09 Jul Black Watches– The Color of Men
A man has many weapons in his wardrobe’s arsenal. Fashion, cut, style, material – a formidable host of considerations draw together disparate elements to turn a random configuration of elements into a cohesive and defining look. Above all, though, he has color. A man’s look is defined by the colors he chooses… or the lack of color he chooses.
Black has been a staple of men’s fashion for centuries, and for good looking and successful men today, it still is. Black is the color for men’s watches fashion, and where better to show it than a man’s most important accessory – his watch. A black watch radiates self-assurance, power, and direction.
Since the modernist turn in the late nineties, fashion has moved steadily towards the sleek and the contemporary. Thin, modern watches now dominate the scene, the most popular of which are mostly if not all black. Some of the most attractive new designs include beautiful black dials, brushed, black steel hands, and a black band. All together it gives the impression of masculine modernity.
A Watch for All Times
Despite being a fashion-forward choice, black watches have a certain utilitarian advantage as well. Specialty colors can be difficult to match to an entire wardrobe. Even brown leather has its challenges looking good next to a black suit. A black watch, however, matches everything. It’s casual when you need it to be but becomes an instant marker of formality when dressing up with a suit or jacket.
The Right Match
So, you’ve decided to go with a black watch. In the world of men’s watches, you couldn’t have made a better choice, but before you choose just any black watch, bear these considerations in mind. With no color element to differentiate your watch from your clothing or interest the eye, other factors in a watch’s design are necessary to really showcase your style. Pay attention to the texture of the band, the watch’s face, and the spinning hands. What you want is added interest, while maintain that sleek, modern look that only a black watch can give. Look for textured bands – small race-car style holes, or a raised texture. Look at the face – is it just plain? Or is there an element of design interest. Many black faced w atches will include a small focus point, such as a diamond or rhinestone.
Not only will a black watch look great in any man’s wardrobe and accessory cabinet, it’ll quickly become a standout piece. The most common choice for men’s watch fa
ces is white. It’s simple and goes with everything. It’s also the most readily available. Second to white is Navy. Often considered the fashion-forward choice, Navy makes a small impression, but still relies on typical bands to match. A black face watch, however, requires a black band to match. A sleek, all black strap and face make a hard to forget impression on a man’s wrist.
A Good Balance
Above all, keep in mind when choosing a stylish black mens watch that all of the elements must work towards a comfortable and good looking whole. A black face may be the most attractive face a man can have on his watch, but its just one of many elements. A black faced watch with a yellow dial can make for
a troublesome combination of elements and be near impossible to match. A black dial with a green striped band could be just as much of a nightmare. The only way to take full advantage of the stylish aspects of choosing a black mens watch is to make sure all of the elements work together in beautiful unison. Straight black across all elements is a must when deciding which watch is best.
The Perfect Dress Option
A man may not wear a watch on every occasion, maybe not even every day; but there are occasions in a man’s life when he needs a good watch to show who he is and what he’s all about. Weddings. Promotions. In these times, only one option will do – the full black modern watch that shows his modern design sensibilities and knowledge of fashion. Not to mention, a black watch communicates power and success.
Always an Option
Many style experts agree that while white watches may or may not match your clothes, black is always a good option for mens watches. It goes with any outfit, any occasion, and any man. Black is the bold option, black is the fashionable option, and above all, black is the right option.