Bracelets, like watches, can be worn daily. Some are dressier for formal occasions and others more casual for relaxing events. The variety of materials range from stainless steel, gold, platinum, silver, leather, copper, brass and hemp. They are versatile accessories that reflect your personality and bring out the color in your outfits.
The five points listed below are the reasons why a man might want to consider strapping on a shiny piece of metal, nylon or leather on his wrist ;)
Reason #1 – Easy Conversation Starters
Accessories are visual cues to your personality. Interesting accessories will always draw attention. You might find strangers approaching you more often when you wear a bracelet that looks like it has a cool story associated with it.
Bracelet can be great conversation starter. An ice breaker to use to strike up a conversation with a pretty woman in the cafe. It could also save you from a boring and slow conversation.
In a world where everyone looks the same, wearing an eye-catching accessory and makes you appear more interesting. People will want to connect with you just off the first impression of cool and unique bracelet.
Picture a beautiful woman or business acquaintance saying "That’s a cool bracelet, where did you get it from?” Now you can be the guy who says “Actually, I picked it up from a journey through sub-saharan Africa. Would you believe if I told you it was made from elephant hair?"
Reason #2 – Medical Emergencies
A significant number of Americans have a medical conditions which paramedics should be aware of, in the event of an emergency. Medical identification bracelets alert first responders to vital medical information along with emergency contact information. In case of an emergency, the right care can be administered based on the information provided through a medical ID bracelet.
While a medical bracelet cannot be considered jewelry – it is a necessity for anyone who has a medical condition that would not be obvious to doctors or medics.
Reason #3 – Instant Association
Although we no longer have class divisions in the West, in other parts of the world – bracelets are an automatic qualifier in society. In many countries in the Eastern part of the world, wearing a bracelet can signify that you are affluent.
The modern youth often sport colorful silicon bracelets or dangling charms to support social causes and show allegiance to a group. The bracelet becomes an extension of their identity displayed to the world.
Bracelets are also used as anchors to remind you of experiences that were important to you. Like a beaded/woven bracelet you found at a flea market during a summer vacation abroad. Or a paracord to remind you of the fantastic hiking trip you had with your best friend.
Reason #4 – Cultural Symbolism
Bracelets can have special meaning based on cultural traditions. In some countries, a bracelet is a requirement of faith. For example, the Sikh men of India wear a copper bracelet from childhood to show their allegiance to their faith.
Latin American azabache bracelets are believed to offer protection to the wearer. In Bulgaria, a red and white string is tied around the wrist to invite the onset of spring.
Reason #5 – You Enjoy Wearing Bracelets
You might be among the fashionable men who reckon that bracelets look good on men and are fun to wear. You enjoy wearing bracelets and they are a great way to add color to your outfit wether you’re dressed up or down.
A woven bracelet that matches a color from your shirt pattern, tie or pocket square is appropriate even in corporate environments. And you can slip the same bracelet on for a casual afternoon barbecue in your backyard.