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Man Swag: Jewelry For Men

 

I suffer a phenomenon called “closet infringement”.  Similar to the melting of the ice caps whereby they keep shrinking over time and will one day melt into oblivion, such is the state of my closets.  What causes such horror and psychological torment?  My husband, who I lovingly refer to as “immigrant husband” because he is fresh off the plane from Milan, Italy (not Michigan).  I digress.  My girlfriends rave about how well dressed Immigrant Hubby (hereinafter referred to as “IH”) is and tell me that I am blessed with a husband who cares about his appearance–he even wears jewelry for men!  All blah blah blah far as I’m concerned because they are not the ones who have to deal with closet infringement and the mental anguish that accompanies it.  How simple life must be when one reigns supreme over all the closet space, no turf wars to be had, no shoe closet negotiations to be made.

I do admit though, that for the most part I find IH’s antics quite amusing.  The mountains of boxes from Mr. Porter, the sweater closet that I’ve carefully labeled for him, “v-necks, crew necks, turtle necks, cowl necks.”  How many men do you know have enough cowl neck sweaters to justify an entire shelf?  Don’t get me started on shoes.  Monk straps are a recent obsession, as are Atheist shoes.

So in an effort to be supportive of IH’s sartorial adventures and secretly assist said girlfriends’ sig others. . .this one is for them:

Man Swag: Jewelry For Men

Miansai Rose Gold hook bracelet, IH wears bespoke Ascot Chang shirts–but for those who shop online, Thomas Pink makes a nice slim-cut shirt, Bottega Veneta Slim Intrecciato belt, Isaia Blazer, similar one here by Boglioli, Pac Man cufflinks, similar ones here.

Few things to clarify with respect to jewelry for men:

Rings: In general, the only rings a man should wear is his wedding band and/or signet ring.  Of course, if you have a different sensibility, one that is more punk, lets say, then that is a decision based on persona rather than aesthetics.

Necklaces:  Should be avoided unless you’re young enough to be either in summer camp or a camp counselor.  Necklaces look sleazy on grown men, regardless of chest hair or lack their of.

Bracelets: Can. . .but try to avoid heavy gold chains.  You’re venturing into Jersey Shore territory that very few can maneuver through gracefully.

Watches & Cufflinks: Are where men can really go-to-town and let their individuality shine.  Feel free to push the limits and see what feels right for you.

Until further notice, the battle over closet turf continues. . .

Big Kiss and Bigger Diamonds,

JZP

Wrist-Wear for the Wispy

 

Oh, how I envy women with big hands and long limbs that extend ad infinitum!  Bangles look so divine on them!  Me, I’ve got little hands connected to tiny wrists that get swallowed up by larger bangles that fit other women so well.  Put large round bangles on me and you might as well call me T-Rex.  Since persistence is a virtue (don’t tell your stalker), I continue to plug away experimenting with various acoutrements for my less than sturdy limbs.  The solutions:

1.  Wear dainty bracelets that can be adjusted for size.

Wrist Wear for the Wispy

Eddie Borgo, Gold-Plated Northern Star Bracelet. Photo courtesy of Net-a-Porter.

Wrist Wear for the Wispy

Lulu Frost for J.Crew, Resin and Marcasite Bracelet. Photo courtesy of J.Crew.

Wrist Wear for the Wispy

BaubleBar, Brown ID Bar Triple Wrap.  Photo courtesy of BaubleBar.

2.  If dainty is not your cup of vodka, then you can get the look of cuffs  by stacking a selection of smaller, thinner bracelets together.

Wrist Wear for the Wispy

Arm Party a la Manrepeller.  Photo courtesy of Dannijo.

3.  Or, wear size-adjustable cuffs OVER your sleeves, as I do.  The sleeves elongate the arm while giving your wrist some bulk.  It’s a revelation.

Wrist Wear for the Wispy

Shourouk, Pheonix crystal cuff.  Photo courtesy of Net-a-Porter.

4.  When in doubt, diamond tennis bracelet.  No one ever said, “oh those diamonds look terrible on her!” unless they were positively green with envy.  Tennis bracelets are versatile.  You can wear them alone or stack them.  Have your jeweler size the bracelet for your wrist upon purchase.  Don’t worry about the diamonds that will be left over, you can turn them into earrings.

