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Why Wear A Watch
by Michael Taylor(70)
We all know what we think when we see a guy walking down the street wearing as many chains as Mr. T: that is a lot of jewelry for a guy! Men shouldn't be loading themselves down with jewelry every day because it just doesn't look refined or stylish. Plus, it is neither going to attract members of the opposite sex nor aid you in appearing approachable. So abundant jewelry is definitely not the way to go. However, there is one piece of jewelry that every man should include in his wardrobe. This is a great watch.
Many guys nowadays say that they don't wear watches because they just use their cell phones to tell the time. I get that. But picture this scenario: If you are on a date, at a networking event, or at a job interview and you need to check the time, do you want to have to pull out your phone to do it? Those around you will probably assume that you are checking to see if you have received any phone calls, and this is likely to be perceived as rude. Conversely, a nice watch can actually enhance your professional appearance if you wear it to an interview or a business networking event, and it can make an eye catching accessory on a date.
Granted, you may still argue that there are time keeping devices around us at all times, including computers and televisions. But do these devices have the same personal and aesthetic value as a wristwatch? They most certainly do not. Yes, watches keep time, but they also say something about you. They are classic; I'll bet you your great grandfather wore a watch. A watch is an accessory with such versatility as well; the right watch is one that you can wear to an interview,or to a golf outing.
You do not have to buy a Rolex or Gucci watch in order for it to say something about you and be an excellent accessory that you can wear every day. Some watches are more formal than others, however even a formal watch can be incorporated into your everyday wardrobe.
An analog watch with a clean, simple face in white, and a black leather band will generally be regarded as most formal, and also most versatile, for everyday wear. Some watches made by reasonably priced brands such as Kenneth Cole, Michael Kors and Fossil put a spin on this formal appearance by offering a black face with a black band and gray, white, or colored numbers. A similar trend that is very popular right now is the military-inspired watch, which features a black analog face and a black non-leather (plastic or metal) band. Swiss Army brand offers some beautiful military inspired watches. While colored numbers on a watch face are still fairly neutral and can integrate with your wardrobe, be wary of styles with brightly colored faces, such as green or orange. These appear very youthful.
Digital watches look considerably less formal and tend to reflect sporting interests. This is fine if you are, in fact, participating in sports. However, digital watches tend to clash a bit with business casual, office or date wear. The faces of digital watches have also grown rather large in recent years and therefore tend to not integrate with outfits very well. Generally speaking, a watch with a smaller face will go better with the majority of your outfits. If you want a watch that will integrate well with most of your wardrobe, go with a modestly sized face. And if you are a sportsman or outdoorsman, reserve your digital watch for these activities.
Author: Michael Taylor is a Marketing Manager at TIE SNUG. TIE SNUG eliminates continuous adjusting and makes wearing a tie more comfortable. The right tie accessories can ensure you look professional and help you stand out for the right reasons. So be confident knowing your tie knots look great. For more information, please visit http://www.tiesnug.com.
Article submitted Friday, September 16, 2011 & read 38 times.
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