Praise be to Allaah.
Al-Bukhaari (5435) narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allah be
pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah
be upon him) cursed men who imitate women and women who imitate men.
According to a report also narrated by al-Bukhaari (5436),
the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) cursed effeminate men
and masculinized women and he said: “Expel them from your houses.”
From the two hadeeths quoted above, it is clear that it is
haraam for men to imitate women, and vice versa. The actions of effeminate
men are also forbidden; they are men who are effeminate in mannerisms and
Al-Mubaarakpoori (may Allah have mercy on him) said:
That is, men who resemble women in fashions, clothing, using
henna on the hands and feet, voice, appearance, speech and all their
movements. End quote from Tuhfat al-Ahwadhi
Wearing bracelets, whether they are of the type mentioned in
the question or other types, and whether they are made of leather, metal or
anything else, is haraam for men, because they come under the heading of
women’s clothing and adornments. No man wears them except one in whom there
is an inclination towards effeminacy and imitation of women. The matter is
not as mentioned in the question, that the Egyptians do not regard this as
resembling women; in fact most people with any decency and morals denounce
that and do not want their sons to wear them. We do not know of anyone – in
Egypt or in any other Muslim Arab society – who thinks that wearing this is
acceptable among people of religious commitment and dignity.
Shaykh Zakariya al-Ansaari (may Allah have mercy on him)
A man may wear a silver ring to follow example of the Prophet
(blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) on the basis of scholarly
consensus; in fact it is Sunnah to do so, as we have seen above. … But
wearing bracelets and some other things such as bangles and necklaces is not
permissible for him even if they are made of silver, because that is a kind
of effeminacy that is not befitting for dignified men. End quote.
Asna’l-Mataalib, 1/379; see also
al-Majmoo‘ by an-Nawawi, 4/444
Ibn Hajar al-Haytami (may Allah have mercy on him) said:
It is haraam to imitate them (i.e., women) by wearing
fashions that are unique to them, such as wearing bracelets, anklets and the
like, unlike wearing rings. End quote. al-Fataawa al-Kubra, 1/261
Men should choose adornments that are appropriate to their
manliness and to the society in which they live; before all that, they
should be acceptable according to Islamic teachings.
See also the answer to question no.1980
And Allah knows best.