Imagine a man in a tuxedo at a black-tie event.He has poise, style and a posture that grabs everyone’s attention.He casually turns his wrist to check the time… a Casio calculator wristwatch with a rubber strap…
The watch you are wearing speaks a lot about your personality and taste.
I love a man with a good watch, as much as I love me with a good watch.(makes sense?) Point is there are so many good brands out there, I’m talking;
Patek Phillipe, Audemars Piguet, Rolex, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Breitling, Bremont, Bulova, Bulgari,Casio.
These are not even a quarter of them.There are so many ways to dress a good watch, so many ways to choose a good watch and as many ways NOT to dress a good watch. Now your mumbling “how? we dont need to be so into the watch-how-it-looks like you ladies, we’re men”. Now honey that is not true, the man’s jewellery world is not as wide as ours but that makes to show how much is put into the watch than you might actually notice.
HOW TO MATCH YOUR WATCH WITH YOUR OUTFIT.
SHIRT CUFFS AND WATCHES.
I am sure some of you have asked whether you should have your shirt cuffs made bigger – or the sleeves shorter – in order to accommodate a watch. This is relevant to anyone buying a shirt.Yes, even you Daniel who is just picking any shirt.
The short answer is no, if you can help it. Unlike the sleeve of a jacket, a shirt sleeve relies on gripping the wrist to keep it at the correct length. This enables it to have excess cloth in the sleeve so that when the arm is extended, this excess is taken up and the cuff remains on the wrist. If a shirt cuff is made too big, it risks slipping too far down the hand, or compromising this excess in the sleeve.
Having a larger shirt cuff to fit over a watch is a poor functional solution in any case. The sleeve can often become stuck on the watch, or sit at odd angles.Where did I learn this? I have my sources *wink*. I’ll give you a hint, “research”.
COLOUR OF YOUR CLOTHES.
Colour’s colour’s colour’s, a very important aspect indeed.Usually black watches are the most formal, while brown, gray or khaki watches tend to be more casual. Very colorful watches should be kept for casual occasions only.Very bright colors are usually the right choice when it comes to sport watches, while darker colors are reserved for more formal watches.Let’s not forget you skin tone, pick a colour theme that compliments your skin tone.
Simplicity.Thats what makes an elegant watch. Because simplicity is something that’s so hard to obtain, a simple, yet sophisticated watch is the best option should you be wearing with a suit.An elegant watch can be made out of gold, white gold or silver for a very upscale event, or it can be more colorful and have leather strap, but still look “well-mannered”. A simple, elegant, yet colorful watch can be the pop of color you can add to a very formal outfit. Note that there are different degrees of formal clothes. A Tux and The Black Suit. Each has its Do’s and Dont’s.Be sure to do your research before falling all in.
I’ll take it that you are not a guy who is wearing sweatpants on a daily basis outside of your work-out place when we discuss what an appropriate casual watch is. The right casual watch has fine lines and a carefully crafted design, but it also leaves room to playfulness and creativity. Most watches do fall in this category. Sometimes, a casual watch can be more strict than another, but, again, it all depends on the circumstances. For example, both working at the office and traveling are casual occasions, but they are different types of casual. The more laid back the situation, the more relaxed you can be when it comes to your watch: now im not saying go colour crazy when at that office cocktail.Either way,you can still wear a formal watch when out with your friends.
YOUR BODY FRAME.
If you are a small guy and you wear a big watch, it won’t make you look bigger, you will appear to be wearing handcuffs. Also, a bigger man wearing a thin watch is most likely to look ,you know, I wont even go there.To get the best effect you should always pick your watch according to your size. As any other accessories, watches should be proportionate to your body: thin men can work slim watches, while bigger guys can carry watches that are boxier and more robust.
“Just like in the case of glasses, a watch can harden or soften your look if needed. For example, a watch with a boxier shape can compensate a more slender figure, while a very round watch can soften a very “square look”. Sometimes, watches can be in tandem with your shape. This is why the golden rule is to see what looks best on you and which trick results in the most harmonious look you can get”. F&F
This is the power of a wristwatch, gentlemen – it can either break or build an outfit!
Since men wear limited jewelry, a watch is an expression of their personality. The best wristwatches are simple, versatile, sophisticated and classic.
Most men prefer to own more than one watch so they can wear the appropriate timepiece to complement their outfit.
Personal tip; you CAN mix gold & silver, they are both neutrals.
Tisha (yes, I am a woman)