January Trend Focus – Black Earrings
Jan11

January Trend Focus – Black Earrings

Our trend focus for January is Black Earrings. This has been a trend for a while but yet it lives on and we have to say we don’t think you can beat having a simple pair of black earrings in, it doesn’t matter if you’re on a night out, having a ‘Netflix and chill’ evening or at work; this style of earring is perfect for men of all ages to wear. It doesn’t matter if you have one or both ears pierced, Black Earrings are an ideal fit and you could always try mixing it up a little and having a stud in one ear and a hoop in the other, our Hoop and Stud set is perfect for this, or buy it if you have single pierced ears so you can mix your look up. Here you can see Danny wearing our 8mm Black round studs, a simple pair of studs that give a simple, modern look that will go with pretty much any style of fashion you can think of, from bright to monotone, these studs will give the perfect finishing touch to your look. This size of earring is around average, with our most popular sizes selling in 6mm or 8mm. Made from stainless steel with a black anodised finish, you can trust these earrings not to mark your ears or tarnish, making them ideal to put in your ear and leave them with no worries. You don’t want to go and buy cheap earrings that are going only last a few weeks and possibly mark your ears or the black to fade, do you?! Now, of course, if a stud earring is not for you, here’s an alternative. They’ve always been popular, but more and more guys are now wearing hoop earrings, often referred to as ‘huggie’ hoop earrings. This is because men’s Hoops are designed to hug the bottom of the ear, rather than dip down too far like women’s hoop earrings will. Often, guys find these earrings more comfortable to wear and they are perfect to leave in you ears as there is no post at the back of the hoop. These Hoops are one of our most popular pairs, they have a simple polished design with a jet black finish, hinged fitting to make it easy and comfortable and most of all they continue to lead the trend in men’s earrings and indeed men’s jewellery. Now, if you fancy mixing this trend up a little we have thrown this stud earring into the mix. It’s a Fake Plug single earring with a black marble effect finish. You can see it here on...

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December Trend Focus – Nature
Dec09

December Trend Focus – Nature

Our December trend focus – Nature. A popular trend in fashion at the minute is the use of nature in patterns for clothing, from prints to logos, nature is being used more and more. With such a vast spectrum of animals, flowers and plants etc., these patterns give a great look to any man, whether it be a subtle touch or big bold prints. We have selected a few items from the Urban Male range where nature has inspired us to design some pieces to complement this trend, perfect to give as gifts for Christmas. Everyone knows that December is the dreaded month of having to think of gift ideas, so if you aren’t feeling too generous then scrap it all together and just treat yourself ready for the party season.   Stags are always popular in fashion, with stag’s heads, antlers and horns used many times in prints or logos. Here we have our popular leather dog tag necklace with a Stag’s Head design on it in an antique gold finish. From our Winter shoot, the necklace looks perfect with a nature themed print t-shirt and faux fur lined coat, a great casual (and WARM) look for this Winter. The necklace offers a simple look and once combined with these fashion pieces you can see it simply adds the finishing touch to the look and a must have for your jewellery collection. You never have to overload with lots of pieces to transfer a trend or style on to your own look, by adding subtle touches such as a tree print on the t-shirt, a fur lined coat and a stag necklace you can easily achieve the look without over doing it.   Lions are a popular choice for men as they evoke the ‘King’ or dominant male in us, it might even give you a well-earned boost to your ego, (disclaimer: not guaranteed). This look combines the trend of nature with our November Trend Focus – Metallics. This lion pendant necklace is made from an aged, gold finish stainless steel; the aged look and black detailing gives it less of a ‘bling’ look and much more of a dull, antique finish. We have put this necklace with a simple t-shirt and jacket for a more casual style, this makes the focus much more about the necklace and less on the overall fashion. The lion’s head really pops out at you, rather than being a subtler statement piece like the stag’s head necklace.   What could be manlier and give you a bit more ‘grrrr’ than a Wolf ring? Our detailed wolf ring comes in an aged golden...

