Standard Men’s Bracelet Size and Guidelines

Standard men’s bracelet size

If you’re a man looking for a bracelet to jazz up his wrists, why not get a bracelet? Bracelets for men come in all sizes, and they’re slightly larger than women’s bracelets due to the difference in circumference. So, what size do men’s bracelets come in?

The typical circumference range for a men’s bracelet is between 7.5 and 9.5 inches, with the average being roughly 8 inches long.

In this guide, I’ll explain the various men’s bracelet sizes, how they differ from women’s bracelets, and what type of men’s bracelets you can get.

Men’s Bracelet Sizes

Like women’s bracelets, men’s bracelets have a standard size range. This is because not every person’s wrists are built the same. On average, a bracelet for men will measure between 7.5 and 9.5 inches long, with the average length being about 8 inches.

Here’s a quick breakdown of men’s bracelet lengths by size.

Bracelet Size Wrist Circumference
XS 6.5 to 7 in.

16.5 to 17.8 cm

S 7 to 7.5 in.

17.8 to 19 cm

M 7.5 to 8 in.

19 to 20.3 cm

L 8 to 8.5 in.

20.3 to 21.5 cm

XL 8.5 to 9 in.

21.5 to 22.8 cm

XXL 9 to 9.5 in.

22.8 to 24.1 cm

It’s important to note that the exact figures used by bracelet manufacturers may differ. The best thing you can do is to manually measure your wrist and see whether the seller has any bracelets that match your size.

How to Size a Bracelet

How to Size a Bracelet

Sizing a bracelet is pretty simple. All you need is a roll of measuring tape to get started.

  • Place the measuring tape around the part of your wrist that will sport the bracelet.
  • Loop the measuring tape around the wrist until it makes contact with the starting point.
  • Measure the total circumference.
  • Add half an inch to the total circumference.

Adding half an inch to the circumference will prevent the bracelet from restricting blood flow to your fingers. You can add any amount of slack you want to the bracelet, but make sure that it’s not too loose so as to slip past your hand and fingers.

Why Does Bracelet Size Matter?

Why Does Bracelet Size Matter

The simple answer to this question is that your bracelet shouldn’t constrict blood flow to your fingers. If the bracelet is far too small, it can prevent blood from flowing to your wrist and fingers, which can lead to swelling and discoloration.

In extreme cases of prolonged blood restriction, blood clots can form. However, this is incredibly rare since people can remove their bracelets by unclasping them or snipping them off.

For the most part, your body will tell you whether or not a bracelet is a correct size. If it feels too tight, you’ll know that you need a larger bracelet. If it’s too loose, it’ll slide down your wrist and possibly slip past your fingers.

Difference Between Men’s and Women’s Bracelet Sizes

According to Reeds, the industry standard for women’s and men’s bracelets are 7 inches long and 8 inches long, respectively. On average, you’ll find men’s bracelets measuring at least 1 to 2 inches longer than women’s bracelets to accommodate their wider wrists.

The size disparity between men’s and women’s bracelets can be seen in the following table.

Women’s Bracelet Size Men’s Bracelet Size Circumference
XS for Women Custom Order 5 to 5.5 in

12.7 to 13.9 cm

S for Women Custom Order 5.5 to 6 in.

13.9 to 17.8 cm

M for Women XS for Men 6.5 to 7 in.

16.5 to 17.8 cm

L for Women S for Men 7 to 7.5 in.

17.8 to 19 cm

XL for Women M for Men 8 to 8.5 in.

20.3 to 21.5 cm

XXL for Women L for Men 8 to 8.5 in.

20.3 to 21.5 cm

Bracelet Fit Styles

Bracelet Fit Styles

When it comes to bracelets for men, there are 3 types of fit styles to choose from—tight fit, exact fit, and loose fit.

Tight Fit

A tight-fit bracelet is a bracelet that won’t move at all, even when you violently shake your hand. It will usually be made of soft material and will sit a few inches above the carpal bone (the prominent bone in your wrist) so as to not cause discomfort when raising the palm of your hand.

To measure a tight-fit bracelet, measure the exact circumference without adding slack.

Exact Fit

An exact-fit bracelet is one that perfectly conforms to the circumference of your wrist. However, there is still a bit of wiggle room, so the bracelet will drop slightly when you lift your hand. It can be made from a soft material like nylon or dense materials like leather or metal.

To measure an exact-fit bracelet, add half an inch to the circumference of your wrist.

Loose Fit

If you see rappers sporting bling-bling that hangs moves up and down their wrists, you’re looking at a loose-fitting bracelet. It poses absolutely zero risk of restricting your blood while also allowing your wrist maximum freedom of movement.

Loose-fit bracelets can be 1 or 2 inches longer than the circumference of your wrist.

Bracelet Fashion “Laws”

Bracelet Fashion Laws

As insignificant as a bracelet may seem, there are a few “fashion rules” you might want to follow regarding what type of bracelet to wear and when to wear on.

What should my bracelet be made of?

It’s entirely up to you. Nylon bracelets are great for informal situations, while a leather or metal bracelet will be appropriate for formal events.

Can I wear a bracelet when working out?

You most certainly can! However, you might want to stick to a flexible bracelet that’s made of nylon or has an elastic band.

Should I wear a bracelet and wristwatch at the same time?

Yes, you can. However, there’s a fine line between being fashionable and going overboard. If you’re sporting a flashy Rolex or Patek Philippe, you might want to skip wearing a bracelet around your watch hand.

BaronCooke

Baron Cooke has been writing and editing for 7 years. He grew up with an aptitude for geometry, statistics, and dimensions. He has a BA in construction management and also has studied civil infrastructure, engineering, and measurements. He is the head writer of measuringknowhow.com

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