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HOW TO MATCH A WATCH WITH YOUR OUTFIT PART 02
6/16/2017

 

Leather Complements Leather

The material and color of your shoes is a suitable reference for the choice of watchband. You should start by matching your belts and shoes.

A black watchband should be worn with black shoes and belt; a brown band with brown belt and shoes. A silver or gold band suits either color.

Interchangeable bands are an excellent option for men who own shoes in different colors. The watchbands don’t have to be the exact same color as your shoes, but a similar tone (light vs medium vs dark).

 

 

  • Don’t wear a black band watch with a brown tone shoe. Or a brown band with black shoes
  • A watch with a rubber band is strictly for casual or sporting occasions.
  • A chronometer is made for sport and styled for sport. It should generally be worn for sport.
  • Plastic bands are used for more casual digital watches.
  • In analog timepieces, the watchband is either made of leather or the same kind of metal used on the case.
  • Rough, worn-in leather straps work better with jeans. Such a watch would not be appropriate at a fine-dining event.
  • A good leather strap is the classic choice, but gold or silver bands are appropriate when they complement the rest of your outfit.

 


 Metal Complements Metal

 

The metal case of the watch (the frame around the face) should complement the metal accents of your other accessories. The case can be square, rectangular, round, and polygonal. The finish on the case can be matte, shiny, matte, patterned, or inlaid with crystals or other jewels.

The metals used to make the case include steel, gold, silver, platinum and titanium.

A rose gold watch can be worn with a gold belt buckle – it’s close enough.

What if the metal casing on the watch is blacked out? Then you can go with either gold or silver.

You want to coordinate the metal color with your watch and ring, so that all your accessories, for example, are gold.

The other accessories you will need to pay attention to include cuff links, shoe buckles, buckles on the side adjusters of trousers or on the back of your waistcoats and any other piece of jewelry on your outfit.

A gold-plated watch is best-suited to clothes and shoes in earthy tones, while silver goes with grey, blue and black.

 

 


Heirloom Watches Bend The Rules

 

Heirloom pieces represent a legacy.

They are usually worn as a good-luck charm or as a memory of original owner. An heirloom watch is an item that cannot be subjected to the rules of matching watches with clothes.

For a simple reason – they are great conversation pieces and they make you memorable. Heirlooms allow you to bend and even violate the rules mentioned here.

An heirloom watch is not worn based on the latest trends or fashions, it is a reminder of family history and culture.

Men who fought in World War I passed on their wristwatches to their sons and grandsons as a memory of the sacrifices made by that generation. Though the function of these watches is not as a timekeeper these heirlooms are meant to be cherished and passed on through the generations.

 

 


 When In Doubt Match Your Watch To Your Shoes

 

Black is generally dressier, but that doesn’t make it the default right choice. Sometimes brown shoes are just a better choice. Interchangeable leather bands are useful here – one in brown and one in black for each watch. Or another color for more variety.

  • Black leather is more formal than brown. A black watchband is more suited for formal events.
  • Slip-on tassel loafers are considered business casual.
  • Silver watches match best with shoes in black, gray, silver, and blue shades. Gold watches go with browns, beiges, tans, and other earth tones.
  • Wearing Oxford balmoral black shoes with a dark suit? Go with a formal watch.

For the best effect, pick a watch according to your size as well. Watches should be proportionate to your body. Thin men can work slim watches, while bigger guys can carry watches that have boxier and robust watch faces.

Use these tips to ensure a harmony between your clothes and your watch.

And of course ask for the opinion of a professional. So you come to a more accurate information.

Here you can consult our HRONOMETAR, which is also the oldest watch boutique in Skopje.