The future for men’s jewellery expansion looks brighter and brighter, no longer restricted to lapel badges and silk ties alone.
Many designer brands are responding to increasing demand for diversity in clothing accessories for men, there is a move out of the generic flavour, at last.
Finally men are getting more of a say about the clothing styles they buy and wear. Mixing and matching is an enjoyable exercise as the choice of colours goes beyond shades of grey.
Traditional lapel badges are now referred to as men’s brooches and popularity for bangles continues to surge.
A new era is evolving, an ideal environment for designers to incubate their ideas and watch them come to fruition
One name that is carving out a sizable niche in menswear clothing accessories is Vivienne Westwood. Her distinctive styling and bold approach mark a new creative direction.
Pendants The red heart Orb pendant a fine piece of jewellery; it’s deliberate and consistent in style, not just being different for the sake of it. Proportionately combining traditional materials like enamel and Swarovski crystals set in Rhodium transforms it into a very contemporary form. With a generous chain and sturdy spring loaded clasp they’re sure to last a life time. And they can easily be match with a pair of red heart Orb cufflinks.
Then there is the thoughtful piece of brown English Oak wood set in a solid circular piece of Rhodium and, justly named -Touch Wood Pendant- There are many more to comment on, but lets not be greedy.
Brooches The Brightly Coloured, Perspex brooches; Reminiscent of the colours used in Pueblo style architecture. To wear on your lapel and you’ll be making a bold statement. They don’t resemble the traditional insignia badge worn by members of associations or clubs
Cufflinks The handmade Swarovski Cube cufflinks by Ian Flaherty, sporting 80 Swarovski Crystals a piece and recently voted one of the best gifts for Father’s day by Victoria Gray of the Sunday Express Magazine. Precision equalled by quality and they’re made in England.
Another worthy name to note is Veritas Precious Metal Design; The -Icons Cufflink Collection-, featuring, Che Guevara, Sir Winston Churchill and Marilyn Monroe are brought to vibrant life, using sterling silver, enamel and Swarovski Crystals to create instantly recognisable forms. Veritas gifts have once again set the benchmark for style, quality and innovation in finely crafted jewellery. Made in limited quantities, so, value is retained for many years to come in the -Icons Collection-
Remember, every significant movement in art can be traced through the design of cufflinks. Jewellers like Cartier and Tiffany crafted work of art cufflinks in mother of pearl, crystal; precious stones…These famous fashion names establish designer cufflinks as the essential accessory for men.
London Badge and Button, an easy name to remember: They typify contemporary accessories. Since 1973 their apt designs have consistently met with market demand. Now at the cutting edge of laser technology and computer assisted modelling they’re in keeping with changing technology and this is reflected in their precision cufflinks.
But don’t forget your silk ties, otherwise the doorman may not let you into the club-house.
Bangles If you want to see what’s available in the way of men’s then keep an eye on Vivienne Westwood, you will be pleasantly surprised.
All the fashion accessories mentioned are worthy of any collection.