With influential figures adorning more and more jewels in recent years, it’s no surprise that men’s jewellery is one of the biggest trends for 2022. Despite being around for centuries, the men’s jewellery trend is growing and changing to become an essential part of any style-focused man’s wardrobe.
With the rise in popularity and demand for men’s jewellery, you’re probably wondering where to start. It’s no secret that men have often shied away from accessorising, so this new trend can seem a bit daunting, but that’s what we’re here for! In this blog, we’ll help you understand how to choose the right men’s jewellery pieces for you, how to style them and when and where to wear them.
Read on to find out all of our biggest men’s jewellery tips for the year ahead, and make sure you’re ready to tackle the latest men’s fashion trend.
What men’s jewellery is in fashion?
First, we need to delve a little deeper into the trend and understand what men’s jewellery is on-trend before we move on to picking the right pieces for you.
In contrast to the more recent stylings for men’s jewellery, the current trend is maximalism, meaning the bigger and the bolder, the better. Layer up your jewellery, purchase chunky pieces and don’t be shy. If you’re new to wearing men’s jewellery and don’t want to be quite so loud about it, one of the best ways to embrace this trend is to buy smaller/thinner pieces and layer them up. This way, you can add layers and definition without it becoming too eye-catching.
With the maximalism trend, we’re seeing that it’s more how you wear it that matters rather than what you wear. We’ve seen celebs wearing everything from delicate layered-up pearl necklaces to chunky chains, beaded men’s necklaces, to dog tags. Whatever you wear, as long as it’s bold, anything goes.
For those just venturing into the world of men’s jewellery, more traditional styles may be preferred over some of the more edgy looks we’ve seen on the likes of A$AP Rocky. Layer up these traditional styles and you’ve achieved the maximalism trend perfectly.
Popular Men’s Jewellery
We’re seeing sales rise for traditional styles at Joshua James, with men choosing to layer their classic necklaces and leather bracelets. Brands like Fred Bennett, Hugo Boss, and Tommy Hilfiger offer popular options for men’s jewellery amongst some of our other stockists at Joshua James. We’ve pulled out some of our trending styles from the brands below.
From the classic dog tag to more intricate designs, a statement pendant pairs up perfectly with a classic or chunky chain to help achieve the maximalism trend. The classic dog tag is a timeless design and is growing in popularity, but if you’d prefer something a little different, we love Thomas Sabo’s Silver & Labrodite Earth Sign Necklace.
The classic chain works with any outfit and is a men’s jewellery essential. Whether you want to add a little something to your growing layering collection or to wear as a standalone piece, a classic chain will always see you right. When it comes to classic chains for men, Fred Bennett is our go-to brand, with a wide selection of styles, colours and lengths to choose from. If you’re looking for a standalone piece, why not go for the Tommy Hilfiger Chain necklace, which features a statement link with their iconic branding.
Bracelets never go out of style when it comes to men’s jewellery, making them a wardrobe essential for any stylish man. The only question is, what style is right for you? When it comes to bracelets, simple styles are better. Whether you like the idea of a stainless steel men’s bracelet or prefer a leather men’s bracelet, keep it simple.
With the growing popularity of personalised jewellery, men’s personalised bracelets have become a favoured choice. Choose a simple stainless steel bracelet or bangle and add your engraving to create a simple piece unique to you. We have a wide collection of men’s personalised bracelets from brands such as Fred Bennett, BOSS Jewellery and Thomas Sabo. View the whole range here.
Thanks to their simple styling and recognisable names, we’ve seen demand growing for Tommy Hilfiger bracelets for men and Hugo Boss men’s bracelets from the BOSS Jewellery brand. Take a look at our favourites below.
If you’ve got your ear(s) pierced, then your look won’t be completed without a single men’s stud or pair of earrings. Earrings aren’t for everyone, so if you’re not a fan, skip over this section and read on to find out what watches to choose and how to style them with your bracelets.
When it comes to earrings, we like to keep it simple and small, especially when pairing them with a maximalist collection of other men’s jewellery. We particularly love Thomas Sabo’s Skull Earrings from the Rebel At Heart collection – designed for men.
The one staple in every man’s wardrobe – a beautifully crafted watch. You can’t go wrong with a classic timepiece; they can even be worn with our bracelets to help you achieve the maximalist trend. The great thing about a watch is that it will never go out of style, and as well as finishing off your outfit, it’s a useful accessory to have.
We love Nordgreen watches, not only because they’re extremely stylish and made to the highest quality, but because every watch purchased gives back, thanks to their giving back program, which allows you to choose from one of 3 charities for them to donate to.
We’d say that thoroughly covers the basics that every man should have in their wardrobe when it comes to men’s jewellery. If you want to grow your collection, even more, layering is always good, mix and match different styles to create unique looks. Or why not consider adding some statement signet rings to your collection?
You can find our whole range of men’s jewellery here.