Did you know that 2017 brought up new trends in men’s fashion, such as chokers for men? Well it is happening and people are taking sides on the topic. Although chokers seemed to be a symbol of femininity, now they have become a controversial item to be worn also by men.
Not many people know details about the beginnings of chokers. This neck-based neclace really was a popular accessory along the ages. Often it was associated with couture fashion. Of course, it was an accessory for women mostly, regardless of their origin: China, India and even Egypt.
How did chokers for men become a fashion trend?
The history of chokers goes back thousands of years ago, starting with the oldest civilizations, such as the Sumerian Empire or Ancient Egypt. Women used to wear jewelries on various parts of their body that usually needed protection. Thus, they used these jewelries on the head, around the neck, on their wrists or ankles. Also, they believed these pieces of metal offered them special powers.
In the 1990’s, chokers became to be popular again, especially since the celebrities wore them. One of the most famous choker for this period was the tattoo choker. Trendsetters and Gothics were very fond of this plastic made choker.
Nowadays, these items became popular again. They reinvent the classical model and re-create it in such a manner that suits to men also. There is a wide range of options on the market, from simple models to very expensive and fancy ones. Some of them use special fabrics as well as precious stones. The most interesting part is the fact that it became a new entry in the men’s department. This way, it makes a good team with bracelets and leather necklaces.
It can be a scarf or a simple ribbon. Moreover,, it comes in various colors or fabrics like plastic, velvet or cotton. The most appreciated seems to be the crew neck in black or dark blue velvet. Pay attention, though! There are a few rules to follow when wearing chokers for men. Firstly, because it goes on the throat, it can give the “big neck effect”. Secondly, do not choose too dark or too broad chokers.