Halifax, The Daily News Says
It is those fashion connotations that today's men seem no longer to shy away from. Yet, for many men, jewelry is still agog with messages concerning masculinity and class. When I was young, a man who put too much effort into his appearance was referred to as a "Dickie Dazzler," a term that was at once a shot at pretension and a question mark about sexuality and class.
The celebrity factor certainly has had an impact on that way of thinking. David Beckham is a classic example. But in the post-metrosexual era, we see even those men who culture a certain bohemian negligence adorning themselves with accessories. Think Johnny Depp or Colin Farrell at their most laid back. Browsing the blog of the Sartorialist (thesartorialist.blogspot.com), the increasing diversity of men's dress, demeanour, body-shape and accessories fast becomes apparent. As in women's fashion, the ideals are muddying and, thankfully, more choice is evolving.
So, while the extremes are there, the male bling trend is not an all-or-nothing proposition. As is the case for women's jewelry, there will be those who operate with a more-is-more philosophy when it comes to their jewels. And there are those who opt for one or two sentimental pieces. Whether you lean towards more or less, the options are certainly out there for every style of man.
Whereas Nationaljewelernetwork says Men's jewelry no longer left warming the bench --
Men's jewelry, long relegated to a distant showcase and a small part of the average jeweler's inventory, is finally getting not only respect but retail real estate.