The Welcome Return of the Dangle Earring


Feng Chen Wang
Image: Feng Chen Wang.

While men’s jewelry remains a niche space for some, it’s nice to see the return of the dangle earring.  The accessory has enjoyed popularity time and time again, as a notable look from artists whose style is synonymous with their work. Prince constantly embraced the jewelry, frequently sporting dramatic gold hoops and upper ear cuffs. David Bowie opted for more elaborate pieces because he was always about drama. And I can only assume the large number of cross earrings I’ve seen can be attributed to the late and great George Michael who popularized the look during his Faith days.

A number of dangle earrings have been included in recent menswear shows. Linder, Willy Chavarria, and Feng Chen Wang all incorporated the ear pieces into their Spring 2019 collections, signaling the welcome return of the trend — Willy Chavarria featured models wearing full sets while Linder and Feng Chen Wang accessorized with single statement pieces. It’s always nice to see a little bit of glitz added to a casual look, so go forth and experiment with what work for you. It would make George proud.

Image: Linder.