Trends in Men’s Jewellery

Once upon a time, a man’s jewellery box was a pretty lonely place. The odd ring might’ve resided in there, maybe a crucifix or a St Christopher on a chain, the acceptable necklaces for men, and there would usually be a watch of some variety, but that would basically be it. Jewellery was the preserve of women (and magpies) and real men avoided it. Let’s face it, some men didn’t even bother to wear a wedding ring,

But times really do change, and these days you only have to pick up a celebrity magazine to realise that men’s jewellery is not only on trend and totally desirable, but is big business too. There are luxury jewellery brands that are totally dedicated to men’s style, brands like Tateossian London who take materials like leather, titanium and silver and create pieces that are both elegant and masculine at the same time. Celebrities like Pharell Williams, Johnny Depp and Chris Hemsworth all enjoy wearing jewellery as part of a edgy style look, from chains and cruxifixes around the neck, to rope style bracelets and leather bracelets that can be stacked or worn individually.

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Tateossian London Classic Cobra Bracelet £195

But the rise of the men’s jewellery trend is not just limited to the edgy, more outre styles. The king of men’s jewellery, in my opinion, is David Beckham, who has sported bracelets, stud earrings and crucifix style necklaces and chains. But Beckham is also renowned for his sharp sartorial styles that include the ultimate in men’s tailoring and grooming. He wears a suit like a dream, complete with a tie, and Beckham’s ties are always decorated with a tie pin, a rather formal, traditional accessory that he makes so on trend.

Diamond Dust Tie Clip

Even pins and brooches are no longer the confines of ladies. David Beckham is featured above wearing a pin, whilst Arsenal]s Olivier Giroud decorates his smart attire with an Arsenal pin worn on a lapel.

What are your thoughts on men’s jewellery – a yay or a nay?

Olivier Giroud is the face (and beard) of Beardilizer

He is one of the hottest men in the world, and his beard has become an iconic sight on football pitches around the land, so it is no surprise that when beard care brand Beardilizer was looking for a new brand ambassador, they turned to Arsenal and France striker Olivier Giroud.

Olivier has signed a one year contract to the be the face of the brand ,which is the number one facial vitamin complex which helps you to grow a thicker, healthier beard. Olivier is  fronting their global marketing campaign, and starring in ads, catalogues and a new YouTube video that you can watch below. He is the perfect choice as his beard is never less than groomed and perfect looking, even after running around on a football pitch and scoring the winning goal.

Olivier is a big fan of the series ‘The Vikings’ and this is where he has taken a lot of beard styling inspiration from. He says of the contract with Beardlilizer:-

“I have been using Beardilizer products for quite some time now, and this proposal to become the brand ambassador came quite naturally. I look forward to seeing the new products.”

Roy Halfon, chief executive of Phytobiol France who own the brand, says of Giroud’s appointment: “At the beginning of this project, we wanted to be accompanied by a renowned ambassador both in France and abroad, who perfectly embodies the image of the modern man, elegant and neat. Olivier Giroud is this image. He knows how to reconcile his sporting performance with his own elegance. He is a footballer who stands out on and off the pitch. We are proud that he represents the Beardilizer brand.”

Well, I certainly know what to put at the top of my hubby’s Christmas list now, because Olivier is looking mighty fine in the ad campaign.

To visit the Beardilizer UK online store, click here.

Men’s Style Focus – The Three Buttoned Suit

It’s Saturday afternoon, I’m sitting with a slush puppy on a beautiful balcony in Cyprus, and I thought I would bring you a bit of men’s fashion. Men often get left with the more boring end of the style spectrum, but, in recent years, stylish male celebrities like Gerard Butler, David Beckham, Olivier Giroud and Leonardo Di Caprio have all shown that a little stylish nuance, mixed in with suave looks and a nonchalant attitude can make a serious style status. The latest area of interest for men’s fashion is all about the suit buttons – do you go for a two or three buttoned suit?

Three button suits are becoming a very popular choice amongst stylish men. The buttons refer, of course, to the blazer, with three button versions being less common, but just as classy as their two buttoned brothers. Three buttoned versions need to be worn with care, however, to avoid being, well, too buttoned up I suppose. Esquire magazine pointed out Leonardo Di Caprio as the key example of how to wear a three buttoned suit perfectly, with just the centre button fastened, and the other’s left often in a relaxed fashion. This creates a look that is a very cool style for a man about town.  Suitsmen , who create Clothes for gentlemen, also echo the etiquette of the three buttoned suit, and how it should be worn. They say:-

The button etiquette with a three button jacket is to always button the middle button and to button the top button if desired, while always leaving the bottom button undone.

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Suitsmen also point out another advantage of the three buttoned suit, in that it is a popular choice with taller men who have longer torsos, giving a much more balanced look. They supply suits from Brook Taverner, who create trousers that can be made in the longer length than then 33inches that are usually standard.

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A man in a suit is always a perfect option for work and formal occasions, but maybe next time you come to choose one, you think a little more outside the box, at least when it comes to buttons.