“Jewelry is feminine.”
“Real men don’t wear jewelry.”
Is it the truth or it’s just an excuse men make when they can not pull off stunning jewelry?
Here are the reasons why men should (and need) wear jewelry:
In early societies, jewelry was worn as amulets to protect against bad luck and illness.
It is no myths that men wore jewelry during the Renaissance. There are a lot of proofs for this through paintings and history books of that time. During this period, men wore jewelry as a statement of wealth and power.
Men in the Renaissance wore jewelry as a way to express their wealth
The Renaissance alone can not portray all men? You’re right! How about in Roman empire which was more than 3000 years ago where men wore jewelry as symbols of masculinity? Romanians used to wear necklaces, bracelets made of gold or other shining metals. The more precious the material, the higher the status he possessed. Roman warriors believed sparkle jewelry can increase the chances of being noticed by Gods.
Not only European men wear jewelry. Male jewelry exists in different cultures around the world throughout history. Some American Native tribes had facial piercings and jewelry for ritual practices. Indian men in the Maratha empire also wore jewelry to demonstrate their status and wealth.
Robert Downey Jr always wears his jewelry with confidence
Just because you don’t notice it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. It’s not hard to see some male Hollywood celebrities with jewelry - a couple of rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces,... From businessmen who match bracelets with their watches to those bikers whose jewelry creams rebel. This is something we can witness daily in our society. Men do wear jewelry in modern days.
If ancient men wore jewelry to express their wealth and power, what do men nowadays wear jewelry for? Like the way a cross bracelet can demonstrate your love to God, jewelry can deliver a message of you to others… in a more decent way.
We wear a ring on our ring fingers to show others there is no vacancy in our hearts anymore. We wear a Yin and Yang necklace to tell others what important to you is balancing in life. We wear jewelry chain and leather jewelry for the world to know what wild souls we are.
Maybe the reason why you are reading this blog right now is you are curious whether you can ace in jewelry or not. Or you want to try wearing it but haven’t given yourself a chance.
Even if this is just your flashing thought, you should at least give it a try. Not because men all around the world are wearing jewelry. Not because you have a message to tell. But simply because you feel like doing it.
Forget about what people might say if they see you wear jewelry. Put on whatever you like and show them how a man can ace in jewelry. Next time you see some pieces can catch your attention, just go for it.
Of course, when it comes to male jewelry, it is hard to mix and match it with your daily outfit and style. But don’t worry, Man’s Manor got you covered. Stay tuned to our blog for some tips on how to style with male jewelry.
What about you? Do you like wearing jewelry?
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