Men's Chain Necklaces

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A Guide to Men's Chain Necklaces

Why a Chain Necklace?

Chains are some of the original men's jewelry from history. Royalty found gold very desirable and crafted chains from it, along with many other types of jewelry. Because of the attachment to royalty, the chain faded from public fashion for a long time, but came back in the past twenty years or so. Since then, the chain has found its home among men who liked to push the limits of fashion, and more recently those who are looking to be a bit more expressive.

The chain is simple, and very easy to style around. While there can be variations in length, width, and even link shape, overall they chain is ubiquitous and easy to wear. The difference in styles helps men of many different fashion persuasions find the right piece for them. As an added bonus, their simple design and construction makes them compatible with other men's jewelry options.

Styling your Chain Necklace

When it comes to styling your chain necklace there's a few things you should know. For taller men, or those with thinner necks, consider a thinner, longer chain. You want to accentuate your length rather than clash with it. Conversely, if you're shorter or have a thicker neck, consider a thicker chain to help it stand out.

When pairing with accessories such as belts, tie clips, or other jewelry, you should be extremely wary of mixing metals. Mixing metals doesn't always look bad, but it helps to create a cohesive and well-dressed look. However, if you're a man of pushing limits, feel free to experiment and mix designs, metals, or even add high energy pendants to your chain. Modern fashion is all about expression, so don't feel like you should always play it safe.

Men's Watches

Going to a black tie event? Think simple and understated. The point of black tie is conversation, so you should be mindful to dress well, but not loudly. This same rule applies to your accessories. It's about complementing subtlety rather than destroying it. When dressing for business, it's okay to go a bit more flashy. A substantial watch (larger profile, flashier) is definitely what you want, since it makes a strong statement about you.

Keeping these things in mind, also consider the watch face. In a business setting, something louder with big numerals (or even a digital face) could be perfectly acceptable. But if you're going for a black tie event, then you'll want to stick with low-profile designs. Furthermore, if you're going for a casual look, consider a more nonchalant watch. Something too fancy will likely distract from your look, and could even be at risk while out and about. Plus, variety never hurt anyone.

Men's Bracelets

If watches aren't your thing, give a bracelet a shot. In a professional setting, consider a subtle metal bracelet that won't be distracting to yourself, and others. Choosing a metal bracelet also complements the business aesthetic nicely. A gold bracelet is a great way to flex status very subtly. Especially if you aren't interested in sporting a watch, you can accomplish the metallic vibe without any of the weight involved, nor the flash. On the other hand, a silver or gray metal bracelet will be extremely subtle, but help boost your presence with a slight shine.

When you're looking to accessorize for more casual situations, you have a lot more freedom. You can have some darker metal bracelets, or simply go for some decorative leather styles to complement your outfit. Leather bracelets have a lot of outfit versatility, so find a size and style that works best for you!

Men's Rings

These are the most widely acknowledged form of jewelry for a man to wear. But if you're married or not, rings aren't only meant for the ring finger. Despite there being an overwhelming number of wedding rings out there, Kohl's has plenty of rings that don't fit the wedding bill.

When it comes to which style and finger, you clearly have a few choices. If you're unmarried, avoid your left ring finger, so you don't confuse your friends and family. If you're feeling trendy, pick up a highly durable tungsten ring for your middle or pinky finger. If you're someone with a truckload of personality, consider something high profile for your index finger to give yourself a subtly powerful vibe.