It’s said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but who’s to say men can’t indulge in a bit of sparkle every now and then, too? Women have been finishing off their outfits and giving them an extra bit of pizzazz with shiny for centuries, and men have finally caught up to the trend and jumped on board. Women still dominate the jewellery market, but men are making up an
Based on trends, here are some of the jewellery essentials every dad needs.
A Timeless Timepiece
Men and women alike can appreciate a good watch, but men are more likely to wear one as their only accessory which makes it all the more important they have a classic one that compliments every outfit.
A watch is a very personal piece of jewellery in the sense that everyone has their preference. Some like a metal strap whilst others like leather; one clockface is sufficient for some dads, but a multi-dial watch is what others like best. Metal and dial colour are also big things you’ll want to consider. Does he wear any other jewellery? If so, what colour is it? A man who wears gold won’t want a silver watch and vice versa. Likewise, a bright red dial and a green strap isn’t the most wearable of items and certainly doesn’t fall into the ‘timeless’ category. If you’re planning on buying your dad a nice watch, it’s worth double-checking what his tastes are before taking the plunge.
It’s widely agreed that a man looks his best in a suit, so why not help your dad elevate himself to the next level with a stunning pair of cufflinks? They finish off a suit in the same way a pearl necklace finishes off an elegant ball gown, and that makes them a fashion essential every man – especially a classy dad – needs. To make your cufflinks extra special, you could get them engraved with the initials of you and your siblings, or you could get your birthdays etched into each cufflink. Alternatively, you could buy novelty cufflinks that resemble something your dad loves.
As with the watch, make sure the cufflinks match the other metal he wears in order to avoid an unsightly clash.
For the dad who doesn’t like a watch, a bracelet might be the piece of wristwear he never knew he needed. You can get leather bands or metal cuffs, as well as those engraved and adorned with precious stones and materials. Much like cufflinks, a bracelet offers up the chance to be personalised, but on a bigger scale. This is great for a dad who’s trying to be as well as express his personality.
Necklaces have previously been hit and miss, but they’re growing in popularity and are no doubt going to be a staple piece of every man’s wardrobe in due course. Chains are arguably the most common form of necklace and many men probably already own one or have owned one in the past, so the prospect of getting a new one that’s up to date and in fashion is exciting for lots of dads. Selecting the right length is the first step, as well as the correct metal, but after that, any style is typically a goer.
Necklaces are an increasingly popular item because they can be neatly tucked underneath shirts and workwear which means they can be more than just a piece of costume jewellery, and that brings them into the ‘essential’ category alongside the other items mentioned in this article.
Is there anything your dad wear that he deems essential?