Men’s watches – How to pick the right watch for your outfit

Men’s watches – Mix and match

Matching a watch to our clothing can be both simple and complex at the same time. You can get hung up on refining outfit highlights while also forgetting to be practical. If you have recently invested in an expensive high-quality timepiece then you might even want to dress for the watch itself.

Men’s watches – a guide to proper watch decisions

The point is if you are wearing a jacket, then it makes no sense to pair that with an elegant and slim dress watch. To help you make the proper outfit and watch decisions, read along for the guide on how to match a watch to your outfit and get the style right every time.

Men’s watches –Formal and business attires

Men's watches -Formal and business attires

Keep it simple when matching a watch with a business or formal outfit. It is good to aim for understatement as a rule of thumb. Drawing attention to your watch in these situations is also generally not a good idea. For formal events like a black tie function, a simple dress watch is all you need. Gold and silver case, white dial and black leather strap without any extra bits will do the job. Formal events call for an elegant men’s watches and there is nothing more elegant than an attractive timepiece that does only one thing, tell the time.

For business attire it is much the same, a gold or silver case will work in most situations, particularly if you are wearing a black or navy suit. And as you have probably predicted, it is best to go for a leather strap here as well.

Men’s watches– Casual outfit

Unfortunate it is not so simple to pair any men’s watches with a casual outfit. Can you imagine a sports watch with a suit? Look out for whether your wristwatch has a metal strap, and if so, then it will generally be less a formal timepiece. So if you prefer a metal band, or if one of your watches already has one, then rather wear it at casual events, watches with leather strap is versatile enough to be worn with any level if casual outfit, which is why they are the default choice for a lot of men out there.

Men’s watches – Sport watches

Although they are both larger than dress watches, the main difference between a casual dress and sports watches, like a chronograph, is that one is for casual events while the other is for sport. Switching metal for a leather strap on a casual watch can, for example, make it formal event ready. This is not the case with sports watches.

Men’s watches – Matching watch straps with you other accessories

Men's watches - Matching watch straps with you other accessories
  • Leather watch band

A relatively easy way to match with a watch that has a leather band is to pair it with leather. Matching leather of the same colour also shouldn’t take much effort, for instance, if you are wearing black leather shoes match your belt colour and watch strap to it. The same goes for brown leather watch strap to a brown leather belt and shoes. Remember the colours of leather should match each other. DO not try to match brown with black, however mixing shades of brown together will good.

  • Metal watch bracelets

If you have got a metal watch, matching the metal of a watch case to your belt buckle, shoe buckle, ring, or cufflinks is a classic move. You can mix metals as both gold and silver are neutrals, gold or rose gold watches match more earthen neutrals. Silver watches pair best with shades of grey, black and blue.

Men’s watches – What to look out for

Men’s watches come in endless options, however, there are few men who understand how they can match their watch to their outfit perfectly. Matching is really a no-brainer, in practical terms; brown leather belt matches a brown leather band. Certain men’s watches can switch between bands, from dark to brown for example, making them extremely practical when matching your belt or your shoes. Never try to mix different colors.