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Old 04-08-2008, 07:02 PM   #1
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Men's jewelry: turquoise and silver?

I don't see this in men's magazines at all, but do see this style on rich rock stars, so am asking if the men here would consider wearing a piece of jewelry made of turquoise and silver (rings, bracelets, belts, necklaces)? Is this popular at all today with the average guy?
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:38 PM   #2
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I've never had any jewelry other than a wedding ring (plain,gold).
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I don't see this in men's magazines at all, but do see this style on rich rock stars, so am asking if the men here would consider wearing a piece of jewelry made of turquoise and silver (rings, bracelets, belts, necklaces)? Is this popular at all today with the average guy?
I am thinking you're asking the wrong board. I'm guessing most men here don't wear necklaces, bracelets, and belts with gemstones. (for one, think all the LBYM threads -- I wouldn't call this board "average" when it comes to splurging on jewelry...)

Plus, most men I know don't really pay attention to accessories worn by people around them. (This finding dramatically reduced my jewelry expense)

Of course that's painting it with a really broad brush. As a woman, I think turquoise and silver are excellent together.
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so am asking if the men here would consider wearing a piece of jewelry made of turquoise and silver (rings, bracelets, belts, necklaces)?
No. I wear no jewelry beside a watch and wedding band. But just as a matter of opinion, turquoise is a bit feminine for my taste. darker stones like onyx or lapis lazuli could work I guess for men.
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Silver & Turquoise Bolo Ties, watch bands, & belt buckles are (& have always been) popular & look good on men who like to dress western style

(not my style personally, but I don't have a problem with it)
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I wouldn't mind a belt buckle of turquoise and silver on the rare times when I dress up. However, such extravagance would be wasted on me.
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Most turquoise & silver are relatively cheap as far as jewelry goes
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......so am asking if the men here would consider wearing a piece of jewelry made of turquoise and silver (rings, bracelets, belts, necklaces)? Is this popular at all today with the average guy?
I've got 2 or 3 turquoise & silver rings, a couple of bolo ties, and a couple of belt buckles. I bought most of the stuff several years ago, when I'd pass through Albuquerque, NM a couple of times a year on my way to/from CA. Most of them I haven't worn in few years, but I wear one of the rings occasionally if I dress up......I bought it while I was at the Grand Canyon a couple of years ago.

I like turquoise & silver, and also Black Hills Gold with onyx. I own a few pieces of each.
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Most men don't seem to wear much jewelry, but in L.A. and probably Florida they do (I'm talking the average guy here). I know this look is muy popular in Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, etc.--all the Western part of the U.S. Didn't see much of this look in Houston as that is basically a blue collar town where jewelry isn't so popular for many reasons (for the men only, of course, as the gals doll up there more than average).
Personally, I like turquoise and silver for me so long as it is minimal or really exquisite. Too much looks like you are competing with the girls, but a ring and belt together is not too much at all. I appreciate your opinions on this.
By the way, I hope LBYM doesn't mean you guys are SO dressed down all the time that dressed up means a clean tshirt and jeans? Or does it?
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By the way, I hope LBYM doesn't mean you guys are SO dressed down all the time that dressed up means a clean tshirt and jeans? Or does it?
Nah! Dressed up means a clean polo shirt and jeans.
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And, REALLY dressed up means old-but-clean polo, crew neck sweater and jeans (winter version); summer version ditches the sweater, changes jeans for shorts, but includes socks.
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HS class ring disappeared in 1974.

I own three or four cheap watches, all in the drawer with dead batteries...

No other jewelry, since the wedding band was jettisoned.

And why is a wedding band considered jewelry. Isn't jewelry an "accessory"?
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And, REALLY dressed up means old-but-clean polo, crew neck sweater and jeans (winter version); summer version ditches the sweater, changes jeans for shorts, but includes socks.
You've got it! That's my wardrobe! Spring and Fall usually consist of a variation of the two combined......Shorts & sweater!
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You've got it! That's my wardrobe! Spring and Fall usually consist of a variation of the two combined......Shorts & sweater!
I need to wear a suit Friday. Cry for me..
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Sorry but dressed up means long pants ...
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In my part of the country people would whisper behind your back if you wore man jewelery. It just isn't done.
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Oh...you guys...what is a mother to do with you all!
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In my part of the country people would whisper behind your back if you wore man jewelery. It just isn't done.
Hence my comment. In the winter I donīt even wear much jewelry--I have a fear that my ears will suffer from frostbites if I wear earrings (not been proven yet).
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