Heirloom pieces represent a legacy.
They are usually worn as a good-luck charm or as a memory of original owner. An heirloom watch is an item that cannot be subjected to the rules of matching watches with clothes.
For a simple reason – they are great conversation pieces and they make you memorable. Heirlooms allow you to bend and even violate the rules mentioned here.
An heirloom watch is not worn based on the latest trends or fashions, it is a reminder of family history and culture.
Men who fought in World War I passed on their wristwatches to their sons and grandsons as a memory of the sacrifices made by that generation. Though the function of these watches is not as a timekeeper these heirlooms are meant to be cherished and passed on through the generations.
When In Doubt Match Your Watch To Your Shoes
Black is generally dressier, but that doesn’t make it the default right choice. Sometimes brown shoes are just a better choice. Interchangeable leather bands are useful here – one in brown and one in black for each watch. Or another color for more variety.
Black leather is more formal than brown. A black watchband is more suited for formal events.
Slip-on tassel loafers are considered business casual.
Not able to decide between a brown or black leather band? Equate the dressiness to the brown shoe versus black shoe category.
Silver watches match best with shoes in black, gray, silver, and blue shades. Gold watches go with browns, beiges, tans, and other earth tones.
Wearing Oxford balmoral black shoes with a dark suit? Go with a formal watch.
For the best effect, pick a watch according to your size as well. Watches should be proportionate to your body. Thin men can work slim watches, while bigger guys can carry watches that have boxier and robust watch faces.
Use these tips to ensure a harmony between your clothes and your watch.
Not in the habit of wearing a watch?