Men's jewellery: two words quite likely to cause a shudder. If it doesn't conjure memories of Mr T, than it's the gold-dripping cab drivers outside Rome/Barcelona/Milan airport, who - while cool in their own way - are hardly the kind of gent we want to imitate on the regular. But worst of all, many still believe men's jewellery to be feminine. Emasculating, even. None of which is remotely true.
Choose wisely, and you'll own something that'll survive every season until your twilight years. The rules are straightforward enough. If you want several bits of glitz, keep it simple - a thin chain sits far better with a gold band than fistfuls of the kind of stuff normally hidden behind stolen wartime paintings.
Then, say you do want something of a statement - a move increasingly en vogue thanks to The Assassination of Gianni Versace, The Sopranos and almost every rapper known to man - make sure it's your only piece of volume. To strike gold with men's jewellery, you don't actually need much of it. The best dressers know how smaller details lift a look. A white T-shirt, straight cut jeans and a worker jacket, for example, is the perfect platform for a piece of jewellery.
Bottom line is: you can wear it. Anyone can. To help you take the plunge, we've rounded up the best men's jewellery out there below.
From: Esquire UK