Back in the old days, the easiest and most socially-acceptable way of turning an ordinary and decent human being into a walking publicity material is to make him wear a shirt with a message or an image slapped across it. In this way, people who see the shirt get an idea of what the person in it believes in, what bands he listens to, what values he sticks to, and what brands he likes or supports among others. However, somebody got tired of just wearing (and probably washing) shirts and thought of a fabric-free way of parading whatever messages he wants to convey. That's when silicon wristbands made their way to people's wrists.
The silicon wristband is a relatively new type of accessory made of, as the name suggests, silicone rubber. It looks like a huge rubber band and since it's like that, you don't need to worry about how to wear it because it's very elastic. You just slip your hand into one and voila! You're already accessorized! In fact, a lot of people wear those today because it's sort of a fad, not just among young people, but also among those who, let's just say, shouldn't be bother about the current trend.
These wristbands come in many colors and styles. Since people nowadays just want to put a personal touch on all of their stuff, the manufacturers of the accessory gave their customers the liberty of designing the wristbands. Tons of these custom silicon wristbands are sold online and you get to choose every single detail that should be on the bracelet, from the color-combinations, types of font as well as the thickness of the band.
You can basically have anything printed, embossed (designs are raised), or debossed (designs are indented) on them, even detailed logos. A couple of words or a sentence could fit in one custom silicon wristband, depending on its width. If you're the type who likes to see your name on the things you own, you'd be a sucker for these rubber things.
You can have one with your name on it and what's cool is that it's not as awkward and lame as having your name on a shirt, so your friends wouldn't taunt you for wearing one or a couple around your wrist. Like shirts, the wristbands can be plain in color, striped or swirled, which is similar to being tie-dyed.
What's great about these custom silicon wristbands is that you can wear them all the time, even while taking a shower or a swim. They're also dirt resistant, so you wouldn't have to remove it even though you're wrestling with someone in the mud or fixing the engine of your car. You can also have as many as you want, with various colors, messages and prints because it's cheap. You can match it with every casual outfit that you have, as long as it goes well with it.
If you're someone who's not so fond of accessories, but can't commit that long to wearing one, you can still keep up with the fad by getting keychain bands, custom silicon wristbands just made into keychain straps, which you can use to hold your keys or accessorize your bag. So whatever it is that you want people to know you're into, whether it be protecting the dolphins, campaigning for a political candidate or if you just want to show how much you love a certain character from your favorite television series, you can just strut around wearing these custom silicon wristbands and get the word out. Say it with your wrist.