How Much Jewelry Is Too Much For A Man?Guys, you might be into this phase where you want to wear all the nice jewelry you come across, but in as much as you love them all, it’s important to remember that the biggest fashion faux pas you could make is to wear one too many pieces of jewelry.
So, in as much as it might not feel like you have a little too much on, the truth is that you can have too much jewelry on.
Now, I know what you are thinking; how do I know when I’m going overboard? Well, you are in luck because this article focuses on all you need to know about accessorizing and wearing just the right amount of jewelry. So, keep reading.
How much jewelry is too much?
If you are a man who likes accessorize with some of the best jewelry options around, it is very important for you to know when you have too much on.
But before we hone in on what it means to have too much jewelry on, we need to note that some of the men’s accessories and jewelry that you need to keep in mind here include your watches, rings, bracelets, cufflinks, tie clips, tie chains, tie tacks, and chain necklaces.
With that basic information out of the way, you need to know that you have too much jewelry on if you have more than three pieces of the same kind of jewelry on at the same time – for example, rings, chain necklaces, or bracelets, etc. Of course, we don’t have to mention that a gentleman will only have one wristwatch on at a time.
What that all means is that you need to practice moderation.
Keep in mind that every time you have too many pieces of jewelry on at the same time, you only end up creating a messy outlook, and the lack of cohesion in your jewelry will leave you looking gaudy, and no one really wants that.
So, to avoid the risk of having too much on, we’d recommend wearing a single piece of the essentials.
Men’s Guide to Wearing The Right Number of Jewelry
How then do you avoid having too much jewelry on? Follow these simple guidelines if you are not sure where to start.
1.Pick your starting piece
This is crucial. For most people, a wristwatch is the starting piece or their entry point into the jewelry world, and it’s even one of those pieces that one is expected to wear.
It’s practical but also more for show for many people. While you don’t necessarily need one (for functional reasons thanks to technology), the wristwatch comes in handy if you are looking for basic jewelry. A good watch is a status symbol, and we believe that every man needs at least one of these.
After the watch comes bracelets – well, some people will wear bracelets before watches.
But in most cases, men will start wearing bracelets after they get used to watches. You will need one bracelet, and we recommend a maximum of two bracelets.
With these types of jewelry on, you are ready to go, and you will look just perfect. But you could add something like a belt buckle or a cuff link, but make sure that the piece you choose is not too showy.
And if you are comfortable with having on the more comfortable traditional jewelry, you could throw in a ring.
2.Keep it subtle
Subtle pieces of jewelry for men read stylish and confident.
For example, anyone can pull off that simple chain necklace or silver bracelet easily because it is a very subtle look, and it wouldn’t matter if you are a hip hop artist or a Wall Street big wig.
3.Picking statement jewelry
For men, statement jewelry can be a leather cuff bracelet or a cross pendant necklace.
Whichever you choose, you need to keep in mind that the braided leather bracelet or the beaded one is often associated with the young and casual, while the cross necklace makes a more serious statement.
These are just some of the basics that you need to keep in mind when looking for good jewelry while making sure that you don’t overdo it. Remember that having one piece will always be better than having more than stacking them incorrectly.
Even the most expensive pieces of jewelry look terrible when you have too many pieces at the same time – you can’t tell what look someone was trying to pull off when they seem to have every piece of jewelry they own on.
So, it would be safe to say that for men, a minimalistic approach to jewelry is key.
How many rings is too many for a guy?
By now, you know that rings worn on different fingers have different meanings. However, it doesn’t mean that you should wear rings on each finger; that would just be wrong.
If you want to wear a statement ring, you could easily have it on your little pinky finger, the fourth finger is the ring finger (for married persons), and if you want to create an uber-confident, manly look, then you’d wear a ring on the middle finger (although it’s quite impractical to wear the ring on the middle finger.
For a cocktail ring, a fraternal ring, class, membership, or family ring, you have the middle finger. The thumb finger isn’t ideal for rings, but you could have a ring on this finger to show your assertiveness.
Regarding the number of rings that a man can wear, we’ll first note that it is very important for you to create balance with the jewelry on your rings; for instance, have your wedding ring on the left hand with the wristwatch and a ring on the pinky and index finger on your right hand. Generally, the safest maximum number of rings you could wear is 2 or 3.
How many accessories should a man wear?
Generally, a man should keep their jewelry to a minimum, wearing a maximum of three pieces – a nice watch, nice pair of cuff links, and a wedding band (if married) or a bracelet.
You should never pile stuff on.
Jewelry looks wrong is it’s done incorrectly, and the best rule of thumb to accessorize by is to have not more than two pieces of jewelry on your wrist, including the watch, not more than 3 jewelry items on any of your arms, including the fingers, and overall, don’t accessorize with more than 5 pieces of jewelry.
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Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.