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Jewelry

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ambulance Chaser, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    This poll was inspired by a previous posts in response to an inquiry on a Louis Vuitton ring.  How much jewelry do you wear and how much do you think is appropriate?
     
  2. VMan

    VMan Well-Known Member

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    I think it all depends on age. I wear a watch every day (not a fashion watch; something more classic) and sometimes I wear a ring - a simple silver band from my girlfriend for our 2-year anniversary, or a gold/platinum/diamond ring given to me by my dad (it was his graduation ring) on my high school graduation day. Sometimes I wear both (though not often) but never on the same hand.

    I think someone who is older and in a more professional environment should stick with a watch and a ring. Younger, trendier guys could pull off a fashion watch (such as a Diesel or Technomarine with wide strap or leather cuff [in the case of the diesel]) or a standard watch, a leather wrist cuff on the opposite hand, and maybe a ring on each hand.
     
  3. High_Roller

    High_Roller Well-Known Member

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    It really depends on what else I'm wearing, but I have a gold chain with an onyx cross that I'll pair with a wood bead necklace, or something similar. I'll always wear a watch. I have two classic styles, a cuff and stainless steel one. I alternate. Then I have wrist cuffs and a few other bracelets that I alternate with as well. No rings, though. I own one, but I don't like the look of it.
     
  4. banksmiranda

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    I wear a watch(neither flashy nor expensive) and sometimes, when I'm not working out/playing sports, a gold chain which my mother wore in her youth and passed on to me. The chain stays tucked inside, so unless I'm wearing a top which leaves the base of my neck exposed no one ever sees it. I imagine when/if I ever get married I'll have to add a wedding band to the mix. On rare occasion I'l wear a french-cuffed shirt with which I'll use cufflinks or silk knots.
     
  5. NavyStyles

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    haha, no hip-hop recording artists post on this site? [​IMG] I've got two watches with leather bands (one black; one brown). I wear one of the two everyday, depending on the color of my belt and outfit. I feel naked without a watch. I also have a necklace which is an extremely simple silver chain that holds a penny with a cross stamped into it. I received this during an international project I was involved in about five years ago, and I haven't taken it off since. Finally, I wear a white gold ring with three indentions that run perpendicular to the length of my finger and three miniscule diamonds. My mother gave it to me as a graduation present (I opted for this as opposed to a bulky senior ring that I never would've worn).
     
  6. Bradford

    Bradford Well-Known Member

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    Plain gold wedding band and a two tone silver and gold Tag Heuer watch with metal bracelet (my wife's gift to me for our wedding).

    Bradford

    Oh - I've also got a beaded anklet that I bought in Hawaii on our honeymoon. That's fun to wear once in a while in the summer.
     
  7. VMan

    VMan Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] I also wear one of these. Â It goes suprisingly well with a Brioni suit, Kiton Shirt, and a pair of Edward Green shoes. It also looks nice when worn in conjunction with this: [​IMG] Or even this (for casual fridays): [​IMG]
     
  8. NavyStyles

    NavyStyles Well-Known Member

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    Represent.  haha, I'm digging the third one...

     "Don't want to meet your daddy.  Just want you in my Caddy.  OH OH."  - Outkast

    There is a Cadillac that I'd like myself in -- the XLR (cue Homer-like drooling).
     
  9. VMan

    VMan Well-Known Member

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    Ever see the Cadillac Cien or Cadillac Sixteen?

    They are both concepts, but there is a lot of speculation that they will actually be produced in limited numbers for 2006.

    The Cien is a supercar with a 750 HP 7.5 Liter Northstar V12 engine. Looks absolutely sick, plus I'm sure it handles incredibly as well.

    The Sixteen is designed to compete with the Maybach, but priced at $100,000 less. Plus, it has 450 HP more than the Maybach. The Sixteen has a 1,000 Horsepower 13.6L V16 that features a new GM technology which shuts down some of the cylinders that aren't needed to conserve fuel.
     
  10. High_Roller

    High_Roller Well-Known Member

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    I was at the auto show in Detroit, but I think I missed those cars. I was too busy drooling over a Mini. Now that is a car.

    Those Maybachs are hella ugly from the outside, but the interior is amazing. Fully reclining back seats. Drool.

    ETA: I just took a look at both of those cars. Gorgeous. Although I'm partial to the sixteen. I love the long front end and the way the hood opens. The lack of a B pillar also makes it look real sharp.
     
  11. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Well-Known Member

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    i'd just like to say that i don't consider a watch to be jewelry. it is a tool for telling time without depending on someone else. i wear a swatch watch on days that i work. i typically go watchless on my days off, and i would say that i don't wear jewelry at all. (unless we count silk knots once a year)

    also, i don't like it when people mention 'rules' when it comes to fashion. some have said 'it depends on your age' or there's a rule of one wedding ring/plus a watch. wear whatever you want and don't listen to anyone else's rules, make your own.
     
  12. High_Roller

    High_Roller Well-Known Member

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    I'm in total agreement with you there.
     
  13. oDD_LotS

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    I personally wear a lot of jewelry, but I subscribe to a much different standard of style than most people.

    On an average day I wear:

    A stainless steel watch

    4 or more silver rings

    a Leather cuff

    A black WWJD bracelet that I've had since I was twelve (it's falling apart)

    Single flair stainless steel flesh tunnels in my ears

    a small, spiked curved barbell in my eyebrow

    one of my necklaces, either a ballchain choker, a custom made black beaded number, or a silver Figuro chain.


    Like, I said, it probably sounds tacky, but it fits my look and my scene (I'm an art major, soon to open a hotrod/tattoo shop with a studio for my art), and isn't nearly as gaudy as one might think, especially when I tone down my clothing or pull back my hair.
     
  14. NavyStyles

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    The phrase "flesh tunnels" sounds far too painful; good luck with opening up shop.
     
  15. oDD_LotS

    oDD_LotS Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, they were a little painful at first.

    The actual hole through my ear is slightly larger than 1/4", but it took three years to get that way, so it wasn't like it happened all at once.

    Thanks.
     

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