Most men tend to wear limited jewelry and don’t accessorize much as well. However, the one element of style that they don’t leave the house without is a good watch. Like your belt, the watch may be a small accessory, but it has the power to make or break your entire outfit. Like a good pair of shoes, the watch is a reflection of a man’s personality and his level of confidence.
Men usually prefer to own more than one timepiece so that they have the appropriate one to pair with the right outfit for every occasion. If you are on a budget but would still like to look suave and debonair, you can always go for luxury replica watches.
Below are six guidelines you can follow to make your watch a complimentary addition to your outfit.
Match with the Occasion:
The central principle with this rule is that the watch must pair with the clothes in a way that it goes with time you are dressing for. To understand this, you must know the difference between the different styles of watches.
You will have them in many categories that include Dress, Dive, Racing, Pilot, and Field. Once you are familiar with the various watch types then you must know how to match it with the appropriate dress codes; the main dress codes you will have to remember are a black tie, business attire, sharp casual, and casual.
Matching the Watch Strap to Your Outfit:
Once you know the type of watch you want to go with, you can then narrow down the process by deciding on the material of the watch strap. Here there are two guidelines:
Leather watches are considered more formal than metal bands
Black leather is more precise than brown leather
While gold- and silver-plated bands are not suited for formal events, they are great for parties where they will complement the rest of your outfit. Worn-in leather straps are an exception because they can be paired with casual wear rather than a suit.
Leather Compliments Leather:
If you are wearing a watch that has a leather strap, then the material and color of your shows is a suitable reference for the choice of a watchband. It would be best if you started with matching your belt with your shoes, and then you can match your watch with both.
For instance, a black watchband should match with black shoes and belt; a brown watch band with brown belt and shoes. The watchband does not have to be the same shade as the other accessories, but they should at least be in a similar tone.