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9 Unique Earring Styles Every Man Should Try In 2024

Updated: Mar 29

Men and earrings are still a norm to be accepted by Indian society. Many people are averse to the idea of men wearing earrings, but we hope this blog can change the perspective of anyone with this subconscious attitude reading it. Earrings can be an excellent accessory to express your style and individuality. Not to mention the added touch of fashion and flair they bring to every outfit.  Men are not adept creatures when it comes to jewelry, and it is easy for beginners to get lost in the myriad of options that are out there. So, let us help you select some simple and elegant ones for your ears.

Men Earrings Intro

Masculinity vs Earrings

The origins of earrings for men may date back far longer than popular consciousness remembers. Archaeological evidence suggests that men from the Achaemenid Empire (550-330 BC) and England during the Renaissance period (1500s-1600s AD) accessorized with earrings. Up to the late 19th century, the Ainu men of Japan wore earrings too. The gender-bound conventions of accessorizing which we call traditional today were therefore not always the norm in the distant past. Indeed, history tells us that men may have adorned their lobes with earrings for as long as women have.

masculinity vs Ear Rings

Earrings were a key symbol of the hip-hop subculture. While the hip-hop movement originated in the US, its influence has since spread beyond its borders. Cultural variations of hip-hop from Nigeria to Korea have inspired local men to adopt earrings too. As hip-hop culture is strongly associated with ideas of masculinity, earrings on men also gained masculine connotations in this context. Guess that settles the debate of masculinity vs earrings.

1. Clip-on

The safest option first, is to have the clip Ons. In case you don’t want to completely commit to having a hole in each or one of your ears, this is the one you should go for. Also, this is the best way to know if you want to commit to this accessory full-time or not. Not to mention the money you saved on piercing and earrings, as the name suggests, just clip them onto your earlobe and there you have your earring look.

Start with this clip-on earring.

Man sporting Clip on earrings

Silver Clipon Earrings

2. Diamond Studs

The Diamond stud earrings for men are a classic and timeless style comprising a single diamond or a pair of diamonds mounted on a metal backing. They are typically worn on the earlobes and secured with a butterfly or screw-back closure. Diamond stud earrings are available in many sizes, shapes, and metals, so you can choose a pair that suits your style and preferences. Earrings are often made of diamonds because of their hardness and brilliant luster, which contribute to their popularity as earring choices.

Have this classic stud

Christiano Ronaldo wearing diamond studs

Diamond Studs

3. Hoop Earrings

Hoop earrings for men are a stylish and trendy style. They are circular or semi-circular-shaped earrings. They are typically made of metal and are secured with a latch or hook closure. Hoop earrings come in many different sizes and styles, from small and discreet to large and bold. They can be worn as either a single earring or a pair and can be dressed up or down based on the occasion. Hoop earrings are a popular and versatile earring style that can add a touch of flair and edge to any outfit. Don’t get the hoops too long or you will look like a cheap copy of Captain Jack Sparrow.

Try this hoop

Ranbhir Kapoor wearing Hoop Earrings
Bluestone Hoop Earrings


4. Dangle Earrings (Pendants & Charms)

When you're looking for something more than just a normal hoop earring, check out earrings with interchangeable charms. Some dangle earrings come with pendants that are permanently attached, while others have charms that can be mixed and matched for whatever look or vibe you're after. You may also find this type of men's earring called drop hoop earrings because the charm drops (hangs down) from the hoop. For anime reference, you can go for Roronoa Zoro’s earrings from One Piece.

Buy this dangling piece

Dangling Earrings

5. Tapers

These men’s earrings tend to be available in a wide range of different colors and taper to a point (as the name suggests). They fit a larger earlobe piercing but aren't as dramatic as statement earrings. Even if you are not ready to commit to a full-on taper, take a look at the fake ones that fit standard pierced holes. Or maybe a magnetic taper that doesn’t require any hole at all. As we have said earlier, no need to commit if you don’t want to sport the look.