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November Trend Focus – Metallics
Nov09

November Trend Focus – Metallics

Our November trend focus – Metallics. This month we wanted to talk to you about the move to more metallic colours now coming through in styles of jewellery and watches for men, including our own range. Colours such as copper, gold and bright silver are becoming the hot new finishes for your jewellery; from wearing them on your wrist to having it in your ear, metallics are the must have for Winter 2015. With the Christmas party season on its way, there has never been a better time to add some to your collection. Here we have combined a Gold Finish Bracelet with a black Leather Studded Bracelet  for what we think is a must have look for casual days or perhaps on a night out. Gold worn on its own can look a little over the top (some may even consider it a bit 1980’s), but worn with this black bracelet it tones down the gold and with the combination of the two different types of materials, leather and steel, this is a winning combo for any man to wear. If you are worried about wearing a little gold, remember two things: not too much and it doesn’t have to cost the Earth. Our gold finish steel jewellery items don’t cost the Earth but give the look of real gold at a mere fraction of the cost. Don’t overload! Just a subtle touch of gold will lift your look. From our City Gent collection we have combined our popular Copper finish bracelet with a black Onyx bead bracelet. This gives a simple and modern look, ideal for guys to wear to work or for more formal occasions. This simple combination again repeats two key things about wearing metallic jewellery: mix up the materials and tone down the brightness of the metallic with a subtle colour, black is always good for this as we all know it goes with pretty much any colour. Copper is a little more subtle than gold and we think it’s a really under used colour for Men’s Jewellery. We aim to change that by introducing a larger range to our collections over the coming months. Here we have combined gold metallics with black finish jewellery and in our opinion it makes a winning combination, one that the whole office unanimously agrees looks great. Perfect for nights out on the town; you can easily find a slim-fitting black shirt to wear, combine it with a black pendant or necklace, bracelet and add a gold finish bracelet and ring to have you strolling round the town like the king. You may think gold is just too...

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October Trend Focus – Bracelets With Watches
Oct26

October Trend Focus – Bracelets With Watches

Our October Trend Focus – Bracelets with Watches. Often, men who wear bracelets do so on the opposite wrist to the watch, but more frequently in fashion we are seeing the two alongside each other and we have to say we love it. It’s the perfect way to accessorise; not only will it sharpen your look, but it will bring some feature to your watch by simply having one or two bracelets to compliment it. You can see in the image above how these two black bracelets (our Lava Rock Bracelet and Plaited Black Leather Bracelet) placed next to this watch sets off the black dial really well, when worn with this shirt you get a smart casual look perfect for nights out. We would only recommend wearing one, two or three bracelets alongside a watch, anymore and you risk looking too bling rather than on-trend. We also recommend thinking about what these bracelets are made from, you don’t want to wear anything too loose or too hard-wearing next to your watch as this has the potential to scratch or damage it (God forbid you scuff the special gift your parents got you for your 21st). Materials such as leather or our bead bracelets are perfect with a metal watch. Alternatively, if you have a leather strap watch, then you could try some stainless steel bracelets to give a contrast to the plain leather, or, of course, you could wear matching coloured leather to the strap. In this look, we have chosen a couple of our popular copper finish bracelets, our Copper ID Bracelet and Copper Plaited Leather Bracelet. Both of these are a sharp contrast to the bracelets previously mentioned, but matched here with a denim shirt you get a great look perfect for a casual day out with your mates or an evening in a bar. The sharp contrast in colours will ensure they stand out on your wrist making people notice them more. Here at Urban Male, we are loving metallic finish jewellery at the moment, it’s going to be our Trend Focus in November so watch this space! Try to structure your wrist wear appropriately, we recommend looser bracelets sit in front of the watch; tighter fitting bracelets work best behind. If your watch preference is simpler and slightly less in-your-face (see above), all you’ve got to do is accessorise with similar colours and casual styles. The watch will be less of a statement and almost blends with the bracelets to look a lot more relaxed and comfortable. To add a splash of colour, we’ve placed bright coloured bracelets on the other wrist making this...

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