In past decades, the popularity of male bracelets has experienced its ups and downs. In the 1960s and 70s, they were status symbols, showing an element of class, while in the 1990s they were less acceptable, and even made into a punchline on the hit show Friends. That is no more – bracelets are now seen as accessories that can add style and edge to any getup.
Actor, director and Jennifer Aniston's leading man Justin Theroux was recently photographed at New York City's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week looking suave in his signature boots, skinny jeans and jacket. The three-quarter sleeves showcased the jewelry around his wrists – a watch on the left and two layered bracelets on the right.
One appeared to be made of leather, while the other had a golden hue. Pairing the two materials has been very popular recently, as it exudes an ultra-masculine vibe.
Guys can also wear the accessories from some of their favorite brands. Tonino Lamborghini, son of the famous automaker, has been designing stainless-steel bracelets to appeal to males for some time, adding carbon and crystal inlays for an extra edgy look. Ed Hardy and other reputable designers are also starting to get in on the action.