Posts Tagged ‘accessories’

Put a Ring On it: Rings for Men

Rings- the one men’s accessory that continues to go in and out and in and out of style– except for wedding rings (band) or superbowl rings- those will NEVER be out.

Let’s see I would guess pre the 70s the were mostly out, in the 70s they were sorta in if you were a wanna be pimp of sorts or a hippie, early 80s out, mid to late 80s all the way to the early 90s very very in, in the mid to late 90s it was all about bling, so things like blinged out pinky rings were in, then once 2000 came around less became more… theeen a very tad in 2007, bit more in 2008, and now in 2009 rings have become cool again due to the incredible 80s/90s hiphop inspiration that seems to be influencing everyone from couture designers to mainstream retailers.

Personally, with the exception of wedding bands, championship rings, and maybe a ring that has a specific meaning (ex: it was your dads or grandpas, or it symbolizes something etc) , I don’t like rings on men… just like I don’t like loop earrings on men- its unnecessary and too feminine. But obviously there are exceptions to every rule, and if you can pull it off then by all means- rock on.

I did a very quick search of rings for men, and I found a few rings that are sorta rad and I think the right guy can easily pull these off:

(Surface to air ring) Three finger ring, $98 (oaknyc)

(Surface to air ring) Graduate/helmut ring, $236 (oaknyc)

Steel ring with spinning chain, $21.99 (justmensrings)

Horseshoe ring, $33.44 (justmensrings)

Steel recesses ring, $21.99 (justmensrings)

(Vane NY) 2-finger brass knuckle ring, $80

Sterling Silver 2 ring finger, $40.99 (vistabella)

The main thing that men should remember when wearing a ring– less is more. You know how some girls may have four or five rings on at a time (depending on the look they’re going for)? yeah, well guys shouldn’t do it… One ring at a time unless for some reason 2 in necessary. Usually, in my opinion, a man should never wear more than 2 rings. (but there obviously are exceptions to the rule :-)

Black & White: Dolce & Gabbana ‘Vintage’ Bags

And the manbag still rocks on… :-) .

professional D&G, $725
casually cool D&G, $1140

BE COOL: Accessorize

Calculator Watch, $35
(sold out)

Match Necklace, $15
(sold out)

Staple Cuff, $6.99
(sold out)

Dad’s Readers, $10.00

Wing Tip Belt, $49.00
(sold out)
Pac Man Hat, $16.46

Top Gun Vintage Hat, $8.95

Jersey Cotton Scarf, $6.99

OVERDUE: 3 Ways To Wear Your Scarf

Many guys have asked me how to wear their scarf, and I’m finally displaying 3 options.

First start off by folding your scarf from a square to a triangle, then choose from one the styles below:

The Basic.
To achieve this look simply drape the scarf around your neck and tie in the back.

The Side Knot.
To achieve this look, drape the scarf around your neck and the tie the scarf in the back, but as you’re tying the scarf bring the knot to the front of your shoulder, then loosely tie it again. At this point you can arrange the scarf to look similar to the picture above.

The Modified Basic.

Tie this scarf like you tie “The Basic”, but much looser. And after its tied fold the pointed end under, then slightly mold the scarf to look like the picture above.

There are other ways to tie a scarf, but these are 3 easy to do options. You can purchase a scarf here. *Special thanks to my friend Julian who got dragged into this spur of the moment quicky “photoshoot” in midtown Atlanta.

*The “scarf” above is not meant to reflect any religion, race, or creed. It’s called “scarf” and is used as a “scarf” in fashion worldwide and in most english-speaking countries. The Urban Gentleman apologizes if this offends you, please feel free to look away or scroll down if these photos are unbecoming to you.

Ode to Star Trek: The Incognito Sunglasses

Okay, so this is nothing new– we’ve been seeing men walking around the mean streets of NYC, London, and Paris rocking sunglasses that undoubtedly remind of us LeVar Burton in Star Trek (and then I think about Reading Rainbow, lol). When I initially saw guys in these glasses I thought to myself “this is too much”, but the more I see it the more I understand it and I can surely respect it. There are two or three black guys that wear these shades all the time and they can semi-regularly be seen on street blogs such as The Satorialist. When I was shopping in SoHo last weekend I saw one of the guys, but he seemed like he was in a rush to go get somewhere so I didn’t stop to talk to him. These shades were “brought back”, buy Maison Martin Margiela in his S/S 2008 collection. Margiela is all about being incognito and letting the clothes speak for themselves. About 2 months ago Pharrell Williams was seen wearing the red and black Martin Margiela jacket at a Diesel concert- and they jacket surely spoke for itself.
The star trek glasses fad is slowly catching on with some people who don’t mind looking like Geordi LaForge (the Star Trek character), but it’s still too early to tell if it will disseminate or really end up in many peoples sunglasses collection. But unless Kanye or Pharrell start to wear them on a daily basis, then I doubt it- but who knows.

oh how i HATE men in heels

S/S 2008

S/S 2009

Maison Martin Margiela “L’INCOGNITO” Sunglasses, around $596 ea – visit:

Oliver Peoples: Iconic Eyewear

Every three out of four times I see a well-dressed man with glasses, I notice that his glasses have 3 dots on the side. And finally, after continuously seeing these frames, I stopped a guy and asked “Hey, what kind of glasses are those?”, and he answered “Oliver Peoples”.

Oliver Peoples is known for their iconic eyewear, these are the glasses you think about when reading classic novels that take place in an old English town or when watching classic American movies.

Oliver Peoples glasses are based on vintage eyewear and have been featured in many movies and are worn by many stars. Their glasses have a certain personality about them that is unique to most other eyewear designers. Long story short- if you own a pair of Oliver Peoples glasses you must have impeccable taste…. in eyewear atleast. (check the website to find dealers near you)

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