Try this Unique Taper

Man Wearing Taper Earrings
Taper Ear Rings

6. Novelty Earrings

Novelty earrings are a popular accessory among people interested in punk, goth, or alternative fashion. These earrings typically feature a small, straightforward skull design or crosses and are often made from silver, stainless steel, or acrylic materials. These earrings can be worn as a subtle way to add a touch of edge to an outfit or as a more prominent statement piece. They are often worn in pairs, one on each earlobe, but can also be worn in combination with other earrings for a unique look.

Add this to your accessories collection

Novelty Ear rings


7. Geometric Earring

Edging up the game, we move on to some challenges. Geometric earrings bring out your individuality and boldness. They feature shapes such as circles, squares, triangles, and other geometric forms. Geometric earrings can be made of various materials, like metal, plastic, and wood, and can be worn as a single earring or pair. They are a trendy and edgy earring style that can add a modern and stylish touch to any outfit.

Add this to your earrings collection

Men wearing geometric design Ear Rings

Geometric Design Ear Rings

8. Statement Earring

Going full throttle, we have statement earrings. These are for men who are bold and love attention. They are typically more extensive and ornate than other earring styles and may feature intricate earring designs, bold colors, and striking patterns. As the name suggests, they are here to make a statement about the wearer. Statement earrings can add drama and flair to any outfit and are perfect for upping your game without hurting your pocket.

Must try if you love creating a statement

Statement Ear Rings

 9. Ear Tunnels & Plugs

Reaching the last mile of boldness, we have the tunnels. Tunnels sit firmly in the ‘love or hate’ zone. These are cylindrical earrings inserted into a piercing to stretch the hole. Not every workplace will appreciate this look, so be warned, and read your office policies before punching that tunnel through. Also, it takes time and commitment to stretch and go up in gauge size. Depending on your body, you’ll need to wait 2-6 months between stretches.

Try this

Ear Tunnel Rings

Ear Tunnel Rings


How to Choose Your Style

Overall, there are many unique and trendy earring styles for men. The key is finding a style that suits your taste and style and is complementary to your lifestyle so that you can sustain your style without changing it now and then.

- Consider Your Style

It is essential to consider your style and your choice of jewelry when shopping for earrings. Consider what you wear every day before getting an earring. Whether your style is bold, you want to keep it simple, or want to leave a statement wherever you go is up to you. You can also select earrings based on a specific event.

know your style in earrings

- Consider Your Face Shape

Consider your face shape and choose earrings that highlight your best features and balance any imperfections.

1. Oblong face – Round earrings

2. Heart-shaped face – Straight earrings without curves (like a barbell or a taper)

3. Square face – Round or curved earrings

4. Round face – Square earrings

face shape for men

- Consider Your Skin Tone

Earrings can also complement your skin tone.

1. Fair skin - Silver or white gold looks great on fair skin, but avoid rose gold as it brings out the pink in your skin.

2. Pale skin - Have milky skin? Steer clear of yellow gold and stick to white or silver.

3. Olive skin - Olive skin looks great with pretty much any color.

4. Dark skin - Yellow gold looks vibrant and eye-catching against dark tones. Silvers and white golds work too, but yellow will be your best friend.

Skin Tone

- Experiment it Out

Life is too short to live with a guidebook all the time. Do not be afraid to try on a range of earrings and see which ones look and feel the best on you. You can mix and match earrings to create a more unique and personal look or try the one-ear look. This can add interest and variety to your look and allows you to experiment with different styles and combinations.

Experimentation with Ear Rings

Want To Know More About Your Face Shape? Check This Video

Earrings are a terrific way to express your style and add a touch of flair to your ensemble. They can be worn for any occasion, from formal events to casual everyday wear, and they look fabulous no matter the setting. Get your favorites from the list and try out your new look. For more such interesting information subscribe to our Youtube channel and follow us on Facebook and Instagram . Join our WhatsApp group to be part of one of the largest grooming communities. 

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