Soulful clusters of hand forged rings, collected over nomadic travels charting stories of spirited adventures. We are drawn to rugged hands adorned with dark hammered metals. We asked designer, artisan and nomadic spirit Lee Brennan, (a handpicked favourite in The LANE Directory for this hand forged jewellery) to share this groomsmen trend with us….
A healthy collection of Clustered rings seems to transcend fashion and trends. They hold a much deeper, more affecting power to not only the wearer, but also the beholder, an all together alternate culture and lifestyle among modern nomads with an eye for hand forged and soulful aesthetics. Rings lending themselves to this look can be of all shapes and sizes, usually a good variety of thicknesses is preferable. Contrasting raw, dark and beaten with deeply polished finishes, will highlight each rings individuality. On each encounter with this style the wearer is often alight with gentle wisdom veiled in a mysterious and interesting cloud of intrigue. Exuding an effortless confidence which like their collection of rings has grown on them organically through brave travels in strange lands. They are treasures gathered over years of wandering unbeaten paths, personal symbols significant to specific memories and human connections.
In likeness to the collectors mind, the colours he chooses to drape himself in are dark - shades of charcoal and blacks weathered by time, layered and textured. He is a chameleon of society and fashion equally comfortable in long line aged linen shirts and Himalayan cashmeres as he is in a sophisticated slim fit tailored suit and waist coat with hand crafted boots from his favourite bohemian Tuscan leather worker with the ability to effortlessly transform into a raw leather and torn black denim clad wolf in the night. Arriving late on his old iron machine to sit alone in the corner drinking single malt until sunrise. A symbol of masculinity.
Never adhering to trends he dresses for comfort and function layering multiple textures like he layers the treasured jewellery he has gathered from around the earth. The look of the darkly romantic vagabond can be sensitively translated to the modern groom and when worn with confidence, will communicate luxurious class on a man that lives on his own terms.
Links: Lee Brennan Design