Originally Posted by foryoureyesonly
True, in no way whatsoever are those bracelets conservative in style or trying to be. They're not for most people, but there are a few guys I know who can pull stuff like this off with ease and they are straighter than an arrow (for the dude talking about bracelets being gay).
And I do agree that for the most part bracelets can make a guy not exactly look very manly, but my point is that bracelets aren't anymore inherently feminine than any other form of jewelry. And yes, watches are jewelry.
Straight men wear earrings, necklaces, watches, and bracelets.
Gay men wear earrings, necklaces, watches, and bracelets.
It has to do with the style of the item combined with how the item is worn combined with the style of the wearer combined with the look of the person combined with how the person acts combined with a bunch of other factors.
30 years ago, ALL of my (straight and queer) friends started wearing earings. I found it ridiculous. I still do.
(Of course, I do not mean to say that all men wearing earrings are ridiculous. But I think that they would look cooler and less "trying hard to look cool" without the earrings. The same for necklaces and bracelets... Of course, I am talking about men in the following context: European, middle or upper class.)