Wrist Wear for the Wispy

JZP diamond tennis bracelet, Fallon necklace worn as a bracelet, Miansai hook in rose gold.

Big Kiss and Bigger Diamonds,

JZP

 

Cartier “Nails” Relaunch of Juste Un Clous Collection

 

Cartier, ah j’adore!  Cartier’s high-end pieces are absolutely exquisite, this we all know.  However, as my DMD readers are also aware, I don’t generally like the “mass market” lines produced by haute joallier houses.  That is, until Cartier relaunched its “Juste un Clou” earlier this month.  The original nail bracelet was designed by Aldo Cipullo in the 1970′s and this newer collection is inspired by the earlier designs.  If you happen to be in NYC, I would highly suggest you check out the exhibit that is currently showing at Cartier’s Fifth Avenue mansion called, “Cartier & Aldo Cipullo: New York City in the ’70s”.  It is most definitely swoon-alicious!

Cartier Nails Relaunch of Juste Un Clous Collection
Cartier, Juste un Clou bracelet in yellow gold. Photo: WWD
Cartier Nails Relaunch of Juste Un Clous Collection
Cartier, Juste un Clou bracelet in rose gold and diamonds. Photo: WWD
Cartier Nails Relaunch of Juste Un Clous Collection
Cartier, yellow and rose gold pin with coral, circa 1970. I SO heart this pin!!!  Photo: WWD

Off to Shanghai my darlings. . .come back tomorrow to follow me on my adventures. . .

Big Kiss and Bigger Diamonds,

JZP

 

 

One For the Boys (That You Can Wear Too).

Drinks with my bestie Brad last night reminded me that I totally need to be more gender inclusive!  We love boys so lets not leave them out shall we?  How to adorn those hairy boys?  Well, I personally am not a huge fan of too much jewelry on men.  If there is any question as to whether or not you might be more comfortable on the Jersey Shore, honey do yourself a favor and banish the bling!  Unless of course that is the look you are going for.  Having said that, there are a few accoutrements that make a man oh so much hotter and are OK in my book.  They are:

1) Signet Rings: Signet rings have been worn since ancient Egypt and served the purpose of a seal when personal signatures were not yet prevalent.  They are still worn today, mostly by the armigerous, in European and other countries.  Signet rings are usually worn by men on the pinky finger and trust me, it looks HOT!

One For the Boys (That You Can Wear Too).
Example of a signet ring bearing a coat of arms. This one is French, I believe.

2) Wedding ring: this one is obvious so I’m going to leave it at that.

3) Nautical jewelry: I love the look of ropes, leather and metal tied on a masculine wrist.  Maybe this is due to my New England upbringing and summers at the Cape but I SWOON over the “Ivy League Sailor” look.  The Hubby has taken to wearing a fish-hook by Miansai lately and I tried to steal it while he was sleeping to no avail.  Needless to say this is a unisex look and I’m stealing it the first chance I get!  Check out other products by Miansai.

One For the Boys (That You Can Wear Too).
Miansai Hooks, Very Manly
One For the Boys (That You Can Wear Too).
I die for the Miansai Screw Cuff in Rose Gold!!!
One For the Boys (That You Can Wear Too).
Miansai, Half-Rope Cuff
One For the Boys (That You Can Wear Too).
Miansai rose gold Hook, comes in plated or real rose gold. I WANT!!!

4) For the FABULOUS Boys: You know who you are.  You can pull off anything in which case I would go with an Hermes Collier de Chien cuff, spikes, chains, rings, whatever your heart desires.  My advice is to go for rose gold or yellow gold because it’s completely outré and decadent!  Gold prices are through the roof lately and everyone is turning to silver because its cheaper.  Which means WE GO GOLD!  Doesn’t have to be real gold, it can be gold-plated of course but always remember, Fashion is that person who DIDN’T jump off the Brooklyn bridge when all his/her friends were doing it!  One of the few reasons why I am still alive and blogging.  ; )

One For the Boys (That You Can Wear Too).
The Fabulous do what they want!

As always my lovelies. . .

Big Kiss and Bigger Diamonds,

JZP