If you’ve made the commitment to pierce your lobes (spontaneous move on a tipsy night out?), get ready for a whole new world of earrings to open up before you – studs, dangle, sparkly, chunky, hoop earrings, and more.
If you’re a newbie just starting out or an avid jewelry lover, a pair of hoop earrings for men are timelessly classic and stylish – as proven by a lengthy roster of famous celebrity figures that live in them like Justin Bieber, Michael Jordan, and Jungkook from BTS.
Along with a simple chain necklace and a sleek gold bracelet, hoop earrings are a must-have and the perfect entry-level jewelry piece for stylish men. They are so versatile and easy to style and will go well with most (if not all) of your everyday outfits while instantly adding oomph to your look.
Though hoop earrings, like most jewelry and accessories, are deemed to be unisex, picking the right piece for men can be oddly difficult and intimidating. Is this too feminine? What material is best? What brands are worth it? We’ve done all the research to make your life easier and handpicked the best hoop earrings for men you can buy right now.
Since we are on the topic of hoop earrings for men, why don’t we start off with the OG hoop destination, Mejuri? It is not an exaggeration to say that Mejuri made hoop earrings for men ‘a thing’ in the modern day. They indeed do make can’t-go-wrong hoops that are impeccably well-made and high quality.
These Bold Small hoop earrings for men are a proven best-seller from the brand and a must-have item in all capsule wardrobes. These are ideal for those looking for a pair of simple, yet elegant gold hoop earrings that you can live in and literally never take off – you can shower in them and sleep in them.
Now, if you are down to treat yourself to some serious ear candy, Tiffany & Co.’s Inside-out hoop earrings for men are the best bling reasonable money can afford. It’s obvious where diamond heaven is and these diamond hoop earrings for men are a timeless classic that you’ll love for decades.
Best for those looking for something brilliantly sparkly, yet elegant and sophisticated, these hoop earrings will make you look expensive without being too flashy. The unique ‘inside-out’ design maximizes the sparkle of the diamonds when worn and seen from the front.
If you are a silver kind of guy, high chance you’re also a minimalist who loves simplicity and strives for a polished, sleek look. If you just nodded, Hatton Labs’ Sterling Silver hoop earrings for men would be our best pick for you.
These silver hoop earrings for men are the ideal size to be kept on at all times and will work well on their own or stacked with other similar hoops and studs for a total deck out on your lobes. Due to their ultra sleekness, these hoop earrings for men would pair exceptionally well with a black leather jacket or a crisp, white shirt.
The name just speaks for itself for this one – Mejuri’s Small Hoop earrings for men are by far one of the best in the market right now. The ideal pair to be worn all day, every day, these small hoop earrings for men are the perfect size to look flattering on most face shapes and will go well with all casual outfits you can think of.
Mejuri’s small hoop earrings for men are made with 14k white gold finished in rhodium plating, making them extra tarnish resistant, which allows them to be worn in the shower (a huge bonus). The best thing about these small hoops is that they are extremely lightweight, being their lightest hoops ever – you won’t even feel a thing with these on.
Huggie hoops can be extremely attractive when done right to give off the ‘barely there’ and effortless look.
If you’ve ever tried to put on a pair of huggie hoop earrings for men (ones that hug just around your lobes and aren’t too dangly), you’ll understand the pain and difficulty just to get them on. Maria Tash’s 6.5mm Plain Ring is extremely easy to put on and remove with its famous ‘clicker ring’ design.
Made with 14k gold, these mini huggie hoop earrings for men are available in 4 colors (we especially love the silver option) and are a good size for not only the ear lobes but also in other areas like the inner cartilage and helix.
Maria Tash even offers a smaller size at 5mm, but we think the 6.5mm is the ideal size for men to wear as an everyday piece that will comfortably stay on your lobe for days or weeks.
Men’s black hoop earrings can easily turn out to look cheap and ruin your overall elevated look. If you often reach for that all-black outfit or happen to be a gothic king, we recommend these Black Diamond Eternity Ring hoop earrings for men from Maria Tash for a more luxurious vibe.
