For the longest time, the gentleman's neckwear game was confined to ties and bowties. We still love a good slightly skewed hand-tied bowtie, but as menswear got more causal, the opportunity to don one shrank. Not to fret, we have a new alternative—the necklace. The necklace is not revolutionary, but traditionally, it was relegated to the realm of gangsters and rappers.
But, due in part, to the midas touch of Virgil Abloh, Yoon Ambush at Dior Men and Matthew Williams at Alyx—who have all been putting out banger jewellery pieces each season—men are now more open to experimenting with necklaces and less worried about labels. In short: necklaces are having a moment right now.
And if we are being honest, there is no easier way to step up your fit. And it doesn't even have to be a necklace of the thick and chunky variety. In the gallery above, see how the stylish gents and ladies from fashion week are rocking pouch necklaces as well as artfully layering multiple thin necklaces together.
While they might not come cheap, unlike other accessories or garments, they are extremely versatile and complementary to any outfit. What that means is that you are going to be wearing them often, if not daily, and your cost-per-wear is going to be low; making these necklaces a brilliant investment piece.
Any accessory that elevates your style game without causing you to break out into a sweat in this terrible heat is a win our books.