Matching Leather & Matching Metals In Menswear – Men’s Clothing Accessories Matching Tips

Matching Leather & Matching Metals In Menswear
– Men’s Clothing Accessories Matching Tips Hi! I’m Antonio Centeno, the founder of Real
Men Real Style. Today, we’re going to be talking about matching metals and matching leathers
in menswear. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to
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link you to a great article, but I said that was the last thing I was going to mention,
so technically I couldn’t mention that last article, but I did anyway. Okay, this is the question, “Hello, Antonio!
I’ve got an interesting question. It’s a simple rule that your belt should match your dress
shoes. However, I’m wondering about your dress watch. If I’m wearing brown dress shoes and
a brown belt with a silver buckle, should my watch have a brown band and silver rim?
What if I wear a watch with a gold rim or a black band? Maybe I’m paying too much attention
to detail. Thank you very much. Raymond.” All right, Raymond, I’ve got some bad news
for you. If all of your metals and all of your leathers do not match exactly, one year
from the date that you wear this outfit, you will turn to dust. Sorry to deliver this news
to you, man. All right. Seriously, so you are paying a little bit
too — I mean, the general rule is leathers match leather. Metals match metals, but there
are exceptions to that rule. And probably the one I can think of for most men is you
simply don’t have enough metals and enough leathers to make sure that you match it exactly,
especially when it comes to items like a watch. You’ve got a favorite watch. You’ve got one
that you just love to wear, your only really nice dress watch perhaps, and it doesn’t
match your belt or your shoes. In that case, wear it. It’s a very small detail,
something that if you get fit, fabric, and style, which I harp on all the time, if you
get those right, this is going to be a small thing. If you understand that those are the
rules but you decide to break it anyway because that watch has sentimental value to you, all
the more power to it. That takes me to the second thing, is that
you’ve got an item that has sentimental value such as a wedding ring. My wedding ring is
silver. Now, most of the metals I wear is silver. I’m not a big fan of yellow gold,
so I keep everything silver, keep it simple, but most men, their wedding rings are gold.
And if they like silver and everything else is silver, of course they’re always going
to have that mismatched, but it’s a small detail. It’s a sentimental detail and on that
case, you can bend and break the rules. The other one is going to be how small is
the item. I’ll leave that as last because I was going to say visibility, but it really
comes down to how small it is and is it even visible. So in this case, this is very small.
Now, if I’m wearing a huge ring, let’s say I’m a Texas A&M Aggie and I’ve got the huge
ring — well, ask an Aggie to see those rings — those things are just huge. At any case,
he’ll want to be a little bit more tuned to that ring matching some of them out just because
of its visibility. Now, when it comes to buckles, if you’re wearing
a suit all of the time and you’ve always got your jacket on, technically no one’s ever
going to see that buckle. So let’s say you’re wearing a pair of monk strap dress shoes and
they’ve got a silver buckle on them and your belt has a gold buckle. Well, keep your jacket
on and all of a sudden, because it’s invisible, no one’s going to know. Now, if you’re the
kind of guy and you take your jacket off quite a bit, then you’re going to have a mismatched
metal. Now, the same thing with leathers, again,
those same things are going to apply. You want to try to match your leathers, but you
don’t have to match them exactly, and this really applies to browns because browns, there
are so many different shades. And if you try to get your shoes to match your leathers,
your leather shoes to match your leather belt exactly, you’re going to be hard-pressed especially
if you condition or you polish your shoes quite a bit because over time, they’re going
to change in color. A quick tip though is if you’re out buying
a new pair of shoes, make sure to get a belt especially if you’re looking at browns, light
colored browns especially. Find something when you’re out buying the shoes, when you
have the shoes with you that matches, purchase it, take it home. You’re going to be good
to go. Blacks, that’s why it’s so easy, and again,
white-blacks are in the realm of — every man should have black shoes and a black belt.
They’re the most conservative, the most simple, and they’re also the easiest to match, of
course. All right, Raymond, hopefully that answered
your question. And you will not turn to dust. You’ll turn to stone actually. Take care. I’ll see you in the next video.


  • I love the quantity of quality. Keep it up!

  • @michaelfilas Thanks – appreciate it sir!

  • @MDSguy I'll have it under 10 seconds soon:)

  • @NickBee193 Sorry sir – I tried to help……

  • Thanks again for sharing.

  • Thanks for the videos I look forward to it.

  • @4seenJourney You are welcome sir!

  • @yourpsychedelic You are welcome sir.

  • @NickBee193 You got it!

  • Good advice as always, not sweating my slight differences between the brown shoes and belt anymore…

  • @therealgarygnu Yes!

  • Like the fact that you mentioned the Aggie ring.

  • @2014texasag Some of the finest Marines I knew were Aggies – sorry to see you all head to the SEC.

  • @jackeddemon My wife is Ukrainian and we were first married in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Kyiv – in that part of the world there wear it there. Our US marriage was at a Las Vegas drive through (very fun) and I decided to just keep the ring there vs. wearing two!

  • i like the humor

  • Thanks for clearing things up Antonio! Awesome video as always 🙂 funny too! I've been recommending your videos to a couple of my friends they love your channel!

  • Let's say, a brown leather briefcase of sentimental value. 🙂

  • Hi, love your videos! Quick question. i have a dark blue leather belt. should i get a pair of blue shoes to match with it?

  • Thanks for this information. I like to match the accessories
    as much as possible and possibly everything. So, here is my question:

    I like this watch by Feragamo with a mix of silver and gold
    strap. See,
    Does it mean, this watch can be worn with either silver
    buckles or gold buckles? What is the matching rule for such a mixed watch? I
    want to match it with this loafer by Gucci. See,
    Note that the horsebit buckle on the loafer is golden and the color of the loafer matches with the green aspect of the watch.

  • Very nice

  • Do one about fur and lether

  • RIP Raymond (died 19.12.2012)

  • Ahh Antonio back then !

  • I have navy blue full brogues, which belt should I wear

  • The sound is off time

  • There's a fine line between looking like a gentleman who takes care of himself vs a man who's only interest is his accessories. I agree, matching watch straps is taking it a bit too far. Watch is meant to project a sense of purpose and if someone has enough time on his hands to exchange watch straps on a daily basis, I don't think it sends the right message. It's better to buy a stainless steel band which looks masculine and goes with nearly everything.

  • Wedding ring on your right hand?

  • Do the red shades such as burgundy etc follow the same rule as brown shades in that they do not need to match exactly and can have different shades in an ensemble? Thank you!

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