Here at GQ, we embrace generous arm jewelry but even at our most indulgent we’d suggest limiting it to three pieces, maybe four if you’re feeling Jaden Smith-levels of swervy. By our count, Patrice Neveu, coach of Haiti’s national football team, was sporting nine bracelets when his squad played against Peru in the Copa America last week. Yes, that’s three times as many arm party guests than should be invited. On one arm. (Let’s not forget to clock the chain bracelet and watch settled on his left wrist.)
We get that summer style choices can be a gateway to questionable accessory selections. After all, when you’re chill as f*ck thanks to hours outdoors, you tend to see the world through rose (or rosé) colored glasses. One day you’re slapping on a braided leather band, the next you’re sporting a Jesus chain and four rings. The rest of Neveu’s look, a solid navy three piece suit and crisp white shirt, collar open, was A+ sideline attire as far as we’re concerned. Why so many accessories for the coach? Maybe it’s one for each of his men on the field. Maybe he likes to buy in bulk. Or maybe, he just forgot to follow one of the basic rules of man jewelry: less is always more.