Bracelets are common with women. Depending on which part of the world you come from, it is easy to say that bracelets are not manly. However, history shows that warriors and kings from cultures around the world used to wear bracelets on their wrists and ankles. This shows that men have worn bracelets for centuries. The history of mens bracelets is as old as the history of bracelets.....
Early man made bracelets mostly from leather but today, you can have leather bracelets, black diamond, silver, steel, white gold, titanium, copper, beaded or any other form of bracelet that a man find appealing and meaningful.
The Meaning of Mens Bracelets
Ancient man used to wear bracelets as a display of power and status. These were only worn by wealthy men who had a place in the society. Today, men wear bracelets for fashion and style but they can also be worn for other reasons.
In some African cultures bracelets still hold cultural meaning where married men have different colors of bracelets from unmarried men. Warriors have their own designs and colors of bracelets and village elders are recognized with their wrist or ankle bracelets.
Today, men not wearing their bracelets for fashion wear them for friendship. If you receive a bracelet from a friend, as a symbol of your friendship, you will wear it all the time. However, in most parts of the world, bracelets are either normal accessories that most men don’t wear, or they are unheard of.
How to wear a men’s cuff bracelet?
Unless your bracelet holds a cultural meaning, there are no hard rules on how men’s bracelets should be worn. Whether yours is tennis, sterling silver or a personalized bracelet, you can wear it on any wrist. Traditionally, men used to wear bracelets on their dominant hands. However, if you have a watch, it is best you wear it on your opposite hand to ensure your watch is not scratched.
If you are wearing multiple bracelets, it is important that you choose the colors right. Dark suits will go well with bright colored bracelets. For multiple bracelets, lighter and brighter colors go well with a metal cuff. You can also wear a combination of beaded bracelets with metal or leather cuffs.
While a good bracelet does not have to match your watch in color, it should not be more conspicuous than the watch. If you have chunky watch, match that with bigger bracelets. If you have a small watch, pick a subtle bracelet and wear it on the wrist opposite your watch. Lastly, ensure that the bracelet you wear will suit any occasion you attend. If you are headed to an art gallery or a sporting event, you can wear five bracelets with your casuals. If you are going for a business meeting, you might only need a single inconspicuous bracelet.
Should men wear bracelets?
There are many reasons why men should wear bracelets. One, it accentuates their sense of style and fashion. A good bracelet will complement a man’s dressing making them appear more style-conscious than when they do not have a bracelet.
Bracelets are conversation-starters for men. An attractively crafted stylish bracelet will get men talking.
While the class system no longer exists in many parts of the world, certain bracelets show that a man belongs to a given society. You might also see men wearing dangling bracelets in support of a given cause, a good example being in support of the fight against breast cancer. As a man, you can also wear a bracelet as a reminder of an experience that holds meaning to you.
Based on cultural traditions, bracelets might hold different meanings. Azabache Bracelets worn by Latin Americans are believed to offer protection while the copper bracelets worn by Sikh men in India symbolize allegiance to their faith. Men in Bulgaria wear red and white string bracelets as they invite the onset of spring. In Italy, bracelets are worn for fashion.