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Tools of Attraction: Men With Jewelry
Four New York men on their bling, baubles, and swag.
by Moze Halperin, Maura Hehir, and Colette McIntyre
How would you describe your style?
Right now, Johnny Depp in Cry Baby.
Does your necklace actually say "Cry Baby" on it?
No. But that would be good. It's just random lettering and numbers.
Who made it?
It's vintage. I think it's Moschino, though.
Do you often wear jewelry?
Every day! I always wear rings and bracelets.
And is there one piece of jewelry that you feel naked without?
My watch. Not a particular watch, but I always have to wear a watch.
Do you have a special name for your "bling?" Like "bling?"
Is the currently a trend in fashion that you detest?
Anything cheap. Too much blingy-ness. Some excess is good, clearly.
Typically, at least in Western societies, jewelry is associated with femininity. Any thoughts on that? Is your approach to wearing jewelry an attempt to mess with that norm?
No, but I agree with that. And I think a lot of jewelry geared towards men is too large and industrial-looking and can look so awkward — I don't like it very much. I just feel like it's so necessary in an outfit to have accessories, and jewelry is a great accessory to throw on.