiate between “everyday wear” and formal dressing. Here are some general rules to follow when it comes to men’s jewelry:
A classic metal, stainless steel, or a leather-band watch has enough versatility to be worn daily. There is a lot more leverage when it comes to everyday wear, which means any watch with a bold look and semi-busy band can add a masculine kick to your outfit. As for color, most styles will work great in silver, black, gunmetal, or gold. Just try to steer clear of “cheesy” crystalized options.
Considering it’s the 21st century, this wouldn’t be a style guide if we didn’t add a wrist piece into the mix. You can start off with something simple (like the one pictured below), but make sure that you choose a style that will match your favorite watch!
A smartwatch (or Apple Watch), can pass for an everyday watch too. If you are a business man this may be your best option- as long as your notifications aren’t firing off during meetings. A watch shouldn’t clash with everything else you’re wearing, it should accentuate it. The classic leather and metal options are always the best- unless you have an eccentric style, then throw on your suit, smartwatch (or rolex), and a statement wrist piece to match!
When it comes time for a special occasion like a first date or a wedding, you will want to make sure your wrist piece stands out. Typically, the more formal the watch the dressier the jewelry. But you don’t have to rock a Rolex to master the ensemble. Instead, go for a watch that best mimics its sophisticated style, then add a little “bling” to show that you know how to have a good time.