For our first post of 2016, we turn to a topic destined to be more contentious than horsebits on loafers. Namely, rings on fingers.
Several months ago Bloomberg ran a story called “Everything You Need To Know About Wearing A Signet Ring.” The author, a woman, is Nic Screws, formerly with Esquire. There’s some fun history in there, so check it out.
Signet rings are certainly high on the list of acquired tastes, far above something we can all appreciate, like blue buttondowns. I’ve been wearing a silver monogrammed one for about a decade now. That’s the arriviste version, for guys like me and Fred Astaire. “The Official Preppy Handbook” says, “Gold signet ring only. Either family crest or school crest. Worn one at a time only, on the fourth finger of either hand.”
So what about you? Let’s take a survey (cast your vote below). But before we do, a few more images for those on the fence between “maybe” and “never.” — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD
Now cast your vote:
Top image LIFE magazine.