Top 10 Popular Chain Necklaces For Men Today

Men's chain necklaces are extremely popular today. Not only chain necklaces are trendy, but they are also timeless and effortless to wear. Depending on how you wear your chain, it can make you look like a gentleman or give you street credit. You can wear a neck chain by itself or add a pendant on it.

If you're looking for the most popular chain necklaces for men, you've come to the right place. To help you find your perfect style, we have put together a quick guide about all the most popular chain necklace types that any man can pull off.

We made sure to only include on our list chain necklaces that are affordable yet made of high-quality, anti-allergic, durable materials. If you choose one of the classic chain necklace designs we have picked for you, you can be sure to know the design is timeless and the chain lasts with you for years to come.

Without further ado, let's get to it! 


Gold Plated Cuban Chain Necklace, starts from $61

Available in 6mm8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, and 18mm. 

Cuban chain necklaces are another classic style, adored by both men and women. A curb chain is probably the most basic chain design you can go for. The chain consists of identical links that lay flat even while interlocked.

If you're looking for a subtle everyday chain that you can wear on any occasion, a curb chain thinner than 5mm is a great choice. If you're looking for something flashier, choose a thicker chain. Cuban chains are most often worn without a pendant.

A Cuban chain is probably the most basic chain type there is. A sure choice for all occasions, a Cuban chain enhances your attire, no matter your style. Gold color looks good on warm skin tones. Gold Cuban Chain Necklace, starts from $33.59. Available in 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm and 14mm.

Black is not the most traditional chain necklace color there is but it is increasing in popularity day by day. Black chain necklaces are very masculine and look exceptional with an all-black outfit. 15mm Black Curb Chain Necklace, starts from $84.99. Also available in 8mm, 10mm, and 12mm.


Most popular rope chain necklaces for men

On the left: 3mm Silver Rope Chain Necklace, starts from $25.99.

On the right: Gold Rope Chain in 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, and 10mm. 

Rope chain necklaces are one of the most popular chain necklace types, year after year. The chain consists of small links that form a twisted, spiral-like pattern, just like a rope. Rope chains are worn by a range of men, from businessmen to rappers. The elegant and beautiful design looks amazing by itself but carries any pendant in class as well.

A rope chain is one of the strongest chains. If you have a heavy pendant and wish to have a rather thin chain for it, a rope chain is probably the best option for you. It doesn't break easily, especially if it's partly or fully made of stainless steel. 

Gold silver two-tone rope chain necklace for men

Wearing a two-tone chain is a great way to add interesting detail to your outfit. Normally, wearing gold and silver jewelry simultaneously is a big fashion mistake, but if it's a jewelry piece made of different metal tones, wearing one is extremely trendy. 2.4mm Silver Gold Rope Chain Necklace, starts from $21.99. Also available in 4mm and 6mm.

Silver rope chain necklace for men

A timeless classic, a simple silver-toned rope chain necklace like this is durable and looks expensive. It will complement your outfit effortlessly on any occasion, special or mundane. The chain carries a silver pendant beautifully. 2.4mm Silver Rope Chain Necklace, starts from $21.99. Also available in 3mm4mm5mm6mm, and 8mm


Most popular figaro chain necklaces for men

On the left: 3mm Gold Figaro Chain Necklace, starts from $44.99.

On the right: Silver Figaro Chain in 3mm5mm7.5mm10mm, and 11.5mm.

Figaro chains are similar to curb chains but have a longer, oval-shaped link after every three links. The Figaro chain was originally designed in Italy. Its popularity peaked during the 1990s, but it is still one of the most wanted chain types.

The simple yet interesting design makes it a great every-day necklace for men that like to keep things sophisticated and not at all boring. It's the neck chain choice for a man with high standards. The Figaro chain is usually worn without a pendant. However, one of the current necklace trends is to wear a pendant on a thin Figaro chain. 

Gold figaro chain necklace

Gold sophistication designed. Wearing a gold-toned figaro chain indicates you know what you like and won't settle for less. The optimal ratio of round and oval links create a harmonic combination. 3mm Gold Figaro Chain Necklace, starts from $46.79. Also available in 3mm, 5mm, 7.5mm, 10mm, and 11.5mm.

Silver figaro chain necklace

The same chain, yet in pure silver color. Whether you like your jewelry in silver or gold is up to your personal preference. A good rule of thumb is that gold looks good on warm skin tones and silver on cool skin tones. 3mm Silver Figaro Chain Necklace, starts from $46.79. Also available in 5mm, 6mm, 7.5mm10mmand 11.5mm.


Most popular box chain necklaces for men

4mm Silver Box Chain Necklace, starts from $35.99.

Box chains are very strong chains made of square links. The box chain is an elegant and sturdy alternative to a ball chain, usually seen on dog tag necklaces. The unique and durable design makes it stand out from the crowd, and endure daily wear easily for years. A timeless classic, wearing a box chain necklace gives you a sophisticated look.

Gold box chain necklace

A gold-toned box chain looks sturdy and is durable, thus, being the perfect chain to support a heavy pendant. The thicker the chain, the better its details show. 4mm Gold Box Chain Necklace, starts from $35.99. Also available in 8mm.

Black box chain necklace

A black box chain gives you an instant trendy vibe. Wear it with or without a pendant. In any case, wearing one tells you're on top of your fashion game. 4mm Black Box Chain Necklace, starts from $35.99. Also available in 8mm.


Most popular wheat chain necklaces for men

On the left: 4mm 925 Sterling Silver Franco Chain Necklace, starts from $110.99.

