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Did you know the most expensive watch is a Patek Philippe valued at $31million?
While you might not own a timepiece as expensive as the Patek Phillippe, you still like to look sharp and show off your watch.
If you’re looking for ways to match your watch band to your outfit, you came to the right place. Read on to get started.
Your Watch Should Match the Level of Formality
The first thing you need to keep in mind when matching your watch band to your outfit is the level of formality you’re aiming for.
For starters, analog watches are more formal. People wear these when they have a formal job, special event, or are going on a date. Digital watches, on the other hand, are the more casual of the two options.
Wear Leather Watch Bands With Leather
Men’s leather watches are some of the most versatile watches around. If you own a leather watch band, you should pair it up with other leather items. For starters, leather bands go well when paired up with belts and shoes of the same material.
However, keep in mind you have to keep to the same color scheme. If you have a black band, then you must also have black shoes and belt. The same goes for a brown belt and shoes—pair those up with a brown band.
Metal Bands Compliment Metal Accessories
Metal watch bands go great with other metal accessories such as rings, shoe buckles, cuff links, and more. There are many different types of metals used in watches, such as matte, shiny, or jewel-encrusted.
Some of the popular metals used on watches include platinum, steel, silver, gold, and titanium.
If you’re going to wear your metal watch with accessories, the metallic tones ought to match each other. For example, if you’re going to wear a gold watch, match it with earthy tones. Silver watches go better with black, grey, and even blue.
Match Your Shoes to Your Watch
If you ever forget these rules or have trouble matching your watch band to your outfit, simply match it to your shoes.
Remember that black leather goes well with black shoes, and it’s also a more formal color. If you wear a pair of slip-on loafers, you should combine it with a more formal watch. The same goes for Oxfords as they should get paired with a more formal watch.
More Flexibility With Heirloom Watches
By now, you know that there are a few rules when it comes to wearing watches. However, when it comes to heirloom or antique watches, you can break the rules a little bit more.
Since antique watches are a part of history, you don’t have to worry about which shoes to wear with them.
Simple Rules to Match Your Watch Band
Now that you know about these simple rules to match your watch band, you will always look your best.
Remember to pair leather with leather, metal bands with metal, and when in doubt, match your watch to your shoes.
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