Earrings for men, once scoffed at and considered an accessory for women or punk rockstars only, are quickly becoming one of the most stylish ways to enhance your look. Available in a multitude of styles – studs, hoops, huggies, etc. – an earring can easily make you look sophisticated, edgy, mysterious, and even sexy; all depending on the style you choose.
Taking cues from Hollywood heavyweights like Harry Styles and Will Smith, a singular small drop huggie earring or a pair of minimalistic stud earrings will instantly elevate any outfit and give off an alluring bad boy charm (something the ladies love).
If you’re debating whether or not to get an ear (or both) pierced, or perhaps you’ve already taken the plunge and need a new pair, we’ve rounded up the best brands that produce high-quality and extremely cool and stylish earrings for men.
If you’re after a new set of earrings that’ll give you a sophisticated cool look, these are the best brands for high-quality and stylish earrings for men.
All Miansai designs are meticulously crafted from the highest quality materials. Sourcing fine Italian leathers, pure precious metals, and custom-made marine grade ropes for their pieces, Miansai obsess over every detail to produce first-class jewelry. Miansai's range of men's earrings is extremely modern and features many huggies in both silver and gold.
Based on a belief in Nordic mythology about the ability of material to hold power, spreading the ‘energy’ is one of the main reasons AWNL was launched. Redefining modern jewellery design, AWLN is passionate about creating ‘magic’ objects that nurture the brand; from Swedish meteorite to rare crystals, from Tibetan hornbone to Mosasaurus tooth fossil. Their mens earring range features unique studs and will make you look cool and distinguished.
Stolen Girlfriends Club
Stolen Girlfriends Club was started by three former pro surfers in New Zealand. Their designs are inspired by music, especially punk and rock ‘n’ roll, and are only available in silver. Stolen Girlfriends Club has a huge range of cool earrings that have a uniquely cheeky aesthetic that'll definitely give you a rock sex god appeal.
Emanuele Bicocchi is a jewelry designer born in Florence, Italy. As a homage to his home, his designs are heavily influenced by Baroque art and its skulls and crosses, a style which the city is famous for. Emanuele Bicocchi's earrings for men are all crafted in solid sterling silver and evoke an ineffable, European cool.
Started by two old friends in 2008, All Blues is based out of Stockholm and offers typical, minimalistic, and ultra elegant Scandinavian designs. Expertly handcrafted by a third-generation foundry in the duo’s native Stockholm, each piece of the label’s unisex jewelry is cast in locally-sourced 925 sterling silver and 18 karat gold. All Blues' range of earrings feature captivating geometries and raw hand-carved textures for interesting minimalism style.
Founded in 2013, Norwegian based jeweller Tom Wood has quickly become renowned for shifting aesthetics in men's fine jewelry, thanks to his sophisticated forms and strong design. The range of impeccably crafted jewelry is suited for several lifetimes of wear, but is also rendered with graphic impact that is compellingly of-the-moment. His men's hoop earrings and ear cuffs are simple yet elegant.
Alan Crocetti focuses solely on redefining the status quo of mens jewelry. Their designs take inspirations from all aspects of life including flowers, animals, and fire, and are built to the highest standards. Alan Crocetti's range of earrings are streamlined yet eclectic, and feature understated yet innovative shapes that'll make you the king of cool.
Pearls Before Swine
Pearls Before Swine was started by Canadian jeweller Himo Martin in 2006 and turns to overlooked and unexpected sources of beauty for inspiration. They offer a selection of unique, experimental earring styles; rugged oxidized sterling silver creates a sense of rawness and irregular shaped studs adorned with black diamonds is defiantly contemporary and cool.
Originally founded by YOON, the wife of hip-hop artist Verbal, AMBUSH was originally intended to be only worn on stage by Verbal. AMBUSH has since grown to make a range of eclectic jewelry where vintage Americana collides unexpectedly with sleek hip-hop styling. Their range of earrings reflects the fearless spirit and star-power magnetism of the brand’s founders, resulting in interesting irreverent pieces.
Founded in Florence in 1921, Gucci has evolved from a purveyor of fine leather goods into one of the world’s premier luxury brands. Their range of men's earrings features, of course, their iconic 'double G' logo in the form of stud earrings, as well as floral motifs with intricate baroque detailing. Any pair of Gucci studs will have you looking sophisticated and refined.
Founded in 1884 by Sotirio Bulgari as a single jewelry shop in the capital city of Rome, Bulgari’s name has today become emblematic of Italian excellence. Creating a highly distinctive style that celebrates its rich Roman history, Bulgari's jewelry blends modernity with classicism. Their small range of men's stud earrings have a simple yet elegant minimalism aesthetic, and will make you look effortlessly cool.
True Rocks is a contemporary jewelry brand that includes pop culture references at the centre of their designs in the hopes to mirror the flaws of modern society. Some of their earring designs include razor blades, knives, and pills; this edgy style is extremely cool and will give you a punk rock look.
The eponymous label of the late British fashion designer, Alexander McQueen is one of the most recognisable names in the designer fashion world. With pieces taking inspiration from British culture, McQueen earrings heavily feature skulls, chains, and snakes, and will give you a 'bad boy' look the ladies will go crazy for.
Founded in 2013, MISBHV started as a side project for its founder Natalia Maczek but over the years has rapidly become one of the coolest luxury brands in the fashion world. Known for their fresh contemporary clothing and accessory range that blends streetwear with nostalgia, MISBHV's mens earrings are modern and stylish.
Founded in 2009, Northskull is a men’s jewelry and accessories brand based in London with a focus on creating contemporary pieces that add a stylish element to the attire of the modern man. From stud earrings with directional detailing to hoop earrings designed with a unique perspective, any pair of Northskull earrings will infuse an edgy quality to a variety of outfits.
In 1984, entrepreneur Thomas Sabo laid the foundations for a company that was to become the embodiment of high-end silver jewelry within a period of just a few years. Masterfully crafted, Thomas Sabo's range of men's earrings enables style-conscious men to look their best, and with skulls, feathers, and tigers as well as classic designs available, men can subtly embrace their personality.
Italian luxury fashion label Off White was founded in 2012 and was named so, as founder Virgil Abloh believes Off White's products are modern and unconforming, and sit in the grey area in between the 'black and white fashion world'. Off White's range of men's earrings are made with sterling silver and feature the brand's minimalistic logo.