Today we’re going to help you find your favourite mens bracelet styles.

We’ll look at all types of bracelets for men with pictures and example outfit pairings.

The best part?

You’ll learn which ones are popular and how to pair them with your clothes to complete your look.

Not shopping for yourself, you can even use this guide to buy your man a gift.

We hope you enjoy our bracelet buying guide.


Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Leather Bracelets and Cuffs
  • Chapter 2: Chain Bracelets for Men
  • Chapter 3: Beaded Bracelets For Men
  • Chapter 4: String Bracelets For Men
  • Chapter 5: Bangle Bracelets For Men
  • Chapter 6: Types of charms used in men’s bracelet designs
  • Chapter 7: Types of Bracelet Materials and Metals
  • Chapter 8: Types of stones used in mens bracelet jewelry 

1. Leather Bracelets and Cuffs

Mens leather bracelets are usually designed as cuffs or rope. The bracelets are often black or brown leather colors.

Let’s look at some of the most popular leather bracelet and cuff designs and match them with looks.

Black leather bracelet for men

black leather bracelet for men

Adjustable leather bracelet for men

Adjustable leather bracelet for men

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Brown leather cuff bracelet

Brown leather cuff bracelet
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Rough leather wrap bracelet for men

Rough leather wrap bracelet for men
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Leather designer bracelets and cuffs look great paired with your favourite pair of jeans and a white t-shirt or button down shirt. 

Something understated.

You should also consider pairing the leather color with your belt and shoes or boots. Make sure this does not clash.

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Leather bracelets also go well with the 2020-2021 fall-winter outwear styles.

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More about leather bracelets

Leather bracelets have been worn by men as early as egyptian times, used as a status symbol and often for protection for high ranking soldiers.

Leather cuffs often bring to mind the punk rock era, with studded bracelets and leather jackets.

Nowadays some guys wear them with ID plates, personalized with custom names or engravings.

Some womens leather bracelets are laced or braided cuffs with beads, stones or charms.


2. Chain Bracelets for Men

Chain bracelets are made of metal links, connected together to make a chain.

Silver and gold chain bracelets are the most popular worn by guys.

The silver chains are typically made from sterling silver or stainless steel. 

Let’s look at some of the most popular chain bracelet designs and match them with looks.

Chunky sterling silver chain bracelet for men

Chunky sterling silver chain bracelet for men
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Class silver chain bracelet 

This bracelet features a t-bar fastening.

Class silver chain bracelet
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Bali style braided chain bracelet

mens braided chain bracelet

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Mens gold rope bracelets

Mens gold rope bracelets

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Chain bracelets can work for a casual or formal setting and fit most occasions. They’re a great way to dress up a suit and watch combo.


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Pairing a gold chain rope bracelet with a watch can really round off your look.

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More about chain bracelets for men

Some alternative fashion brands create diy style chains, sometimes using bike chains or curb chains.

More about chain bracelets for men
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Rope chain bracelets are very popular now and double chain bracelets.

Chain bracelets use a clasp to attach each end of the links. Some chain style bracelets like tennis bracelets can feature precious stones, gemstones and diamonds.

Some women add charms to the links.


3. Beaded Bracelets For Men

Beaded bracelets are a great way to dress up a simple watch, they can be worn casually or formally depending on the style and beads material.

Let’s look at some popular beaded bracelet designs.

Mens wooden beaded bracelets

Mens wooden beaded bracelets

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Stone beaded bracelets

Often made using onyx, which can also be matte. Lava rock and other stones.

mens jade beaded stone bracelet

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Flat beaded bracelet

Featuring silver hematite beads and the fleur de lis design.

Flat beaded bracelet

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Jade beaded bracelet with gold buddha charm

Jade beaded bracelet with gold buddha charm

 

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Metal beaded bracelets

Metal beaded bracelets

 

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Macrame style natural stone braided bracelets (also known as a friendship bracelet.)


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Beaded bracelets can be a great accessory for a holiday look.


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Paired with a rolex beaded bracelets look amazing. These bracelets feature cubic zirconia black diamond beads.


