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Coach + Philip Crangi - He Spoke Style
Coach + Philip Crangi - He Spoke Style

Coach + Philip Crangi

April 25th, 2014

How you accessorize—and style, in general, for that matter—is as much about personal taste as it is about personal comfort. What works for one, or some, might not be the right fit for you. However, I also think it’s important to be open and to have a willingness to try things out, even if you’re initial reaction is to shy away from something. Ask yourself: are you not open to something because you think it doesn’t work for your personal style or because you know it doesn’t?

Coach + Philip Crangi - He Spoke Style

Wrist accessories, and in particular, bracelets, are one of those things that many guys might immediately jump to a conclusion about as to whether or not they can pull them off. Probably an extreme to one side or the other: like, it’s totally up my alley; or absolutely not, the only thing you’re going to find on my wrist is a watch.

Although I’ve never been the biggest fan of man jewelry and consider my style mostly classic and conservative, I’ve found that I can pull off something leather on my wrist other than a watch strap. To make it work, it’s just got to be fairly simple and masculine. And the new Coach + Philip Crangi collection definitely hits both of those marks. Personally, I was drawn to the Hook and Keeper bracelet for it’s simplicity as well as it’s subtle, but unique detailing.


As far as styling, an easy way to work a leather bracelet into your dress is to wear it in place of a watch. For casual weekend style, when you’re off duty and off the clock, it can be a great way to change things up and expand your personal style vocabulary.

Coach + Philip Crangi - He Spoke Style

Coach + Philip Crangi - He Spoke Style

Coach + Philip Crangi - He Spoke Style

This Look: Henley by J.Crew – Jeans by A.P.C. (New Standard) – Bracelet c/o Coach – Belt c/o Coach – Sunglasses c/o Persol – Boots by Clarks

So how about you? Can you pull of a leather bracelet or is a watch the only wrist accessory that works for your style? And what do you think of the Coach + Philip Crangi collection?

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.

Disclosure: Compensation for this post was provided by Coach. The opinions expressed herein are mine alone and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Coach.

Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

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