Are you thinking of buying men’s leather bracelets? Livestrong, PowerBalance, and metallic golf bracelets have increased the popularity of bracelets among men. The latter two claim to somehow improve athletic prowess. This, in turn, has made male use of bracelets and similar jewelry socially acceptable. With the increase in the use of these bracelets, comes the concomitant rise in mens leather bracelets.
A trip to the local mall, gym, or neighborhood bar will reveal that more and more men are sporting mens leather bracelets. These are generally worn on the same wrist that men would wear a watch. Sometimes multiple bracelets are adorned and on either or both wrists.
These fashion accessories come in many varieties. There are a multitude of colors, with brown and black being the most common. Some come stamped with various phrases including Chinese characters. Thickness and length vary greatly as well to accommodate a man’s endowment in the wrist area. Likewise, the prices vary greatly with less influence by the amount of material used but more so by where they are manufactured. The vast diversity in size and style may be indicative of how the bracelets are produced. The supplier website Alibaba.com reveals that manufacturers tend to be located in China, India, or Pakistan. The bracelets appear to be made from remnants of other leather goods such as belts, whips, or sex toys.
Unlike their rubberized or metallic predecessors, mens leather bracelets are not purported to have any mysterious and magical powers. Their use is strictly for aesthetic and fashion purposes. Men commonly wearing these tend to be bikers, balding, followers of fads, homosexuals or any combination of these groups. In fact, the manner in which mens leather bracelets are worn may be indicative of sexual orientation much like the way men sported single earrings. (An earring in the right ear revealed that he is gay, and an earring in the left ear stated he was easily influenced by trends and fads or that he could not afford the second earring.) An unscientific and ad hoc poll (taken on July 24, 2011 in Madison, WI) of a group of classy, professional, twenty and thirty-something straight males, indicates that mens leather bracelets would not be a popular accessory. In fact, one normally shy male, loudly belted out, “I would not be caught dead wearing one of those [epithet for a homosexual male] Chinese-made pieces of [expletive for feces] on my [expletive] arm. Don’t talk to me about this [expletive] nonsense any more.” His sentiments were resounding echoed by nearly everyone else at Starbucks on University Avenue in this normally liberal and tolerant college town.
Some men may find interest in mens leather bracelets. However, without some sort of grand celebrity endorsement (Tiger Woods would be an ideal candidate), it appears unlikely that these will ever catch on among heterosexual males in mainstream America. It is far more likely these bracelets may catch on in France where all men appear and act like homosexuals. Otherwise, the typical American bald, gay, biker in, say, Rockford, IL just might be flashing his new leather goods.