Often, guys don’t think that jewelry such as necklaces can change the way they look. They’re just not into it. But take a hint from your favorite hip hop artists—a little bit of bling is the ultimate flex. Look at Jacquees, Juicy J, and Gucci Mane—just a few of the classiest guys in the game. Jewelry truly takes you from looking average to looking like a well-dressed dude.
Believe it or not, men have worn necklaces for hundreds of years, and today, these accent pieces are essential for everyday wear. And with jewelry in your wardrobe, you can look fly at home and on the streets both day and night. That’s why we wanted to put together some guidance on how to wear a chain with our man’s guide to wearing necklaces. We’ll take you step by step.
Let’s start with figuring out what type of necklace you should wear. Most necklaces for men fall into the chain category, so if you want to go for those, think about the styles you like best. As its name implies, a rope chain resembles a rope, with crazy twists that look classic yet understated. For something even more modest, a Franco chain features small “V” shaped links. Curb chains boast flat links and complement every aesthetic, while Cuban link chains have a bold, cable-like appearance. Tennis chains typically have tiny diamonds, so if you want to look iced out, these pieces will give you the shine you desire. As you can see, there are plenty of styles to choose from, so don’t settle until you can get exactly what you’re looking for.
Once you know the type of chain you want, you’ll need to pay attention to width and thickness. Links on chains vary, and the wider the links, the more noticeable your chain will be. Also, if you want to show off a favorite pendant, go with a chain that’s thick enough to hold the extra weight. Pendants are a great way to show off the things that best represent who you are, so you want to make sure you have the right chain.
After you figure out your ideal width, find out the length you want. Shorter pieces will be chokers, which are about 18” and fit close to your neck. If you want to go for a subtler vibe, wear your necklaces beneath your clothes. We suggest a length between 20 and 24 inches—most necklaces fall in this range, and we guarantee these will make you look good. On the other hand, maybe you want your necklaces to be more visible. If you plan to wear chains over your shirts, cop pieces together in longer lengths.
Did you settle on a style? Let’s come back to the color. The key is to go with pieces that effortlessly coordinate with your clothes. Yellow gold goes with just about anything—it’s pretty much the universal choice. White gold looks bomb with dark or neutral clothes; the basic clothing colors allow necklaces to stand out. If bold hues are your thing, white gold also looks great with bright blues, greens, and purples. If you really want to be daring, though, go for rose gold. Not everyone is a fan of the pink, but if you can pull it off, go for it.
Now, you’re probably thinking about pairing colors: if you want to play it safe, you can match metals. Or you can mix them in whatever way you please. You can even experiment with two-tone pieces. For whatever reason, some feel that they can’t play with different metal tones, but it isn’t taboo like some people assume.
Lastly, we need to know how to wear our chains. First, how many do you want to wear? It isn’t uncommon to throw on multiple necklaces—the fashion scene encourages it, in fact. We think it’s safe to wear two or three chains or necklaces, but we don’t make the rules, of course. You do what you want, but you also don’t want too much goin’ on. No matter how you style your jewelry, we can guarantee you the final look will be insane.
You also need to figure out how to style your pieces. Don’t know how to pull everything together? Here’s some inspo to get you started:
You want to be happy with your purchase, of course. You won’t regret buying your pieces from a company that emphasizes quality and offers a wide selection of jewelry to choose from. You don’t want to spend your money on something you don’t like or that will break. That just ain’t right.
Instead, shop through a reliable name like Gold Presidents. Our men’s chain collection features one-of-a-kind pieces and exceptional craftsmanship from our jewelers. We craft all our pieces from the finest materials, including yellow and white gold, real solid gold, sterling silver, and beautifully cut diamonds.
Plus, we take pride in leading in hip-hop jewelry—for example, our pieces have the longest-lasting gold plating on the market. Also, we offer a lifetime guarantee add-on on all purchases. We take quality seriously! We meet the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Jewelry Vigilance Committee regulations. Plus, we test all our products for durability and quality before we send them. Whether you want to expand your current collection or invest in carefully crafted pieces for the first time, browse our inventory today.
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