How to Layer Necklaces like a Pro: For Men

Unlike women, necklaces aren’t something us men naturally know how to wear. We can throw on the new Washington beaded necklace for men but do we really know what we’re doing? For most of us, no. But that’s why you have guys like me. Dapper style is my expertise and today, I’ll be teaching you guys how to layer necklaces like a pro.


Step One: Find Different Lengths

The first step to layering necklaces like a pro for men is to find different lengths. Sure; you never take off your dog tag necklace but if your other necklaces are the same length, you might want to reconsider that. Otherwise, you’ll want to stay away from necklaces for men that are the same length as your dog tag.

It’s insanely important to avoid wearing several men’s necklaces that are the same length. In fact, it’s the key to looking dapper and masculine. Otherwise, your accessories will just look messy and your entire outfit will appear sloppy.

So, step no. 1 – different lengths; always different lengths. 


Step Two: Matching

I know, I know, matching is not a man’s forte, especially when it comes to colors. After all, the majority of us are apparently colorblind. However, with that said, all the more reason to actually pay attention to what men’s accessories you wear.

There are a couple of ways you can go about this. You can match the colors blues with blues, blacks with blacks – simple stuff, you can match the overall theme of your necklaces or you can avoid matching altogether. Confusing stuff, right?

Matching The Same Color

Let’s start with the first one, as it’s the easy. If you want to learn how to layer necklaces like a pro, start with the same colors.  Pair your silver necklaces with silver pendant necklaces; your black necklaces with a black beaded necklace, and so on and so forth.

Matching the Theme

The second way to layer men’s necklaces like a pro is to match the overall theme. Despite sounding really complicated, this method is actually much easier than you think. Just take a look at the men’s necklace collection on Zenger. Pretty much all of the necklaces can be paired together, assuming they’re different lengths.

However, not all stores are created equally. So, this is a styling tip for men that you want to remember when pairing with other types of necklaces. If you’re wearing the Gavreel religious necklace for men, you probably wouldn’t want to pair it with some satanic style from somewhere else. Common sense, right?


Step Three: Matching the Aesthetics and Quality

This is where layering men’s necklaces gets a little tricky. Matching the style and quality of necklaces takes a little more attention to detail than the other steps. So, if you’re trying to focus on appearing more dapper than dude, this is for you.  After all, a cheap chain necklace paired with a dapper Zenger necklace can just destroy your entire look; a beachy shell-necklace isn’t going to match the style of a dapper men’s necklace either. I’m sure you get the point.  Stick with dapper necklaces well throughout your look. 


Whatever length of necklaces you’re wearing, whatever the style, it’s key to make sure that, when combined, the finish look ties… Without actually tying together. So, stick with different lengths, match the color, theme or not at all, and always match the style and quality of your men’s necklaces.

Either stick with dapper necklaces for men from Zenger or some cheap styles found at some random corner store. When trying to pair necklaces like a pro, the two should never be combined.


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