Men’s Fashion Makes a Comeback

Perhaps its a sign that the hipster generation is getting a little older and more sophisticated, but it seems that men’s fashion is on an upswing. According to Bill Cunningham – of NYTimes fame, the era of dressing down is over. You hear that boys? OVER! So put the hoodie away, bust out the nice pants and the new shoes and get your strut on – because fancy fashion is a street that doesn’t divide down gender lines.

Don’t be intimidated! It’s easier than you think, I promise. We’re not talking black tie here, think more…Mad Men, updated.

Keep in mind that men’s fashion usually moves at a snails pace, which might leave you fellas with a little less excitement, but it also means that nice pieces are worth really investing in – you’ll get years of use out of them. Once you get a couple of staples down (a nice pair of paints, a well-fitted but slightly funky suit jacket, suspenders for flair, maybe?) all you need are a couple nice accessories and you’ll be at the height of hip.

And accessories are one thing I can help you with. For instance check out these super snazzy faux lapis and diamond cufflinks (psst! clearance sale!). Also worth looking at is this jazzy tungsten and black carbon fiber bracelet or black tungsten ring. One thing you can NEVER go wrong with is a nice fashion forward watch. Find one that suits your style here.

However you find your style, remember this – whether its a first date or a tenth anniversary, we girls just swoon when you dress up for us.

2 thoughts on “Men’s Fashion Makes a Comeback

  1. IndiviJewels April 4, 2011 / 6:10 pm

    Interesting blog, I don’t normally think about mens jewelry.


  2. Bekka May 3, 2011 / 8:14 pm

    Hey, I actually wrote a book on this topic – it’s called “Gender and Jewelry, a Feminist Analysis,” and it goes into the use of men’s jewelry at some depth – and how the way it has developed in different cultures sheds light on the way they think about gender roles in general. If you’re interested, there’s a bunch of excerpts from the book at or you can just google or it, it’s on google books too. Always so exciting to find other people interested in these topics! Honestly I don’t understand how it’s not fascinating to everyone. Thanks for bringing it up!


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