Set with 22 black diamonds, this black hoop earring provides the perfect balance between the sparkle that you aspire to wear and the subtlety that you wish to maintain to keep things classy. This piece gives just the right amount of shine and isn’t too jet black which might make it seem too dull.
Whether you are intentionally looking to express your faith or not, a cross hoop earring for men will surely make a statement. If you are someone that wants something a little more unique and wants to stand out from the crowd, Miansai’s Crux Huggie Earring should be your next (budget) splurge.
A cross hoop earring can quickly turn to pastoral or renaissance, but Miansai did it just right with this Crux Huggie Earring. The simplicity and crisp lines on this singular earring give off a polished, modern vibe that will instantly add a touch of cool to any aesthetic.
Made of sterling silver and plated with platinum, this cross hoop earring is crafted to last for years in your jewelry collection.
If you constantly like to switch things up and are looking for a fresh pair of hoop earrings for the spring and summer time, these Juliette Collection Hoop Earrings are a great option. The brand offers an unbelievably wide range of colors, but we especially love the white version for standout versatility (think of playing it safe, with a slight edge).
Don’t let the very affordable price tag fool you – these hoop earrings for men are high quality and are made of sterling silver, plated with 14K gold. With the added gold accents, these white hoop earrings are the perfect balance between antique and contemporary – allowing it to become a highly versatile piece that will compliment many casual ‘fits.
Fairly priced and high quality, Mejuri’s Beaded Small Hoops are your best 14K gold option if you want to invest in a pair that will truly last forever. Designed to be worn every day, these golden beaded small hoops can’t go wrong and will elevate your look.
14K solid gold pieces will not oxidize or discolor, so they are meant to become your everyday pieces that will grow on you and can’t live without. As an upgraded version of the Small Hoops we raved about earlier, these gold hoops have an added beaded detail in the front that gives off a more unique and dainty feel.
We best envision these beaded small hoops to be stacked with other similar golden hoops, but can also make an understated moment on their own as well.
The best sterling silver hoop earring for the perfect minimalist look is Le Gramme’s 1.5g Sterling Silver Single Earring. Made with a precise 1.5g of sterling silver, this hoop earring features a classic cylindrical form in the ideal thickness that isn’t too feminine or chunky.
Le Gramme is a brand with a cult following and its fans swear by their sterling silver products – and there is a good reason for it. Their quality materials and high craftsmanship in France is unbeatable and if you love the minimal look, it can’t get any cleaner than Le Gramme.
These sterling silver hoop earrings for men are sold as singular pieces to suit their minimalist philosophy, but feel free to grab two to wear as a pair if you’d like.
If you’re looking to make a bold statement with your earrings, go for these Chunky Hoops by Mejuri. Made with gold vermeil (a thick layer of 18K gold on sterling silver), these golden chunky hoop earrings for men are loud, yet simple enough to give off a classy look.
It might be a bit intimidating to wear such large hoops, but these are done just right with the hollowed design, which makes them lightweight enough to be worn all day. It also helps that it has a stud fastening, making them feel extra secure and comfortable on your lobes.
For the fun guys that aren’t afraid to wear color, we highly recommend this Roth Gold-Plated Pearl Single Earring by ÉLIOU. This earring is all spring trends in one, ideal for the fashion-forward men out there – the hoop design, pearl, blue color, and checkered print.
ÉLIOU’s jewelry pieces are handcrafted using natural stones and materials, making each one truly unique and one of a kind. With the strikingly vivid blue checks handpainted on the freshwater pearl, these dangle hoop earrings for men are surely a compliment getter.
Style this hoop dangle earring with a white t-shirt and an oversized denim jacket for your super on-trend uniform look this season.
If you love the look of a fully stacked ear but don’t want to go through the hassle of getting more piercings, we recommend Mejuri’s Twin hoop earrings for men. Handcrafted and made to last forever, these earrings are designed with two hoops merged to give the illusion of double piercings.
