If you plan to wear jewelry other than your watch, it has to be subtle. We like this Navy Nautical Shackle Bracelet ($28) from Need Supply. It’s 16″ of sailing paracord rope with a stainless steel bow shackle and eye closure. And if you are going to wear it, wear only one… there is no need for eight bracelets on the same wrist.
Where is it written that an obnoxiously large watch-face means more testosterone? There is something to be said for a man who sports a simple watch with a perfectly normal sized face, especially if the watch tells a story. By looking at the Il Bisonte Galileo ($374), we can see that the master leather artisans of Il Bisonte understand the elegance in simplicity. This watch has a Miyota (Citizen) 2115 mechanism and a cowhide leather strap that will only getter better with age.
Add some masculine accents to your every-day carry with the Billykirk No. 32 Skinny Cuff ($45). This leather wristband is hand-oiled and edged right here in the USA. Dress it up or down, this skinny cuff is sure to provide a little manly edge to your wardrobe.
Looking to add some color to your keychain? The Miansai Brass Voyager Hook Keychain ($55) does the trick. This hand-made keychain comes in eight different colors and doubles as a bracelet for those of you who are feeling bold. A creation of Michael Andrew Saiger, this keychain/bracelet hybrid is one of many vintage accessories that Miansai offers. The contemporary gentleman approves.
Need an everyday watch that looks as tough as you feel? The Mil-Tec MKII Chronograph ($330) from the Military Watch Co. fits the bill. Designed for fast jet pilots, this watch is water resistance to 150ft (50m), it has SuperLuminova for improved low light performance, and the facility to quickly recalibrate the chronograph facilities if required. Make sure to grab one before your next flight, Maverick.