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Men Can Wear Earrings Too

Feb 11, 2008
Today, women can wear pants but still look feminine. In the same manner, men can also wear earrings and still look manly enough. As fine jewelry has become increasingly and widely acceptable in the male world, earrings have also become a fashion statement for men.

But did you know that wearing of earrings can be traced long before rock and roll musicians and bands exist? Yes, it is indeed true. This fact is actually supported with the images of warriors carved on the remains of the ancient Persian empires and palaces that existed way back in the 19th century. During those times, it was thought that demons and evils spirits enter the human body through the person's ears. Hence, men wear earrings for the purpose of warding off such spirits. Sailors in the past also wear earrings to show that they have encountered and survived countless battles or storms.

The history of early Indian and Egyptian kings wearing heaps of jewelry, including earrings, have probably made Philip Michael Thomas, a famous actor, refer to the earrings as symbols of royalty and kings.

Earrings on men have become more and more popular until the late 1960s, as the community of punk rockers has widely grown and developed. In 1980s, famous male music artists and performers, including George Michael, had pierced ears. This bold move then started the trend of earrings for males in the music industry. Such fad has extended to the world of athletes and other show performers. Although some men wear earrings only during close parties but take their earrings off when at work.

Men's jewelry, particularly earrings, is suitable for a clean-cut urbanite or a simple man in the street. Generally, earrings on males are symbols of courage and toughness. Actually, it is not the physical pain that is feared by men when having their ears pierced but the act of standing up and claiming one's own unconventional trend.

Hoop and stud earrings are the most common kinds of earrings men usually wear. Hoop earrings are designed like semi-circular or circular rings that oftentimes feature metal tubing and thin wire attachments piercing the ear. Gold hoops can be worn for a more stylish and unique look. Stud earrings seem to hang on the earlobe without a connection point noticeable from the front view. Simple diamond stud earrings have become increasingly famous among younger generation.

There is really no rule saying that only the younger age group is suitable to wear earrings. However, it is somehow understood that as a man grows older, his choice of jewelry must also become more discreet and subtle.

To find what earrings look best on you, you can try putting them on and match them with your clothes in front of the mirror. Start with a stud or a small hoop. With all honesty, try to evaluate yourself whether you look ridiculous or hot with that earring on, and decide whether or not to have it. Male earrings, when worn appropriately, can actually emphasize sexuality without having to sacrifice one's masculinity.
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2008 Jason Tye. Jason Tye is the webmaster and owner of the mens jewelry emporium - homme rock, specializing in quality, designer jewelry and rings, for men.
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