Sleek and minimal like all Mejuri pieces, these earrings are made with 14K solid gold with a beautiful, subtle hue that is timeless and versatile. These small hoop earrings for men are the perfect size that hugs right around your lobes and aren’t too chunky or overpowering to look noticeably punky.
If tiny, thin hoops are not your thing or you one day want to make a bold move, check out these Chubby Hoops by Maison Miru. Maison Miru is a brand that is largely marketed towards women, but their pieces are ultimately unisex and minimal to be loved by men as well.
This truly underrated brand makes high-quality jewelry pieces and we are especially in love with their sterling silver gems. The Chubby hoop earrings for men are an amazing find that brings out the 90s vibe (what this next decade is all about) and the size and thickness feel stylishly masculine.
If you have more than one piercing, we suggest styling this with a smaller stud or huggie for a fun, unbalanced look.
The pearl earrings are so on-trend right now and luckily for you, this Maria Black piece fits right into that category, while still being different enough to make you stand out. If you want something more experimental but also will be a timeless classic, this is for you.
Pearl jewelry has been a huge trend recently and these gold plated hoop earrings for men with a dangling pearl charm are perfect to achieve the fashionable look of the season. The single freshwater pearl dipped in bright blue resin will give off a captivating glow as it dangles with your movement.
If a hoop earring feels too ‘teenage girly’ for you (we don’t think it is but we still value your opinion), why don’t you try out these Silver Hoop earrings for men by MAPLE? Highly influenced by music and subcultures, these half hoop earrings for men feature a detailed star embossing that is specially treated to give them a dark, worn-out look.
These hoop earrings are cast from silver and the brand’s name is engraved along the inside, which will peek through from time to time when viewed from the back. The half hoop design and the overall rustic vibe feels more macho without taking away any elegance.
Now, if you’ve gone through this entire list and are itching to get in on the hoop earring hype, but don’t already have your ears pierced, don’t worry – Alexander McQueen is here to rescue you.
This hoop earring cuff for men is the perfect alternative for those that are not yet ready to make a commitment to pierce their ears. Simply slip the stack of hoops on your lobe and screw on the post to secure it at your desired spot.
What to look for in hoop earrings for men
The first thing to consider when searching for the perfect pair of hoop earrings for men is the design. What size is ideal for you? Do you want them to dangle or hug your lobe? There are numerous design options to choose from, but determine your lifestyle and needs first.
If you want something that you can live in and wear every day, opt for smaller, thinner hoops like huggie styles. If you want a statement piece that you can wear for special occasions, try out bolder, thicker, dangly pieces.
The next thing to consider once you have the design figured out is the material. Again, your lifestyle and budget should be the key determining factors.
If you need something that you can shower in and sleep in, find pieces that are made to last like 14K solid gold or platinum – these won’t tarnish and oxidize, so you can literally wear them 24/7. If you are on a tighter budget, look for keywords like ‘gold-plated’ or sterling silver and you’ll find great wallet-friendly options in the market.
When choosing the right pair of hoop earrings for men or any type of jewelry, it would be smart to consider the color. The best way to do this is to know your skin type – are you warm-toned or cool-toned?
It’s widely recommended that gold looks more attractive on warm skin tones and silver on cool tones. Also, be sure to consider your general wardrobe to determine what color of hoop earrings for men would go well with most of your outfits.
Rule of thumb is that your hoop earrings should complement the outfit. If you are wearing a more formal outfit, pair it with subtle, small hoop earrings like a classic gold or silver huggie. If you are dressed more casually, try styling different sizes, thicknesses and vivid colors to match your clothing. Jewelry is meant to be fun, so feel free to experiment with it until you find a ‘signature look’ for yourself.
Men’s hoop earrings can be extremely stylish and express one’s individuality if done right. The key is to find pieces that parallel your personality – it’ll be easier to pull off this way. And if you want to play it safe, try to avoid hoop earrings that are too outwardly flamboyant as these can make you look like a teenage rebel.