On the right: 3mm Gold Franco Chain Necklace, $52.19.

Franco chain necklaces look great with or without a pendant. The links create a beautiful, braided pattern that resembles a wheat stalk. The design is very harmonious and symmetrical, pleasing the eye in any thickness. A thin 3mm wide wheat chain looks exceptional with a pendant. Thicker chains are best worn by themselves. Although wheat chains are popular, they're not the most traditional chains. Therefore, if you're looking for a beautiful chain not everyone wears, a wheat chain is a superb option.

Silver wheat chain necklace

Symmetrical on all sides, a wheat chain is a treat to the eye. The chain is mesmerizing to look at, thanks to the seamlessly blending links. A silver-toned wheat chain like this looks great with or without a pendant. 4mm 925 Sterling Silver Franco Chain, starts from $110.99. Also available in 2mmand 2.5mm.

Gold wheat chain necklace

The pattern of the wheat chain combined with a gold color reminds of a field full of wheat stalks bathing in warm sunlight. 3mm Gold Franco Chain Necklace, starts from $52.19. Also available in 6mm.


3mm Tennis Chain Necklace, starts from $29.99.

Tennis chains are the most delicate chain type on this list. Tennis chains are the standard of thin chains. If you think of a typical dainty chain, you probably picture a Tennis chain. Some like to wear one without any ornaments, but a Rolo chain is designed to carry a charm or a pendant on it. If you have an amulet you want to bring out, choosing a Tennis chain makes sure it gets all the attention instead of the chain.


Most popular thick chain necklaces for men

On the left: 5mm Silver Herringbone Chain Necklace, starts from $31.19.

On the right: 6mm Gold Curb Chain Necklace, starts from $61.

Thick chain necklaces are what you want to wear if you want a flashy chain that catches the eye. The only right way to wear a thick chain necklace is to wear it alone as a focal piece of jewelry, with no pendants, unless you want to look like a hip hop artist. The thicker the chain, the more masculine it will look.

If a thick chain is what you want to go for, you can counterbalance the thickness by choosing a flat chain. Examples of flat chains include herringbone, snake, curb, and Figaro. While flat designs are the most popular of thick chains, a rope, Franco, or wheat chain can look amazing as well. 

Gold herringbone chain necklace

A flat herringbone chain, especially in gold color, looks exquisite and expensive. No wonder why it's one of the favorite chains of wealthy men. If your goal is to look rich, a gold-toned herringbone chain is your top choice. Even though this chain is flat, it is made of strong stainless steel, making sure it doesn't kink in any circumstance. 5mm Gold Herringbone Chain Necklace, starts from $31.19.

Silver franco chain necklace

A Franco chain is a modification from the traditional curb chain. It is thicker, sturdier, and more often worn by men than women. The links on a Franco chain form a refined V-shape. 4mm 925 Sterling Silver Franco Chain Necklace, starts from $110.99.


14mm Iced Out Cuban Chain Necklace, starts from $145.78.

Designer chains intrigue men who want something more than just a basic chain. While most of the chain styles on this list are classic, timeless, and simple, designer chains add a little more to the equation. It may be the details, an unusual color, or a special way the links are connected.

A designer chain doesn't necessarily fall under any traditional chain style. That's why it's not easy to put a designer chain into any specific compartment, and people may not easily recognize or find a similar chain. If you want your style to be unique, a designer chain is what you should go for.

Made of solid stainless steel, this chain never loses its color or shine. 20mm Stainless Steel Iced Out Laurel Chain Necklace, starts from $88.54.


6mm Byzantine Chain, starts from $33.99.

Byzantine Chain Necklaces comes from its location of origin and design, the Byzantine Empire. Byzantium, known as the City of Gold, was the seat of one of the Western world's longest surviving and most influential empires. Byzantine chains are quite heavy for their length. However, because the design has such a heavy, sturdy look, you may be able to wear a narrower length than you would with a lighter design like a Figaro chain or simple chain link.


On the left: 11mm Coffee Bean Beaded Chain Necklace, starts from $43.19 .

Coffee Bean Beaded necklaces are their own class, easy to tell apart from other metal link chains. Different from other flat Cuban chain, this link necklace consist of chains in the shape of coffee bean, which are heavy and strong, more unique and fashionable. The folding buckle is more stable to lock and will make the chains easier to put on and take off, and the chunky coffee bean design bring you more hip-hop flavor.



The list of the most popular chain necklaces has come to an end. We hope you now have a better understanding of what chain styles are the most popular among men.

All the picks on our list are affordable and come with an extremely high price-to-quality ratio. Each chain is made of stainless steel or silver and will last with you for many years. We know some men prefer gold over stainless steel, even though it is not as strong and not as easy maintenance, and for those men, this GQ's article titled the Best Chain Necklaces Bring The Flash Your Fits Have Been Missing is a great read. And, if the price point of the chains in this post was right but you're looking for something more, visit our Men's Necklace Collection.

Also, before you purchase any necklace, you should consider the length of the chain. The same chain in a different length can give a completely different vibe, so it is very important to choose the correct length.

The most popular men's necklace lengths are 18 inches, 20 inches, and 22 inches. One of those is a safe choice if you are unsure of the optimal length. Anything shorter can look like a choker around thick necks, and longer ones create a laid-back, casual look. The chain length chart below gives a nice idea of how chains of different lengths fall on a man's neck. Before purchase, you should think of what you want to communicate with your necklace and choose the length accordingly. 

Chain necklace length chart