Wondering what to get dad for Father’s Day ? We’ve got just the answer – jewelry! Men’s jewelry is more popular than ever, and being worn by our favorite celebrity dads. Colin Farrell makes bracelets look effortlessly good, Johnny Depp knows how to rock a men’s ring (and basically all accessories), Lenny Kravitz can pull off a cross necklace with style, and Kanye West has got the layering necklaces trend down pat.
Gentlemen, (yes, we’re talking to you!), even if you’re not jewelry aficionados, we’ve got something just for you! Looking to dress up your everyday work wear? Heading to a black-tie affair and need to look your best? Check out our Dolan Bullock designer collection, for a great selection of tie bars and cufflinks.
Make sure to click through the slideshow on the right to view some Dolan Bullock pieces, and for visual tips on how to wear tie bars (not too high and not too low) and cufflinks.
One jewelry trend we’ve recently spotted on the celebs is men’s jewelry (because you know everyone likes to accessorize, and not just us ladies!). From iconic jewelry wearers like Johnny Depp to heartthrobs like Brad Pitt, everyone’s wearing jewelry! Check out the photos below of some well-known male celebs rocking some serious bling. Dare we say we could get a style tip (or two) from these trendsetting men…?
Jennifer Aniston’s hunky fiancé Justin Theroux (can you believe he’s 45?!) just recently graced the cover of Details magazine with a unique gun necklace. Justin is starring in a new TV series called ‘The Leftovers’ and is also a screenwriter.
Johnny Depp is pretty much the king of accessories. He always wears a mish-mosh of accessories and pulls it off effortlessly. Johnny’s got the necklace-layering trend down pat.
Looking for some men’s jewelry for yourself or to give as a gift? Check out some of our favorite pieces.Brad Pitt looks good in any outfit (and jewelry). Here he is casually sporting a simple necklace with an all-black ensemble.
It’s true. According to the jewelry world gods, men’s jewelry is the latest trend… and we can all thank Justin Beiber for that… sort of.
With the rise in male celebs rocking bling at red carpet events and beyond, the demand for men’s fashion jewelry is growing faster than ever before, with some guys even wearing Man-gagement rings to match their better half. Aww.
In the past, designer watches have been just about the only accessory most men are willing to wear, and even the recent demand for that, some say, is just as popular as ladies’ handbags. According to a press release, “Both are considered status symbols and, believe me, most fashion conscious women would never tote a non-name brand purse when there is a Louis Vuitton available. Men feel the same about the latest and greatest in designer watches.” I can speak to the truth of this as my Burberry-watch-wearing-other (better) half has been asking for a Tag Heuer watch for years. Dream on.
But more recently, the trend in men’s jewelry has gone beyond timepieces. Cufflinks, tie bars and money clips are making a comeback thanks to a rise in designers and stylists using french cuffs on suits from the runway to the red carpet. And if your guys refuses to rock a little sparkle here and there, be a good daughter-in-law and go into his closet and throw out all his old, stained dress shirts and replace them with french cuffs. He’ll have no choice but to wear those cufflinks you bought him. You’re welcome.
And this trend isn’t just for the ‘suit and tie’ guy (cue Justin Timberlake). Even casual, everyday men’s jewelry is coming to the forefront of fashion – just in time for the holidays. Celebs like Johnny Depp, Justin Beiber, Jay-Z are all contributing the the recent surge in men’s jewelry trends, prompting guys to give accessorizing a second chance.
If the guy in your life thinks he is too much of a manly man for pedicures and bling, point him to our collection of men’s jewelry. Links bracelets, industrial strength Black & Blue and rocker chic Rock + Redemption jewelry offer just the right amount of sparkle while still allowing him to hold onto his man card. His nasty feet, though, we can’t help with.
Dancing With The Stars jewelry usually comes in the guise of the big, bold and blingy ballroom baubles found on the show’s leading ladies. But hunky dance pro, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, isn’t one to be left out of the mix.
The hottie hoofer and Kirstie Alley-partner tweeted that he’s,
“VERY EXCITED to announce that my jewelry line “MAKSIM” is being launched at the end of May! Amazon.com and Endless.com Retailers all over the country shortly after!”
No word yet on price points or design elements, but he promised to post some teaser pics soon. Stay tuned. He also tweeted that while MAKSIM is a men’s jewelry line, women will be able to sport his styles too.
“My jewelry line is predominantly for men, but women can certainly wear it. Pictures coming soon so you can tell me what you think.”
Somehow, I don’t think he’ll have a problem attracting the female audience.
With the 2010 World Series underway (GO GIANTS!), I had to get an answer to a question many of my guy-friends have asked me this year:
“What’s with those weird rope necklaces?”
