The Single Dangly Earring Trend is Being Seen on Men Everywhere

Lil Nas X MTV Video Music Awards 2019. Photo by Matt Baron/Shutterstock (10369347oz)

Rapper Lil Nas X, NFL athlete Odell Beckham Jr., K-pop artist Kang Daniel, and singer Harry Styles have all been seen rocking one trend: a single dangly earring. The accessory has even made its way into high-street retailers like Urban Outfitters; they’re selling single earings in the shape of keys and safety pins.

Recent runway shows such as Celine, Balenciaga, and Gucci have been styling men with one earring. The look gives a slightly edgy vibe when paired with fancier outfits on the red carpet.

Nick Paget, the senior men’s wear editor at the fashion forecasting firm WSGN told The New York Times, “It’s for men who aren’t afraid of experimenting with their look and will probably have enlightened views on gender roles, or at least be comfortable enough with their own sexuality.”

This trend actually dates back to 17th century England, Paget said that the pearl earrings shown at the Givenchy men’s wear show last June had “a dandyish appeal that evokes the pioneering spirit of Tudor explorers such as Sir Francis Drake, reminiscent of portraits of the era.”

What do you think of this trend? Should it have remained in the 17th century?