Hi. I’m Antonio Centeno. I’m the founder
of Real Men Real Style. Today, gentlemen I’ve got a question for
you. Should a man wear a bracelet or bracelets? Go ahead and let me know down the comments
below. I would love to hear from you guys what your opinion is.
Now, I’m going to give you five reasons why you should consider wearing a bracelet
especially if you’re a man that doesn’t and I’m in that camp. So, on a daily basis
I do not wear bracelets. I grew up conservative West Texas where you do not wear a bracelet,
otherwise, yeah, you’re just going to – people are just going to look at you just very, very
strange. But, over the last twenty years, I’ve had
the privilege to travel the world to be able to see some amazing things and I’ve developed
friendships with men that are running amazing companies. And one of them, Hamed over at
Helix Cuffs and Carlos over at the Collaterals. These two guys, two amazing companies and
they both make bracelets and they approached me and say, Antonio, like you should – you
should look at this you should try it, look at what we’re – and I see these guys very
amazing companies, they’re taking two very different approaches.
Let me show you, this is what Carlos has over at the Collaterals and this can actually be
worn. I’ve seen pictures of men with suits wearing this and, I’ll talk about how they’re
doing that. And then, Hamed and his partner, they’ve been building this in Colorado hand-made.
But, the point is is I normally wouldn’t wear bracelets. I wouldn’t have considered
them. And these five points I’m about to share
with you hopefully they get you thinking about it and I love for us to have a constructive,
you know, conversation about this down the comments. And if you decide to purchase from
those companies, go check out on the comments, I’m going to give you guys some discount
codes so that you can get a great deal when you decide or if you decide to start wearing
a bracelet. All right? So, number one reason why maybe you would
want to consider start wearing – to start to wear a bracelet is it’s a great conversation
starter. I find that conversation is something of a lost art and part of it is getting it
started. We pass people all the time, we, you know, everyone almost looks the same,
but if you’re wearing a bracelet especially in an occasion, maybe it’s formal and you’ve
got something just attracts a bit of attention. And, not necessarily in a bad way or maybe
you’re on the beach and you don’t really have much else in style, you don’t want
to wear a watch, and this is something that allows you to talk and to be open with another
person and to who knows where this could go. It could be start of a beautiful relationship,
maybe it’s that woman that you’ve wanted to be engaged with and she just asked you,
where did you get that from? And you’re able to tell her about your appreciation for,
you know, artistry and, you know, hand-made things or it’s a business acquaintance.
And it’s almost like, wow, you know, I know you – I knew you were a creative person,
but – and you’re in the jewelry, but please tell me more about this. So, who knows where
it can go, but I love the idea that it starts a conversation.
Point number two, it’s practical. Maybe, and some of you guys may say, oh, Antonio,
how is it practical? Let’s look at ID bracelets, let’s look at health bracelets, let’s
look at the paracord bracelet. Yes, okay, that last one maybe a bit of a joke, but,
hey, if you’re going off and you’re getting – you’re jumping out of a C130 and into
the woods of Alaska or I don’t know, wherever you’re going, it may be something that,
hey, just having that paracord bracelet is useful. But, for some men, it is a – it’s
a practicality. So, on to point number three, wealth and status.
So, it has been shown, when people look at others with jewelry, there’s an instant
trigger in the back of their mind that this person has a bit of money. And, maybe we don’t
see it in North America so much, but I know I travel over to East Europe, I’m going
to see a lot of more jewelry in the part of the world. I’m going to see jewelry and
gold over in China and other parts of India is a clear sign that this person is well.
So, yeah, we’ve tried to push down that there aren’t class and divisions of people,
but in other parts of the world, it isn’t always that clear. And even here in the United
States, when we see someone driving a BMW, we see somebody driving a, you know, a Mercedes,
we have something, oh, that person has to be pretty successful. When we see them or,
you know, they’re living off credit card debt, but in any case, you don’t have that
when you’re walking into Starbucks and you’re talking to somebody, but if we see that they
wear a little bit of jewelry, oftentimes you could be something, hmm, this person is a
little bit different. So, let’s get into point number four, special
meaning and perhaps signifying your culture. So, I was talking about and we’ve seen some
of the bead bracelets out there, perhaps that’s something that comes out of your culture.
Now, Hamed I don’t actually know so much about his background, but it may – I know
for him wearing jewelry was something that was bit more common. And where – wherever
you’re from the world whether it’d be the Middle East whether it’d be Northern
Africa, maybe it’s parts of India maybe jewelry wearing and bracelets are a part of
your culture and you want to bring that into your normal dress.
Point number five, you actually like it. Now, there was a gentleman that actually came out
to our Style Con event, he purchased a bracelet from Hamed and I saw him leave — Mike, you
know who you are and he left a comment. And this is a – this a marine veteran and he
say he just loves the bracelet how it reminds him of something, so it has meaning. But,
how he just started to love actually the attention he got and how he felt wearing it and so,
he wears it now with pride and people come up and start to talk to him about the bracelet.
So, he wears it because he likes it. Guys, what do you think of those five points
and I would love to hear from you in the comments about the two companies that I talked about
about wearing bracelets in general. Take care. See you in the next video.
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