Stick Pins - the Tiny Yet Powerful Accessories that Can Make You Shine
Born in a time when elitist gentlemen accessorized themselves with great refinement, the stick pin is a must-have in the wardrobe of any sophisticated man.
The stick pin immediately attracts attention because it is not part of the classic accessories category. Similar to cufflinks, although it is tiny, it can have a very powerful visual effect.
From the very beginning, the stick pin was a supreme symbol of elegance and refinement that was mostly worn on festive occasions.
The are many exquisite models of stick pins. It can be made of different precious metals, such as gold, platinum, and silver, and adorned with precious and semiprecious stones, such as diamonds, sapphires, rubies, or amethyst and opal. Some of them are handmade with great taste and are true works of art.
The founder of DSF Antique Jewelry is well known for his impressive collection of luxury stick pins, both antique and vintage. You should explore the antique Tiffany & Co., Gustav Manz, or Faberge pieces that are exposed in our online shop.
What kind of Stick Pin should you choose?Well, it mainly depends on your personal preferences, but also on your outfit and the specific occasion. In terms of color, style, and size, the rules are not strict, but there are some common-sense principles to keep in mind.
Precious metal stick pins: Try to be consistent with the precious metal present in your outfit, whether we are talking about your cufflinks, tie needle, belt, watch, or rings.
Bright and colorful stick pins: They usually fit better with neutral shirts to create an optimal contrast. Just make sure they are not out of tune with other colors present in your outfit. By knowing the basics of color theory and using commonly used combinations, you will surely shine brightly.
Floral stick pins: they are more discreet and look good in combination with other accessories. In addition, they tend to be more playful than bolder pieces. For example, you can combine a light green with a night blue suit, especially if the needle has a bit of metal. However, even lighter colors should always match the pocket tie or handkerchief.
Lastly, don't forget that the purpose of an outfit is essentially to highlight your facial and physical attributes. The idea is not for everyone to stare at your stick pin, but for it to be in harmony with the other elements of the outfit, so as to draw attention to the most important thing: your face.
If you are in a dilemma, remember that less means more: it is better to be a little more discreet than to get to the other extreme and stand out in an unpleasant way.
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