Fashion

The best men's bracelets to jazz up your wrist

The start of August signals one thing: the final stretch of summer. A holiday likely sits on your schedule this month (if not, we advise you amend that – stat), and while you probably want nothing more than to lie back with a book on the beach, it's important that you do so with style. The best way to flaunt how chic you are when you're down to your budgie smugglers? Jewellery. Think about it: if you're lounging about on the sand with a drink in hand, clothes will be minimal and what one wears on one's wrist will be vital. Choosing the right bracelet can be a bit daunting, but don't fret – we've rounded up our favourites that you can get your hands (and wrists) on right now...

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Givenchy

Simple often works best. This monochrome bangle by Givenchy is made from plated brass with a polished finish and is engraved with an elegant logo on the side. Wear it with basics – a vest, for this season especially – and your timeless style game is good to go. £325. At Selfridges. selfridges.com

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Prada

Prada's latest wraparound belts have us raring for the upcoming Autumn/Winter season, but we have to enjoy summer first, so we'll do so with this Saffiano leather bracelet. Style this with a cuban-collared shirt (or a ribbed jumper if it gets a bit chilly) for maximum effect. £200. prada.com

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Alice Made This

If you're going for gold, this Bancroft bracelet by Alice Made This is your best bet. Cast in a solid nine-carat gold, it's the ideal, minimal finish to a formal outfit. Heading to a wedding this summer? This is what your wrist needs. £950. alicemadethis.com

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Alexander McQueen

The clue is in the name here: a safe (but still stylish) accessory choice. Alexander McQueen's safety pin bracelet is made from brass hardware with an antique silver finish, so you can trust that your wrist is decked in quality (and coolness – see that signature skull...) £260. alexandermcqueen.com

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Dior

If you don't want to make too much of a statement with your accessories, Dior has the perfect design: this calfskin leather bracelet topped with two logos (atelier motif and iconic bee). Our advised location for wearing this? On the beach, in nothing but short shorts. £280. dior.com

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Versace

If you're heading to Greece in August, this is the ideal accessory. Why? Versace's instantly recognisable Medusa emblem is an ode to Ancient Greece, so do us a favour and style it with a billowing white linen shirt. Your look will go down in history or, at least, mythology. £410. At Selfridges. selfridges.com

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Tom Ford

Crafted from supple leather, Tom Ford's wraparound-style bracelet looks simple enough, but its gold tone fastening gives a pop of elegance to a louche outfit. Stick to the brand's relaxed tailoring and leather sandals while wearing. £270. At Harrods. harrods.com

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Bottega Veneta

A T-bar design is a classic addition to your bracelet collection. Our top current pick? Bottega Veneta's chunky silver silhouette. Mix it with some cutting-edge tailoring (any suit from Kim Jones' latest Dior drop will do). £595. At Harrods. harrods.com

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Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton has taken to reimagine its historic damier pattern with a masculine and graphic touch. Wear this bracelet with stomper boots and you'll be looking seriously sharp. £370. louisvuitton.com

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Shamballa Jewels

With 18-carat gold and brown sapphire, this adjustable beaded bracelet will compliment any outfit due to its design and versatility. £8,338. At Frost Of London. frostoflondon.co.uk

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Hermès

A signature for Hermès, this enamel and gold-plated bracelet is a timeless piece of wristwear. £500. hermes.com

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Tateossian

When it comes to choosing men's jewellery, we don't tend to look much further than Tateossian. Despite having 139 diamonds encrusted in it, this bracelet isn't OTT and is going straight into our basket. £2,750. tateossian.com

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