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More about mens beaded bracelets

The bracelets can feature different sized beads, typically from 6mm to 12mm beads are used.

Many beaded bracelets feature charms and look great as a set stacked on your wrist.

Some beaded bracelets have meanings and are tied to religions and used when chanting affirmations. Prayer, protection or life balance beads. Like mala beads, chakra or shamballa bracelets. Often handmade or from a hindu or buddist country.


4. String Bracelets For Men

String bracelets are becoming more popular in mens fashion.

Let’s look at some popular designs for string bracelets.

Black String Bracelet with Anchor Charm

Black String Bracelet with Anchor Charm

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String Bracelet with Buddha Charm

String Bracelet with Buddha Charm

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Red String Evil Eye String Bracelet

Red String Evil Eye String Bracelet
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A string bracelet is a great way to show off a charm or jewel. Statement bracelets like these focus all the attention on the charm and can look great in a bracelet stack.


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More about string bracelets for men

String bracelets are often used for music festivals and can have a hippie or surf style vibe.

Mens string bracelets can have meaning, like a symbol or spiritual concept.


5. Bangle Bracelets For Men

Bangles are traditional rigid bracelets, they were first worn in the indian subcontinent. 

They can be made of metal, wood, glass or plastic.

Mens bangle bracelets can be stainless steel, sterling silver, gold or even copper. They can even feature diamonds and precious stones.

Let’s look at some popular bangle designs for men.

Double layer mens silver bangle

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Mens Bangle with Lion Charms

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A bangle is a nice way to accessorize alongside your watch without making your look feel messy. Hololith bracelets are becoming more popular with men who dare to wear more colors in their accessories. 

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More about bangle bracelets for men

Mens cuff bangle bracelets have been worn since Egyption times and are a great way to dress up a formal look in sterling silver or gold.


6. Types of charms used in men’s bracelet designs

  • buddha bracelet
  • snake bracelet
    • ouroboros bracelet
  • anchor bracelet
  • dragon bracelet
  • heart bracelet
  • skull bracelet
  • wolf bracelet
  • compass bracelet
  • mens evil eye bracelet
  • nautical bracelets
  • mens key bracelet
  • bracelet ring
  • mens gold screw bracelet
  • sterling silver skull bracelet
  • cross bracelet men
  • mens handcuff bracelet
  • leather fish hook bracelet
  • bracelet with initials
  • zodiac sign bracelets
  • pirate bracelet

7. Types of Bracelet Materials and Metals

There are many types of materials you can use for mens bracelets. Here are the most popular ones.

Mens metal bracelets

  • Sterling silver 
  • Gold 14k and 18k
    • Also yellow, white, gold and rose gold colorings
  • Stainless steel 
  • Gold plated 
  • Titanium 
  • Tungsten
  • Copper

Other materials

  • Rope
  • Stone
  • Leather 
  • Wood
  • Fabric (including multi-strand or woven homemade bracelets)
  • Rubber (including sports bracelets)
  • Cable
  • Metal bracelets (including magnetic or health and wristwatch bracelets)

8. Types of stones used in mens bracelet jewelry

  • Diamond
  • Cubic zirconia

Some brands focus on gemstones. These are the common gemstones used in mens bracelet jewelry.

  • Hematite
  • Lapis Lazuli
  • Tiger eye
  • Lava stone
  • Onyx
  • Pearl
  • Labradorite 
  • Jade
  • Emerald

More expensive and less common gemstones.

  • Amethyst
  • Aquamarine
  • Fire Opal
  • Garnet
  • Iolite
  • Opal
  • Peridot
  • Ruby
  • Turquoise
  • Topaz
  • Tanzanite
  • Sapphires
  • Agate

Diamonds are often used to make men's tennis bracelets as shown below.


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Some gemstones and diamonds are lab grown and some are natural.


Types of Bracelets for Men

That rounds up the different types of bracelets for men.

We looked at popular bracelet types and designs. Common materials, stones and charms.

We even paired some bracelets with looks, formal and casual.

Bracelet Types