Bracelet Trends
Bracelet Trends
2013 seems to be the year where men are becoming more open to the idea of using bracelets. According to Toby Bateman, Buying Director at Mr Porter, sales of men’s bracelets are surging, whilst The Times also reported a rise in men’s jewellery sales during 2012.
With all this in mind, for the average man who is interested in exploring the world of wrist wear, what are the key styles available this year?
Metal bracelets – specifically ID bracelets – probably represent the most masculine wrist wear option, largely due to their military connotations.
Nautical trend bracelets The nautical aesthetic has cemented itself within the very core of menswear, so it comes as no surprise that this influence has recently been applied to jewellery. A perennial trend each and every spring/summer, investing in a nautical-themed bracelet therefore offers longevity and is the perfect finishing touch to any maritime or Riviera-inspired outfit.
Beaded bracelets When researching this article and gathering images from recent street style photography, it seems one bracelet style is currently head and shoulders above the rest, in terms of popularity: the beaded bracelet.
From ethnic-inspired wooden beads to high-end crystal/ebony versions to statement plastic styles, the range of designs currently on offer is vast and provides something for every personal taste.
Leather & woven bracelets Men are already accustomed to wearing leather on their wrists in the form of watch straps, so a leather bracelet is perhaps not such a big leap and may be slightly more appealing, especially for those taking their first tentative steps into the world of jewellery.
The woven bracelet is another style that is currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity, and they are often found in leather.

Colour Guide for Autumn/Winter 2013
Few colours or shades communicate luxury quite like camel. Unlike the eponymous cigarettes, the Colour Guide for Autumn/Winter 2013hue has a timeless, classic air that instantly lifts any look you integrate it into. Striking yet versatile, it’s traditionally associated with strong, powerful outerwear; a bond that is set to be reinforced this season.
Let us show you how to effortlessly integrate camel into your wardrobe, taking inspiration from the high fashion runways and breaking down the two key considerations for autumn/winter 2013 tailoring and, of course, outerwear…
Camel: On The Runways
Camel was prevalent at all the global fashion weeks as major design houses continued to make the colour a focal point of their collections. Top picks came from industry giants Burberry, Balenciaga and Prada.
Burberry applied the hue to traditional outerwear in the form of both single- and double-breasted overcoats, along with an on trend duffle, with Christopher Bailey also choosing to incorporate a camel crew neck jumper, which combined with black tailoring and a striking red coat to great effect.
Prada chose to go down the outerwear route too – a long overcoat and cropped bomber were particular highlights – whilst Balenciaga went for a statement approach by putting together full tonal camel/beige ensembles.
Key Consideration: Outerwear
Camel has almost become synonymous with outerwear, and it has already advocated by the international designers as the shade for both double- and single-breasted overcoats this year. The versatile nature of the hue enables it to combine effortlessly with your existing wardrobe, making it a fantastic alternative to the typical grey, navy or black versions that dominate the seasonal offering.
It’s difficult to get it wrong with a solid camel. Do this by keeping the cut slim and the lines clean for a sophisticated, sharp upgrade to any look, be it smart or casual. Pair with a navy suit or a jeans and jumper combination – the piece transcends formality with ease.
An alternative outerwear option that is currently experiencing a surge in popularity is the duffle. A timeless and practical addition to any capsule wardrobe, the duffle, much like the overcoat, can be worn both casually and formally if you get the cut and style right. For more information on how to wear the duffle coat in a contemporary way, make sure you check out our recent article on the subject.
Other silhouettes to consider in camel this year include on trend bombers, rugged worker coats and classic field jackets – all of which look superb when paired with earth tones and shades of burgundy or navy.
The Camel Overcoat
Here are some ideas how to get into a camel skin in a right way:
· Dress the camel coat down with simple wardrobe basics for a stylish, off-duty look that reinforces the versatile nature of this timeless piece.
· Keep the colour palette as rich as the coat by pairing with a burgundy crew neck and some classic indigo jeans. Burgundy, navy and camel all complement each other beautifully and are autumnally on point.
· Layering an Oxford shirt under the jumper helps create depth, especially when left untucked, with the hem and tails peaking out below the waistline.
· Complete this casual get-up with some modern, minimal trainers and finish with flair by popping a pocket square in the coat’s breast pocket.
Casual Camel
· Invest in some camel chinos. Bring a touch of contemporary chic to your everyday looks, try dressing them down with some of-the-moment running trainers and a washed colour tee.
· A chunky shawl neck cardigan is a timeless piece that can be used as a makeshift piece of outerwear during autumn. Not only that, it juxtaposes nicely against the more modern, on trend elements within the outfit below – providing the perfect blend of classic and contemporary.

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