This past weekend, during a particularly successful trip to Beacon's Closet to get rid of a gaudy fluorescent yellow jacket from S/S 09 and a shiny cobalt nylon Leonello Borghi bag (from same offending season), I decided to indulge the whole witchy-gothy vibe I've been pining to incorporate into my wardrobe. One Cheap Monday skull print mesh t-shirt and a drop-shoulder bird's eye sweater later, I still wasn't quite satisfied.
After picking up a rather intense looking skull ring (sporting a spiked bucket helmet and a vicious scowl) and then buying it because I couldn't get it off my finger quickly enough, the faintest inkling of an idea entered my mind. As it percolated, it evolved from a mere glimmer in my glazed-over left eye into a full blown sense of purpose, the desire to effect personal change in light of renewed opportunity.
In the world outside of my fevered mind, children, most call this a New Year's Resolution and I had decided mine would be to wear more dude rings. Small victories, small victories.
Enter Plastique, the online vendor boasting "plastic jewelry with a graphic designer's touch". The minimalism and precision that goes into Plastique's range of Gestalt-adherent accessories is indeed appealing. The pieces are just understated enough that a guy like me can get away with wearing them without being labeled a "Gaga-gay" or an "asshole", but just edgy enough that it doesn't look like I'm wearing a Cracker Jack ring and expecting a medal for it. I've never really been one for guy jewelry, but Plastique's educated and mesmerizingly simple festoonery is just the kind of back-up I need to actually commit to making this a thing.
*Although the "Helvetica" necklace will probably earn me a few "pretentious dipshit" comments here and there. But damn straight, I never said I wasn't. Sans serif fonts rule, and so does Plastique.
You can find these and more of Plastique's laser-cut acrylic accessories at their online storefront here.
Post by Nicolas Sera-Leyva