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How men can add metallic to their wardrobe with confidence and style

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I think it's a fairly new concept for men to wear glittery, shiny and reflective materials; unless you are A) a drag queen or B) a construction worker.

Men's Metallic Fashion
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So, for those of us who are in neither of those respectable fields, how can we add one of the season's newest trends to our wardrobe in a tasteful, masculine way?

Let's consider the options:

Starting simple you can do something easy like a metallic tie; you can find something like this at Nordstrom or a quick Google search will lead you to a treasure trove of other options. One of my personal favorites and recommendations is anything and everything by New York designer, Jake Simpson. Check out his shop HERE.

If you want something a bit more, go for a metallic undershirt or button-up. You could easily verge into a night club look if you aren't careful so unless that is your intention; balance is key. Lanvin offers a color-blocked tank that could can easily stand on it's own and be worn to a variety of venues. Throw on a blazer to dress it up or throw on some shorts or jeans for a casual look.

Lanvin is also one of the designers who premiered a few metallic jackets and blazers if you want to take it up another notch.

Not for the faint of heart; Burberry walked some flashy metallic pieces down their runways. Long, purple overcoats and shiny bags may not be the first choice for your every day gent, but there will be a few who are ready to push the envelope, and drop the cash, for a truly stand-out look.

Now you can add in metallic belts, shoes and accessories and you've got yourself a full-fledged "Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century" look - the futuristic aspect, not the gender (calm down fellas).

Metallic fashion won't appeal to everyone, and to be honest, not everyone should try and pull it off. But if you dare to be different and want to be one of the first to start rocking this metal look; balance is key.