The Man’s Guide to Rocking Rings

Jewelry isn’t just for women, as any man with piercings can tell you. While rings are worn by married men, you don’t have to exchange vows to wear them, nor do you have to limit yourself to just your wedding ring. If you’re a man who wants to take his wardrobe up a notch, these are some things you need to know about wearing rings for fashion.

Matching it to Your Look 

When choosing a ring, you need to make it coordinate with your ensemble. A ring can either be the perfect finishing touch, or it can stick out like a sore thumb–and not one with a ring on it. Quality rings go well with quality garments and accessories. If you have metal accessories, like watches, then your ring should have the same material and a similar look. You should also make sure to review complementary colors so you can find the right outfit to wear with your ring. Plenty of colors go with navy blue, for example. 

Sizing 

Each ring you wear should be able to fit snug on your finger without being uncomfortable. A ring that’s too loose will easily fall off, and one that’s too tight can cut off blood flow and be a hassle to remove. There are a few signs that a ring is too tight, such as not being able to move it around your finger and experiencing pain from wearing it. Thumb rings should be able to slip on and off quickly without any risk of falling off unexpectedly. The smallest size rings will go on your pinky finger, while the largest ones will go on your index finger. Everyone’s fingers are unique, so make sure yours are properly measured.  

Getting Used to It

Vanity can get in the way of practicality when it comes to fashion. If you think that a ring looks good, then, by all means, go for it. However, make sure that it’s not going to cause problems for you as you go about your day. A ring on a frequently used finger, such as the middle, might end up getting in the way. The feeling of the weight of a ring can also be a lot to deal with. Give your hand some time to adjust.

A ring means whatever you need it to. You can show people that you have certain beliefs, that you have a certain past, or that you simply like certain styles. Being confident with your ring is all about wearing it with pride and not getting hung up on the tastes of anyone else.

Cufflinks are also a great addition to your jewelry collection. Click here to learn how to make your fashion statement with cufflinks.