They were worn by the Pharaohs in ancient Egypt. They were worn by the originators of streetwear fashion, Run DMC. And now they’re here to help take your fit to the next level.
Obviously, we’re talking about chains, the ultimate bling to light up any wardrobe. But you don’t want to pick up the first piece of jewelry you see when you’re building your collection. Our tips and tricks for buying your first chain will help you pick the chain to complete your fit.
Choose Your Metal
When you’re copping a chain, you usually have two choices: gold or silver. Both looks are fresh, so you can’t go wrong with either. But here are some things to keep in mind when you’re deciding.
There’s a reason we call it the “gold standard.” It’s because gold is the standard, especially when it comes to chains. It comes in multiple colors, giving you more options for looks, it stays clean, and it gives you the most street cred. However, you must remember that gold is soft, so you have to be careful when wearing it daily.
Just because it’s silver doesn’t mean it’s second place. Silver is valuable, durable, and matches literally any outfit you throw it on. Keep in mind that it may tarnish, so be sure to wrap it in cloth before you put it away.
Turns out that people can actually be allergic to metals, especially gold and silver. But that doesn’t mean you can’t rock a precious metal without getting a rash. If you wear chains that are gold or silver plated, you typically won’t have an allergic reaction.
Know Your Link Types
When people think of links in chains, they usually think of some big, bulky Christmas Carol-looking links. That’s the kind of mindset you want to kick to the curb when you’re buying your first chain. There are tons of types of links—enough to fit your personal style perfectly.
Here are a few styles to think about before you buy yours:
- Straight Cuban
Decide If It Will Fit With Your Style
Your chain may be the featured performer, but it isn’t the only act in your fit. When you’re choosing a chain, you have to make sure you like the way it looks with the rest of your wardrobe.
The beautiful thing about chains is that you can wear them with pretty much anything. It’s all about your style. Look through our urban street clothing collections and visualize the chain you want. Do they go together like Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg? If so, the chain is a keeper.