Over-accessorizing is a common problem a lot of guys fall prey to. While we definitely believe the right accessories can really elevate your look, it’s important to know how to do it right. In this episode of 2 Minute Tuesday we’re answering a viewer question about rings. Should a man wear them? If so, how many are too many?
1 Ring Per Hand Max
Stick to this rule as the be-all, end-all of ring rules. Any more than that and you’re going to look like you are trying too hard.
Skip The Thumb Ring
Thumb rings are a definite no-go, they just come off as tacky and cheesy. Keep your rings to your forefinger, middle finger, and maybe your pinky.
Mixing Metals Is Ok
We’re not diehards about not mixing metal types with rings and watches, but it does look best if your rings are somewhat consistent with your watch or other accessories.
In this week’s 2 Minute Tuesday, we’re talking about smartwatches. Now a pretty common men’s accessory, there are a bunch of different styles and brands. But, are they stylish? What’s the right way to wear them?
Don’t forget to check out our in-depth guide about men’s watches for all of our watch style tips and picks.
Smartwatch Style Tips
- Only wear with casual and business casual – The look and style of a smartwatch is really only suited to your casual wardrobe. So, if you’re going to be dressing more formally in a suit or blazer look, opt for a more formal style of watch.
- Mix up your look – The interchangeable bands offer you a great opportunity to mix up the look and style of your smartwatch, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different colors and leathers.
Since we’re finally done remodeling and have moved in, we thought we’d give you guys an update and a tour of our new home!
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We’ve talked about how important it is to regularly clean out your wardrobe of items that are old, out of style, and no longer worth it. This goes for your accessories too. Accessories are a key part of your overall style, and a few wrong choices or out of date items can easily ruin an otherwise great look.
1. Wide bracelets
My position on this is well known, it’s time to ditch the stacked bracelets and wide leather straps. Their time has come and gone.
2. Too-wide ties
It’s important to keep an eye on your tie’s width. Not everyone should wear a skinny tie (it should be proportionate to your body type and suit style) but anything wider than 3” is just going to look out of date and out of style.
3. Belts with big buckles or large logos
Another item I’ve talked about before, get rid of ‘em! Belts should be minimal. The same goes for super-wide belt widths and contrasting stitching, definitely a big no.
4. Lapel flowers/pins
I don’t mind a bit of flair, like a thoughtfully chosen pocket square or tie bar, but at a certain point, less is more. You don’t need to add on a lapel pin/flower in addition to all the other accessories you’re wearing, it’s too much.
5. Extra-wide tie bars
If your tie bar goes past your tie, you’re in trouble. Additionally, anything more than 2 inches wide, (unless you’re a broader guy with a 44” chest or larger), is just too long.
6. Colored shoelaces
Another trend that had its day, simple and understated is the way to go with shoelaces. You want that nice pair of shoes to do the talking, not the brightly-colored laces.
7. Big, chunky metal rings
A simple band or signet ring is just fine, but large bulky rings just look dated and over the top.
Now that we’re headed into Fall it’s about time you start thinking about your sweater rotation. While cashmere is expensive, it’s no longer just a true luxury item, and you can now find cashmere sweaters at multiple different price points. We get asked about cashmere sweaters a ton so we thought it was time we gave you our opinion on whether or not cashmere was worth it.
-Very light, soft, and warm. Cashmere is the ideal material for sweaters.
-They are extremely comfortable and layer easily.
-Have a nice finish that can be dressy or casual.
-Expensive to very expensive.
-Delicate and require extra care. Not as durable as merino wool or cotton versions.
-Cashmere sweaters now come at a huge range of price points so it can be tough to know the quality.
Ashley: Worth It
Dorian: Not Worth It
Rag & Bone
As I’ve mentioned before, solid white sneakers are a casual staple that no man should be without. Over the past few years the Nike for J.Crew Killshots have gotten very popular, so we wanted to discuss whether they’re actually worth the $100 price tag or not.
-Great, vintage/classic design.
-A versatile basic color scheme with blue, white and gray.
-I like the vintage look of the Nike logo back detail.
-The gum sole – I’m not a fan.
-Better looking alternatives available – they’re basically a white sneaker with a really weird colored sole that gets even worse as they get worn and dirty.
-Price is high relative to similar shoes.
Nike Killshot 2’s are not worth it.
Better alternatives to the Nike J.Crew Killshot 2
Nike Tennis Classic In White
Onitsuka Tiger GSM
Reebok Classic MEMT
Reebok Classic Club C 85
New Balance 288
New Balance 791
Adidas Stan Smith
Nike Blazer Low ID
No matter what the season or dress code, chinos are an essential style staple. Here are three ways to style your chinos for casual, business casual, or dressy situations!
Don’t forget to check out our chino fit guide for more details!
Rag & Bone Fit 2
More Designer Picks
We discussed the Adidas Stan Smith previously and now we’re back with another sneaker recommendation, this time it’s the well-known, and well-loved beauty, the Common Projects Achilles. But, are they worth a purchase if you’re looking for white sneakers? In this video, you’ll find out if the Common Projects Achilles is worth it!
Other White Sneaker Options:
Adidas Stan Smith