Saturday, July 16, 2011

Man Jewelry...Depp or Bieber?

Ok, ok, give me a chance. I know, you already saw the words "Man" and "Bieber" in the same title and decided I've lost my marbles. Please, for me, read on....

Casual jewelry for men is nothing new.  Its generally toughened up with leather, thick chain, and maybe a dog tag made out of a razor blade.  These pieces can work well all on their own, but most often are seen layered together on some form of exposed chest. So, you know, it looks manly. 

Johnny Depp is notorious for donning this look everywhere he goes; on movie sets as a pirate, with a tux on the red carpet, etc.  As eccentric as Johnny Depp's style is, this look really isn't all that hard to pull off. My husband layers leather bracelets every time we go out and he's far from being a style maven (sorry honey).

But this.  This 18 year old kid is wearing something different. A single long strand of beads. Most of us would think of that as falling into the Women's jewelry category. And I want to know, do you think it works? Now, don't worry, I'm not going to start condoning trucker hats, bright colored puffy sneakers, or the Bieber haircut.  But the guy is a multi-millionaire with a whole team of stylists working around the clock to make sure he looks "cool."  So once in a while they're going to put something on him that we should pay attention to. I'm not saying its going to become a major trend, and I'm not expecting every guy reading this to run out and buy a strand of beads.  But the picture caught my attention. He makes a subtle unique statement with his accessory that looks to be his own. And that's what style is all about. So in this case, I say kudos to Bieber. It worked in my opinion. What do you think?


  1. Johnny still looks like a used car salesman to me,that is just too much bling. Bieber, well.... I like the watch?

  2. Strangely, I think this is a step up from those surfer necklaces/chokers you see on the beach. It's not my taste, but it looks ok.