Any men getting the modern buckle?

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Men: Considering the modern buckle?

  1. Yes, looks great

    22 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. No, too feminine

    39 vote(s)
    50.6%
  3. Not sure, need to see it first

    16 vote(s)
    20.8%
  1. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Apple added a black version. While the bands are sized mostly for women, do you think that men could pull off the black or midnight blue versions?
     
  2. MeFromHere macrumors 6502

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    Both of those look reasonable for men, at least in the pictures. Maybe even the brown modern buckle. Of all the bands in the stainless steel collection, the soft pink is the only one that seems completely wrong for a man.

    I suspect it depends quite a bit on local customs. Fashions change over time, and they don't change everywhere in the world at the same time. Mainstream American color preferences might seem fairly wrong in Europe or China, for example.
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I wouldn't do it. The clasp is quite large and rather feminine looking. Wearing one would be like wearing an otherwise unisex button up shirt but with buttons on the other side (ladies wardrobe has the buttons on the opposite side). Not everyone will notice, but someone somewhere will surely catch it and wonder why you're wearing a ladies strap.
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I think it looks nice in the pictures, but I'd have to see it and try it on before deciding.
     
  5. gcooldude86 macrumors 6502

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    I'mt on the fence about this band, has Apple clearly stated this is a ladies band? I like the look of it but don't want to be seen wearing a ladies band if it is in fact a womens band.
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Apple won't say it outright because they don't want 38mm to be seen as only for women (as men with slender wrists can most certainly go with that); however, they're strongly implying that the Modern Buckle is intended for ladies based on the chart and from the fact that it's modeled only on women.
     
  7. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I really liked it when it was first announced, but since seeing Christy Turlington Burns wear it at the event, it did look quite feminine. The large buckle especially makes it look like some kind of bracelet.

    I still think a man could pull it off, but possibly only the black one.
     
  8. gcooldude86 macrumors 6502

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    I agree with you there, a man could pull of the black one
     
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    That's like saying a man can pull off an otherwise unisex-styled, buttoned-up shirt but with the buttons on the other side. Not everyone will catch it, but the perceptive ones will most surely notice and wonder why you're wearing a ladies shirt/strap.
     
  10. Trius macrumors 6502a

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    Source that most bands are sized for women? Also, explain what that means.
     
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  12. Trius macrumors 6502a

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    It says "most women's wrists are within this range" as a reference. Nowhere does it say that these bands were designed for women. At this point you would measure your wrist to see what band fits you. The smaller bands are not exclusively for women. Additionally, most of the bands are actually outside of the 'woman' range.
     
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    While Apple won't put in writing "This is a ladies strap," the fact that the most feminine straps (bright red, rose gray and pink) are Modern Buckles and available only in 38mm implies they're ladies straps. It doesn't help that the Modern Buckle is quite large, curved, and styled like what you find on ladies bracelets. They could have easily designed this clasp to be more gender neutral, but didn't.

    False. Please refer to the chart again.
     

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  14. matt550 macrumors 6502

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    It's a nice looking band, but I wouldn't buy it, not my style.
     
  15. Trius macrumors 6502a

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    Your view on what is feminine vs masculine is purely opinion.

    No need to look again, it's pretty straight forward. Scroll down and look at the whole graphic.
     
  16. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    I sorta like it. The brown with SS looks sexy
     
  17. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    John Gruber, who has seen them in person, is also of the opinion that the Modern Buckle is a feminine strap. Additionally, the poll speaks for itself.

    You sought clarification on what the OP meant by "the (Modern Buckle) bands are sized mostly for women." The only relevant chart is the Modern Buckle sizing guide, which shows that the band options span the entire length of women's wrists, but only the first half of men's wrists.
     
  18. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    The modern buckle is clearly feminine but some guys could pull it off. Not me.
     
  19. Hermes Monster macrumors 6502a

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    I was hoping to get the brown strap after the initial photos were released, to make the Sports Watch a little more formal (for work and socialising). The price then put me off, and now I see it's only for the 38mm version!

    Looks like I'll be waiting for the third party offerings
     
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    Any guys getting the modern buckle?

    For me, I'm going to have to see it in person. If I do get one it'll be the black. Maybe the classic buckle will look much better to me in person too. April 10 can't come soon enough :D.
     
  21. NeutralGeek macrumors regular

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    It is in my long shopping bands list. I am pretty sure, in the end, it will make my short list.
     
  22. ninethirty macrumors 6502a

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    What's with all these threads looking for the approval of others or asking first if other men are going to wear x? If you like it, then get it. You shouldn't care what other people think. You should care what you think, and be comfortable with what you're comfortable with.
     
  23. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    I actually love the look of the black and blue modern buckles, but since I'm getting the 42mm watch, that kinda rules it out for me.
     
  24. bumpylumpy macrumors member

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    I really want a modern buckle strap. I like both the blue and the black ones. My wrists are 170mm, so I can fit in the largest of those sizes.

    The only thing holding me back is the price. $249! :eek:

    So I'm going to get the sport strap with stainless steel to start, and save up for the modern buckle for Christmas.
     
  25. Kobalt60 macrumors newbie

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    As far as the styling, I could go either way with the modern buckle or the classic buckle. Having colour options makes the modern buckle attractive, but the buckle itself may be a bit too prominent for my tastes tho.

    The classic buckle in midnight blue would probably be my obvious choice, if such an option even existed.
     

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