The treasures from Dior Homme and Gucci are the main choices in men’s jewelry, but look to brands including Lara Bohinc and Puerta del Sol for pieces of distinction.
Bohinc fleshed out her limited range of jewelry for men and took it to the Paris collections earlier this month. Taking inspiration from Gundam robots, bicycle chains, and industrial architecture, Bohinc holds a hard vision of what men should wear as jewelry. A collection with adjustable bracelets, silver and leather rings, and cube chain necklaces that falls somewhere between the dainty lines of Dior and the rough hewn edges of Chrome Hearts, Bohinc’s industrial take on men’s accessories leaves the impression that the wearer is extremely skilled and could have fashioned the links on his bracelet, or carved out the cubes on his own cuff links.
On the other hand, Puerta del Sol produces sharply lined, extremely stealthy pieces of polished refinement. Their fall Disorder collection is a glamorous selection of tri-band separable rings in silver or gold and diamonds that has nothing in common with bling. Rock gods should investigate the guitar pick necklace speckled with diamonds, as well as studded bracelets, belts and pendants.
Both labels offer a limited selection of leather goods: iPod and cellphone holders from Bohinc, and patent leather key chains and python notebook holders from Puerta del Sol. The latter’s line sells at their sublime store in Tokyo while Lara Bohinc is available at boutiques including Aero & Co. in Los Angeles and Selfridges in London.
Photo: Lara Bohinc
Puerta del Sol