They say you can tell a lot about a man, from the shoes on his feet. Most of the time, that's true, if you don't splurge on much, make sure your shoes are of the highest quality, that you can afford. With stylish shoes being a given in certain circles, what else can define a man from a style point of view? Due to the current trend of over accessorization in men's fashion, you could say bracelets, or the colorful pocket square or the blazer, or even the button-up. And yes while all these elements do blend together nicely at times, to put forth a well-dressed gent. Without this key accessory below, the story you're trying to tell with your clothing choices, will get lost.
Do me a favor, slide up the sleeve of your shirt and check the time, No really look at your watch! What time is it?
Yup you're right, it may be time for a new watch. Few pieces symbolize style, like a well-crafted and timeless watch. Why? Well actually its hard to explain, its like seeing a beautiful woman, you know you should have her, but why don't you? Your fault huh. Summer can be challenging, with endless promotions telling you about the watch you "want", which is probably out of your price-range. I'm here to show you two options that'll keep you looking stylish, without breaking the bank. First up:
Option #1: The classic, the timeless, the effortlessly cool
This is the watch that seperates the young aspiring gentlemen, from the adolescent boys. I'm sure I repeat this in nearly every post, but maturity should bring a understated elegance to your accessories. No longer are you trying to blind people with your watch, or out-shine your friends. You know that's what boys do, but you're a man with clout, and soon enough, wealth. And your accessories, tho understated speak volumes about your character and humbleness toward material possessions.
This particular Bulova was worn in the original "Wall Street" starring a sober, Charlie Sheen. Simplicity will forever be iconic. Trendy is will always be for the NOW folks. But you're intelligent so you think past now, knowing there's more to life than everything in the present moment.
Option #2: The casual, the weekender, the military watch
Limited edition -TIMEX from J.Crew
I believe the weekend is for introspective thoughts, and relaxation. Getting dressed for work everyday, begs for the weekend dress down, when I'm running errands, groccery shopping, etc. I'm not trying to look fly. I want to be comfortable, and since I got on sweats and an old t-shirt. A dressy watch like option #1 seems out of place. Lets dress down your wrist as well. What else makes this watch a must-have?
Summer is here, its hot as ever, and you may want to change bands depending on your outfit. Heck, lighten up, brighten up your wrist with interchangeable bands like the ones below:
Even when you think nobody's watching, they are. If you don't believe me just WATCH.
Until next time...