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How To: Select a Man Bracelet that Suits Your Personality

It’s official: We’ve reached ‘peak’ male arm party. Never before have there been such opportunities for experimentation in the wrist accessory arena. But with this freedom, choice, and power come great responsibility. From materials to matching protocol, here’s what every guy needs to know about the complex world of men’s wrist adornments.

The Metal Bracelet

What to look for: Something sleek, clean, and masculine (not chunky).
What it says about you: It marks a taste for flash, switching from classic to rebellious depending on how the light strikes it.
The accompaniment: This cheese can stand alone, for the most part. If you’re going to give it some company, however, try to lend it a contrasting texture or color. Wooden beads fit that bill.
Recommendation: The Skinny Railroad Spike Cuff from Giles & Brother

The Leather Bracelet

What to look for: A good simple starter piece. Without a flash of color or metal, leather provides a matte elegance that can complement any outfit. Just be sure to keep it thin—thick leather straps are tough to pull off unless you play the guitar professionally.
What it says about you: You to take the bull by the horns.
The accompaniment: Works well with colorful beads, muted weaves, and any kind of watch.
Recommendation: Bison Made Double Wrap Bracelet

The Beaded Bracelet

What to look for: Beads come in a variety of materials, and they stack up well in a group, so don’t be afraid to roll deep.
What it says about you: You’re a worldly, curious, and liberal spirit.
The accompaniment: Beads on beads on beads, and maybe throw in a woven twine or leather piece here or there.
Recommendation: Men in Cities Two Tone Beaded Bracelet

The Woven Bracelet

What to look for: Something colorful. The more colorful, the better—dyed bracelets can add an exciting accent to an earth-tone heavy outfit. The reverse, however (an earth tone bracelet on a colorful outfit), will leave you looking like a hacky sack champion.
What it says about you: You’re not afraid to tell people how you feel.
The accompaniment: Any and all of the above.
Recommendation: Yuvi Silver and Woven Cord Bracelet

The Rope Bracelet

What to look for: Nautical rope and sailor's knots are about as timelessly rugged as it gets, and are made to stand up to heavy adventuring.
What it says about you: Whether navigating the urban jungle or the open sea, you have an explorer's spirit.
The accompaniment: Layer with woven and rope bracelets in various patterns and colors for texture.
Recommendation: Any of Sailormade's styles—especially the Birchbox-exclusive Charger Bracelet

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