Contrary to the popular adage, it’s not just clothes that make the man but jewelry too. In the past, men’s accessories were limited to a handful of wardrobe staples – standard watches, bracelets, a stud earring here and there if you’re particularly adventurous.
But in recent years, the perception of jewelry for men has shifted drastically. The prominence of social media has led to the propagation of progressive ideas, including concepts of style and identity, while the rise of new media personalities has redefined the meaning of fashion and masculinity.
The right jewelry can elevate any look for a tribal warrior, and we're here to talk about some of our favorite approaches for the year.
2021 presents the perfect opportunity to experiment and uncover new interests. You're evolving as a human being, so shouldn't your look evolve, too? With the new year comes fresh trends that can help enhance your own unique style. These are the top five men's jewelry trends in 2021 that are perfect for any guy, no matter your style and personality:
5 Men's Jewelry Trends to Try in 2021
A New Age of Chains
We know that chains were a "thing" in decades of the past, but bear with us on this one.
Chains are making a comeback with a revamped reputation. They used to elicit a perception of strength and ruggedness, which is awesome for those who relate to that persona.
But these days, chain accessories come in a wide range of designs and are shaped in different forms, from necklaces to earrings, to appeal to different personalities and complement diverse styles. Slim chains add a touch of modern and approachable sophistication, perfect for upgrading an oversized sweater or a regular printed shirt.
On the other hand, thick chains, like the medieval chain collection from Tribal Son, are reminiscent of royalty and strength. It’s ideal to pair weighty chain accessories with dark colors and simple shirts to make them pop.
Chains are so incredibly versatile. Although they can be more aggressive and attention-commanding, they can also be sleek and sophisticated.
GQ Magazine hails earrings as one of a stylish man’s wardrobe must-haves for a reason. That's right — they're not just for the ladies.
In the age of video hangouts and video calls, wearing earrings is one of the easiest and simplest ways to upgrade your look and express your personal style anytime, anywhere. As pierced ears are becoming more commonplace for men, the range of earring styles for men is also diversifying. Go beyond the ordinary stud earring and elevate your look by experimenting with different earring styles.
You’ll be surprised how donning small metallic hoop earrings can add a touch of class to a smart casual attire, or how pendant earrings can upgrade a simple tee-and-jeans outfit for that rock-chic finish.
Earrings are an easy way to cap off the perfect outfit.
Rings are impactful accessories that, no matter what style you go for, easily grab attention and can influence the impression you leave on people. Leave a strong impression with statement rings that don’t only complement your look but also say something about the kind of person you are (or who you want to be).
Minimalistic metal bands, perhaps adorned with jewels or gemstones, are perfect to cap off a smart casual to formal outfit with an effortlessly sophisticated flourish. On the other hand, rings with complex and geometric designs can bring a casual outfit to the next level.
Don’t be afraid to stack a few rings, or even wear two or three on one hand. Going bold will pay off, and it gives you a chance to truly express your sense of style. (Plus, sometimes, it's just too hard to pick one ring, right?)
Upgraded Phone Holder
In the past years, women’s fashion has seen the evolution of holder bags, which are micro-bags primarily made to be worn as necklaces and not as actual bags.
This trend has an equally stylish yet practical counterpart in men’s fashion, with designers like Tom Ford putting out luxury phone envelopes. These are small and lightweight cases designed to hold a mobile phone, along with a few cards, and intended to be worn like a long necklace.
It’s a minimalistic way to keep your essentials within reach without sacrificing fashion. And, if you're not a fan of keeping your belongings in the pockets of your pants, you're especially going to love this men's jewelry trend.
Practical and stylish — we call that a win.
The spring 2021 trend report from Vogue has its eye on an exciting up-and-coming wave: accessories inspired by utility and hardware materials. Even if you're not the handiest man in the world, get ready to see some toolbox favorites in a new light — earrings and belts with lock-and-key pendants; chokers with plastic buckle-and-slider; necklaces looped around and secured with carabiners.
These kinds of accessories are better suited for spicing up casual and smart casual attire. These quirky and out-of-the-box pieces of jewelry redefine familiar accessory silhouettes and almost guarantee to become eye-catching conversation starters.
If you’re a self-proclaimed modern warrior, check out Tribal Son’s range of men’s jewelry, with iconic designs inspired by tribes from across the globe. Our products are made from the highest quality materials, like sterling silver, premium leather, and natural stones. Each piece is passionately designed and hand-crafted to ensure only the best for the modern warrior.
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