Real men don't wear bling to the office
Writer Amy Verner notes that boy bling was on the rise at this year's Academy Awards, with Harrison Ford, Colin
Farrell, Keith Urban, and Daniel Day-Lewis all sporting some nifty earware.
But the folks at Askmen.com say businessmen shouldn't follow their lead. Their office jewelry recommendation for men includes only a wedding ring and watch.
Hmmm...seem a tad conservative to anyone else?
What a few famous dudes with piercings means in a broader context has less to do with whether this will catch on (it probably won't) than the influence it could have on the professional appropriateness of earrings and other jewellery.
In other words, does boy bling belong in the business world?
“We say the only jewellery a man should wear is his watch until he gets married, and then his wedding ring,” says James Bassil, editor of AskMen.com, an online magazine for the XY set that draws seven million unique visitors a month.
“I think a guy has to have a sophisticated sense of his style to pull off those things,” Mr. Bassil continues. “Women are much more attuned to style and presentation and they can get away with wearing lots of accessories because they know how to wear them; there's an accessory culture. Most of us are pretty far away from that level of confidence and knowledge.”