Men and Brooches

Dear Mr Centeno,
I am a serious fan of medieval and fantasy tales, such as the Lord of the Rings. In the story, some of the male characters are given brooches to wear on their cloaks. I have always thought of brooches as a feminine accessory… Can it be manly in the modern day to wear a brooch? If so, could you give some tips or advice about it?

3 Replies to “Men and Brooches”

  1. This is hard – as the setting and even name of the piece conjures up images of femininity. However – the pieces we saw in LOR were functional and quite masculine.

    Wearing it as a functional accessory? Yes

    Otherwise – you’re wearing it as jewelry. In that case you need to have confidence and not overplay it.

    Hope that helps! – Antonio

  2. So it’s your basic traditional “well it can go either way, but if you do it, do it with confidence” answer. I’m cool with that! Thanks Mr. Centeno! 😀

  3. I think wearing brooches with your clothing in the modern world is not appropriate, but if you think you can pull it off and you have the confidence to wear it then why not?! Personal style is all about incorporating pieces into your wardrobe but you must have the confidence and you know that it looks good on you.

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