The votes are in--women want men to wear at least one necklace or one bracelet! This season is all about wearing a treasure trove of aged elements such as antiqued metals and tribal and geometric symbols with natural materials such as leather, bone, wood and carnelian or olive new ''jade'' gemstone beads to define a world traveling ''Panama Jack'' style.
Men's neckwear typically features a repeating pattern that averages two inches in length with the heaviest beads focused on the center and narrowing in millimeter size towards the clasp. The most common length for men is just at the collarbone so it will peek out from beneath shirt collars.
The most popular bracelet style on men is the I.D. style bracelet. Originally invented in the 1960s, this season's style is a contemporary design without medical functionality. To make, use elongated metal, porcelain or resin links as a center focal knotted onto cord or linked with heavy chain. The trick for making bead bracelets for men is to go simple. The fit should be fairly snug, with enough room to fit one finger between the bracelet and skin. Key colors are marigold orange, olive green, brown and silver.
Cuff links are resurging as a huge style accessory this season, seen worn on the cuffs of long sleeved shirts and jackets alike. Uncommonly bold and clever styles include bright acrylic and enamel, knotted silk thread knobs and fun crystals with antiqued metal glued or wire-wrapped into place on cuff link findings and 3/4 inch chain lengths.