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As men seek to accessorize in more ways than ever, earrings are making a piercing comeback among the most fashion-forward guys. And rightly so – when the drip doesn’t quite shine bright enough with bracelets, rings, and chain necklaces, a little sparkle from your ear lobe can be the ultimate flex.

Whatever preconceptions of earrings you had before, a wave of options from new jewelers and steezy brands alike have reinvented the earring to new heights of popularity. Done out in interesting new shapes in all kinds of metals and materials, select pieces are earwigging their way to the top of our accessory shopping list for 2019.

You’ll no doubt still have the unforgettable Nike x Supreme collab at front of mind among some of the best earrings for men, still available to shop from StockX for only a small markup of its $98 (for one) initial price tag. More recently, though, cool new earrings have come in the shape of paperclips (see the dope stud by BIIS), plus particularly eye-catching designs by contemporary Japanese jeweler AMBUSH, whose recent unisex Nobo clip earring done out in gold-tone brass is an instant grail.

And of course, if you’re really looking to flex, you’ll want to be repping those fashion house monograms to the max. If money is no object when it comes to pimping your ears, a particularly dope iridescent pair by Chanel featuring the late Lagerfeld’s interlocking Cs are also available to cop via resale sites, with lowest asks exceeding £1,000.

Browse all our favorite earrings for men below.

Earrings

ALL BLUES

$210

Disrupted 22 Earrings

Maria Black

$49

Paper Clip Earring

BIIS

$77

Plate Earring

Parts of Four

$133

Horizontal Earring

Maria Black

$87

Nobo Clip Earring

Ambush

$362

Delicate 18 Earring

Maria Black

$35

Key Pendant Earrings

Ambush

$437