Bracelets for men are usually rarely seen accessories provided you don’t live in Miami where they’re as common as cigars. This is mostly because fashion rules dictate that a man looks best with no accessories but a watch, ring and cufflinks. But rules are made to be broken. Men can look very fashionable while sporting bracelets, provided they pick the right kind of bracelet and don’t overdo it. Tacky bling and inch-thick gold chains haven’t been trendy since 1995 and you probably shouldn’t try to bring them back. What you can try is one of our top 10 bracelets for men.
10. Historically Accurate Replicas
If you really have to have a gold or silver bracelet around your wrist you better have a good cover story. Gold jewelry really stands out (and not always in a good way) so try to pick a piece that you can talk about. A Greek, Roman, Aztec or even Egyptian-inspired piece might have your wrist become the talk of the club and can make you look as an art and history lover as an added benefit.
Nothing says ‘I’m fun to go out with’ like this solo handcuff bracelet. Wearing a handcuff gives you a certain allure of mystery that will help you stand out from the crowd. Made in a similar fashion to real handcuffs, this bracelet will make you into a real ‘bad boy’.
8. Fusion Excel Scalar Energy Quantum Bracelet
This bracelet might sound a bit insane at first because its manufacturers claim it protects you from harmful radiation and helps ‘balance your energies’. The jury is still out on the health benefit claims but much like an accurate replica you’ll always have something to talk about around your wrist. And the Quantum bracelet comes in a variety of patterns and models including a gold plated one.
The humble wristband has always been fashionable, not in itself (as it is, after all, a piece of rubber) but because it stands for something and it shows that you support something adamantly enough to wear a piece of rubber around your wrist in a social situation. Made popular by the likes of Lance Armstrong and Stephen Colbert wristbands are now gaining mainstream acceptance, so much so that you can now order wristbands with the pattern or message of your choosing and wear them everywhere, in every situation. They can offer a splash of color or a dissonant note to your outfit without seeming gaudy.
6. Titanium Bracelet
While gold and silver might come across as forcefully opulent and tacky titanium is a solid choice for a male bracelet as it is one of the toughest metals known to man. Having something made out of the same material as pieces of the F-22 fighter around your wrist is sure to reflect positively on you and the best thing about titanium is that there’s little that you can do to ruin it so don’t worry about bringing the bracelet with you when going rock climbing.
5. Tungsten and Ceramic Bracelet
This tungsten and ceramic bracelet is also a trendy accessory, particularly for smart-casual and business wear. It drives in the idea of power and style at the same time and shows that you’re one that’s not afraid to think outside the box. And unlike traditional jewelry that is notoriously hard to wear ‘well’ and match with the right clothing this bracelet can be worn with almost anything.
4. Woven Wristband
Woven bracelets and wristbands are no longer a female-only accessory. In fact they have never been one. The casual dresser and summer beachgoer have always used these handcrafted accessories during the summer months. When you wear linen pants and loafers anything goes and the recent trend of laid-back fashion has brought woven bracelets closer to the mainstream of fashion.
3. Inscribed Leather Wristband
Much like the traditional rubber wristband, leather wristbands can be inscribed with messages and patterns of one’s own choosing on-line. What better accessory to wear as a man than one you designed yourself? Even more so, leather has been in our lives for tens of thousands of years and its retro value makes it really ‘in’ right now. And if the simple inscribed leather wristband isn’t your style, perhaps a woven leather-lacing bracelet is, especially as you can add little metal touches to it.
2. Shamballa Bracelet
Worn by celebrities around the world, ranging from Madonna to Jay Z, Buddhist-inspired Shamballa bracelets are perfect accessories: they’re unisex, they’re interesting and they say more about the individual wearing them than about a certain group he might fit into. While wearing gold can have you labeled as a poser and wearing woven accessories can have you labeled as a hipster, if you wear Shamballa bracelets you’ll defy categorization making them one of the best bracelets for men.
1. Survival Paracord Bracelet
Here is the ultimate accessory: one that can save your life. Paracord is incredibly resistant; it has to be to fulfill its main function, getting paratroopers safely back on the ground, so having a ten or twenty foot length on you at all times can only be for the better. This is where paracord bracelets come into play. These accessories are essential survival gear but can easily double as fashion especially as they can be woven in any colors you desire. Even more, you can make them yourself. Backpackers, service personnel in combat areas and survival experts swear by them and they have started to enter mainstream culture as a quirky fashion accessory that can double as an emergency snare, replacement strap or tourniquet. So this is your chance to be a fashion ‘early adopter’ and make paracord bracelets happen.