We’ve been on the topic of watches lately, and will now segue to another metallic accessory, and one that’s far rarer in Tradsville: the cufflink. Pictured is Tony Curtis in a custom shirt (note monogram) consisting of buttondown collar and French cuffs. We can only assume the stubble was for an acting role.
It’s an unusual combination, but I’d consider it more of an odd quirk than heresy against some inherent logic of menswear. Kind of like this vintage Ralph Lauren double-breasted blazer I recently got, which comes with a single vent. Technically incorrect from a Savile Row perspective, but I came to find it a charming American quirk, kind of like the way our striped ties run the wrong direction.
And for something to stick in your French cuffs, check out the new cufflink collection by Kyle Cavan, which features iconic collegiate architecture, a more in-group gesture than wearing your school’s logo or seal. — CC