How to Wear Man Jewelry (part II) feat. Philip Crangi

February 8th, 2012

Back by popular request after last Summer’s “How to Wear Man Jewelry” (Part I) post, my favorite jewelry designer Phil Crangi shows us what he’s been rocking this “winter”.

What I love about Philip’s renowned personal style is his ability to wear his clothes with personality. He understands the importance of investing in quality items, but that doesn’t mean they have to look pristine. He is proof that well-made clothing is built to be resilient and looks better over time with a little worn-in character.

Perhaps it comes from his philosophy on jewelry design, as he comments here about his new capsule collection for Giles & Brother:

“What we always try to do at Giles & Brother is to create that iconic piece you have been searching for your whole life and haven’t yet found.  This capsule is no different in that we concentrated on creating that one, seemingly elusive, perfect and masculine piece of jewelry that one wears forever.”

Here, he gives us 5 examples of how to pull it off.

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1. Workwear to Work 

“This is a bit of a work wear look for me.  As a matter of fact I wear this to work almost every day.”

“The toughness of this hex nut cuff goes well with this outfit. It’s a really wearable piece”

I’m not a big fan of mens bracelets, mainly because they’ve become a craze and it’s gone too far. I see guys wearing dozens of different wrist wraps in multiple colors and fabrics…it’s too much.

Philip does it right. He keeps it simple, with the focus on one awesome piece (that happens to be a perfect match for his wicked vintage Barbour).


  • Blue cashmere cardigan by Inhabit
  • Grey jeans by Helmut Lang
  • Cape Cod watch by Hermes
  • Black waxed canvas jacket by Barbour
  • Blue & Green check flannel shirt by JCrew
  • Yellow and black check wool scarf by Comme des GARÇONS
  • Brown leather boots by Doc Marten
  • Leather hex nut cuff by Giles & Brother
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  • http://WWW.BOYBEADS.COM BOYBEADS

    Needless to say, I’m a huge fan of men’s bracelets and I hope the craze never dies. Guys should keep it simple though.

  • http://jewellerysg.com/man-bracelet-kr/ Jewellery SG

    the bracelet is so cool

  • Peter Siddle

    wow nice outfit. really cool.

  • Aimée

    In awe.

  • Addis

    After 5 minutes on your site, everyone looks the same or way to contrived. Bros, just be you…that’s the best style ever.

  • Trung

    what are those prada shoes in the last one. They are no were to be found

  • Andy

    Any idea what style the barbour jacket is? Looks great.

    • cam

      @andy – its the Bedale

  • Anonymous

    Any idea what style the Barbour jacket is? Looks great.

  • charlie

    lol “sea captain swag” haha this dude is awesome.

  • P.C. Progeny

    This is a really helpful way to try new looks. Thanks!

    http://www.pcprogeny.com

  • Mountain Dandy

    Phillip Crangi is one of my favorites.

  • JB

    Where did he get the hook bracelets? I like them both both there’s no mention as to where to get them.

    Help?

    • JB

      Nevermind. I’m an idiot. :)

  • Daniel

    That hex nut bracelet is awesome.
    Dan, I’ve collected a number of masculine bracelets from around the world that I think Philip Crangi would enjoy seeing. Feel free to share my e-mail address with him if he’d like to see pictures or examine them in person – I live in NYC.

  • Anonymous

    he makes it look so easy to pull off fashionable brands

  • Rei Fernandez

    SB,

    The “Sea Captain Swag” photos are so bad ass. Big fan of that entire look. Great post as usual!

    Rei
    http://www.thecmngrnds.com

  • mcl

    I’m intrigued by the cuffing in the 3rd look. The cuff appears to be much slimmer than the leg of the jean: Does anyone know how this look was achieved?

    • cam

      @mcl – go to Wikipedia and type in “tight-rolled pants” or “pegged pants”

    • Kevin Isola

      So funny to see it back and so prevalent. Just fold the cuff over itself on the inside of the leg and then roll as desired.

  • BillK

    Love this guy. Love this site! Keep it coming

  • Sdalsbo

    I believe that A mans shoes and a hat or fedora make the look.
    Everything else is secondary.

    • Sdalsbo

      Specifically a nice vintage fedora,and a well made pair of leather soled welted shoes are two items that finish off any mans wardrobe.

  • ian

    He is one good looking man with great style.

  • Chasin

    I too would like to know where the ring is from. Mr. Crangi has amazing style.

  • Benjamin

    This guy rocks the hell out of everything he wears–killer beard too.

  • Ben

    I love your posts mixed with other featured guests. It shows a nice range of different personal styles.

    love the artistic expression in this man of taste. now cruising his selection of jewelry online. very nice

  • John

    He kills it. I personally wouldn’t wear a lot of these pieces together, but he pulls it off with effortless style. Well done!

  • Every Man’s Closet

    Hm. I like his overall style, but the post didn’t really show how to wear man jewelry. Subtle earring and one leather bracelet, no matter what the outfit. Got it. Oh, and throw in a ring on a “crazy” day.

    • http://www.thestyleblogger.com SB

      A much needed lesson in subtlety for the internets #menswear culture.

      Thanks for reading.

  • JR

    diggin the beard. wish i could grow one that manly

  • Brown

    This guy looks like Poseidon/Zeus. Great style Mr.Crangi

  • Levi

    Not my kind of look, but this guy has undeniable style.

    Something I thought was cool that wasn’t mentioned was his flathead-screw earring. Really dig that gold hook/leather bracelet as well.

  • cam

    love the suit and i’m glad to see the mention regarding too many bracelets on men. thanks for the post dan!

    • Heloisa

      I’d love to add so much of Crangi’s pieces to my wbdrroae. Alex; how skinny is the woman’s version? As a guy with pretty skinny wrists I’d hate for it to be dwarf by a huge man-sized spike FIT IS KING!

  • Johnny Hammersticks

    This dude is the CHIEF.

  • Joe

    Missed where the ring in the last set is from–not mentioned at the bottom.

  • TO

    Echo the great vintage barbour comment, the professor look hits outa the park, great 50′s coat and tasteful jewelery all around…well done again Mr. Crangi! Good call to feature him again.