From Rings to Grillz: Elevating Your Formal Style with Men’s Jewelry

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Jewelry may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to elevating your formalwear, but it can take your outfit to the next level. A little bit of flash can add confidence, elegance, and authority to your look. So, what is the best way to add some drip? Rings, grillz, chains, and belts are all accessories that you use to add dimension and character to your look. We are here to show you how you can change up your look and look better than ever before.

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Let’s start at the beginning, what is your base outfit? What sort of formalwear do you identify with the most? There is no need to confine yourself to just one sort of look, you can change up fabrics, patterns, and colors depending on how you are feeling.

Some great fabric choices include:

  • Tweed
  • Velvet
  • Linen
  • Wool

And some great color choices are:

  • Classic Black
  • Royal Purple
  • Academic Navy
  • Brushed Nickel
  • Bold Burgundy

We also love certain patterns, such as:

  • Herringbone
  • Houndstooth
  • Plaid
  • Stripes
  • Paisley

Think about what the base of your outfit will be. All of these fabrics, patterns, and colors can mix and match to create a great base look that will only be enhanced by the accessories you choose to add on top of all of this. And don’t skimp on tailoring—a well-fitted suit is always going to look best.


two man's hands wearing gold-colored wedding rings

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Fingers covered in dope rings will always bring to mind extravagance. Think of The Godfather and the long tradition of asking someone to ‘kiss the ring.’ Whatever your ring style today, you’ll be sure to find something cool and stylish that will elevate and accentuate your style. 

  • Unexpected Materials

When you think of rings, you probably think of the classic materials: gold and silver. But have you considered some other materials that are almost extraterrestrial? Meteorite rings are an ‘out of this world’ choice that will inspire earthbound envy. This material is a strong choice for the bold. 

  • Signet Rings

You may think of jewels in a ring as something more feminine, but signet rings are back in a big way for men. This look screams of authority and personal style. Think of how kings and noblemen used to dress; they had signet rings to symbolize family ties and great achievements. 

  • Stacked Rings 

Gen Z is pushing style forward in a big way, and one of the trends men of this generation are embracing is carefully stacked rings. This allows you to be playful and intentional with your style. Don’t be afraid to mix materials, metals, and colors to create a wholly unique look.

Rings are an ever-expanding and deliberate fashion choice that will help you to embrace maximalism in a new way. You’ve got plenty of real estate—ten whole fingers to be exact—so start shopping.


man wearing gold chain necklace

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Chains are perhaps the first thing men think to reach for when it comes to looking at masculine jewelry. Everyone loves some chains to show off their own personal style. Important to streetwear, these can still be an integral part of a formal outfit. 

  • Ditch The Tie

We love to layer chains with a collar instead of a tie. Think of Barry Keoghan’s look at the 2024 Golden Globes. Never afraid to play with color, he opted for a complementing necklace instead of a tie with his red suit. Layer longer and shorter chains and even mix metals. This can be an eye-catching and show-stopping look. 

  • Keep It Personal 

Chains, like all jewelry, can hold sentimental value for folks. Whether it’s cultural significance, a family heirloom, or just something you love, chains and necklaces can be a highly personal and fashionable part of your outfit.

Chains add extra pizazz to any outfit and can be substituted in formalwear if you’re not a big tie guy. These make an outfit so much more personal and memorable.


man leaning on green painted wall

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Perhaps not synonymous with formality, grillz nowadays can be added to your personal formal style. With the rise of hip-hop and rap culture entering the mainstream, this addition to your personal style can be elevated.

When dealing with your teeth, you don’t want to opt for anything low-quality. We suggest 24k gold grillz to liven up your style and add a pop of interest when you open your mouth. This look not only can add a tougher quality to your style but also a playful quality. Wearing grillz is a way to show that you’re not afraid to play around with your style and buck traditional norms. Men’s fashion often stays more stagnant than women’s fashion, but the rise of streetwear is allowing folks to expand their minds on what fashion can and cannot be. Your grillz are a way of saying you belong in this space, and you’re going to be yourself.

Personal Style, Personal Culture

In the past, formal style was stuffy and unoriginal. People were forced into boxes of how to look and what to do. Today, we are a much more diverse community and style can be more of what we make it. Wearing culturally significant clothing, jewelry, and accessories is seen in a positive light now when before, it may not have been. We can open our minds to endless possibilities. Personal style has reached the point where it can be just that, highly personal.

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