A Brief Guide for Men to Wearing Chain Necklaces


Among men’s jewelry, necklaces are considered the hardest items to wear. As a matter of fact, any man can wear a necklace with style. All you need to do is to follow some simple guides.

Precious metal is always preferable when choosing necklaces for men. And sterling silver is the most popular choice for its charming luster, versatility and reasonable price.

Chain’s Width

Try to choose chain that fits your size. If you are a slim guy, then slim chains between 2 mm and 4 mm will fit you well. If you have a large size and thick neck, wider chains may look more proportional.

We have a selection of men’s sterling silver chains from 1 mm to 8 mm wide. Generally speaking, 2 mm is about as wide as the headphone wire of a mobile phone, 6 mm is about as wide as a pencil.

Chain’s Length

The length of a chain necklace affects your overall style, especially the type of shirts you wear. Whether it hangs above the shirt or hide underneath will give you a total different look. We have a collection of men’s chain necklace ranging from 16 inches to 32 inches.

16”-18”: Shortest, choker-style chains for men, falling just around the base of the neck. They usually hang above a low collar and people can see the whole chain.

20”-24”: The most common lengths for men’s chain necklaces. They can be worn under a T-shirt or a button-down shirt, leaving most of the links visible with the open collar.

26”-32”: The relatively long lengths that will fall around the sternum. They can be worn outside of a shirt, usually without any pendant.

Please keep in mind that you should choose chain necklaces according to your own height and size. Larger people will need wider and longer chain necklaces than petite ones.