I have to admit, while I am thrilled to see the menfolk embrace a jewelry tradition, these things look about as appealing as a twisted chain of sea slugs. And neck ropes? They don’t really conjure up the warm/fuzzies, if you get my drift…
But apparently there is method to the rope-filled madness (and I mean ‘madness’ literally).
Phiten, maker of the official “Phiten rope necklace”explains it this way on MLB.com:
“We have a really unique product. It has the effect to stabilize your electric current inside the body. Every single product has been permeated with what we call the aqua titanium. We have technology to dissolve the metal into the water. That specially treated titanium allows the flow of energy.”
“So many players believe in our technology, and at the same time, some players wear [them] as a fashion statement, some as a lucky charm. It all depends. There is a reason why they’re wearing it — that special water we permeate into the fabric.”
Special water? Electric currents? Aqua titanium? And I thought we women were the only suckers for jewelry marketing. It’s never dull in Mudville.
Baseball players may use twisted logic to rock the Phiten rope, but the Los Angeles Lakers don’t need ANY excuse to sparkle in one of these little beauties… See Jewelry.comtoday for more on what folks are calling the most extravagant championship ring in the history of sports!
He may not have won the judges’ hearts on Dancing With The Stars last night, but Jersey Shore’s alpha male, Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino, is betting his 15 minutes will get him a piece of the jewelry pie like all the other D-listers worth their salt (see Kelly Bensimon, Tori Spelling, and Priscilla Presley for more).
So, here’s the situation: Sorrentino is partnering with Jeff George of Luxury Laces to start a line of rosary necklaces and sneaker jewelry. What good Italian Catholic boy wouldn’t want to wear Rosary beads while he creeps, right? And sneaker jewelry – as in rhinestoned laces (what else?) – are the perfect way to avoid those ‘grenades’ on the dance floor.
“Luxury Laces has always been a favorite of the Sorrentino boys,” said a family friend according to Radoronline. “The guys wear them, and they give the rosary blinged out necklaces to their girls.”
Run, don’t walk.
Jewelry moments at the MTV Movie awards couldn’t compete with the spray tans, blue wigs and the most talked about accessory of the night – Lindsay Lohan’s alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet – but I managed to find some sparkle on folks who are rarely in the mix: The fellas. Pairing statement necklaces with shirtless chic were Olympian Shawn White and comedian Russell Brand. Puffy brought back the hip-hop medallion: And Jersey Shore star, Pauly, took his stud status quite literally with an icy pair of square diamond earrings. Men’s jewelry trends range from the once ubiquitous diamond stud or dog tag pendant to leather cuffs and (the dreaded) pinky ring. But aside from the blinged out looks of guys like Lil Wayne or Fifty Cent – statement necklaces haven’t really been popular as far as I know. Maybe their time has come? What do you think? Guys? Weigh in! And be sure to visit Jewelry.com for a round-up of the ladies’ looks.
Guidos and Guidettes? Get out your notepads. I’ve just returned from an anthropological field study of the phenomenon known as Jersey Shore, and the resulting primer will set yous’ guys up for a wonderland of Seaside-inspired jewelry couture.
Jersey Shore Jewelry Tip #1 – Gold Chains:
It goes without saying, right? Gold chains rule The Shore style for guys, and the bigger the better. The show’s cast has a penchant for the cross pendant – but it’s clear there is an open door policy for anything weighing more than a Keystone Light.
Jersey Shore Jewlery Tip #2 – Studded Leather
Nothing sets off the ‘chiseled ab under Ed Hardy T-shirt and back tats’ look quite like the ubiquitious leather studded guy cuff. Cross and skull styles preferred.
Jersey Shore Jewelry Tip #3 – Double Diamond Stud Earrings
What better way to set off the gel than with oversized ice on both ears. A guy-only JS jewelry look, the double studis a great way to transition from 20-something life as a hot-tub hookup king to 30-something adulthood as a car salesman – or bar back.
Jersey Shore Jewelry Tip #4 – Gold Hoops
While it’s not an ideal choice for your weekend dance floor cat fight, the women of Jersey Shore like to adorn the ears with the giant gold hoop earring to set off the well-disguised hair extension. And if you can pair them with an unseemly underarm sweat stain – all the better.
Jersey Shore Jewelry Tip #5 – Nose and Belly Rings
Females who shun skin baring, hip hugging, cleavage spilling frocks in exchange for the covered up look of a Quaker are few and far between ‘down the shore’. Enter the belly ring (for blinging up the bikini – a Shore staple), and the surprisingly tasteful sparkle of a nose ring – the perfect way to soften the blow of an unwelcome frat boy punch.
For more Jersey Shore fashionista news, check out today’s Los Angeles Times article about the MTV phenomenon. And now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go rock the beats, perfect my Jell-O shot recipe and fine tune my ‘hippo charge’.