The French cuff shirt is a beautiful thing, a throwback to times when dressing for men was as thoughtful as it is for women, when elegance had not yet given way to the vulgarities of “casual.” Their recent resurgence gives testament to a growing disdain for the mono-macho-culture that has predominated since. Of course, there’s one group who’ve never forsaken the French cuff, and that’s Wall Street financiers and those who emulate them. They’re not so popular these days, either, which is why we love these CTA token cufflinks so much. Combining the natural beauty of these classic relics—the tokens were in use from 1922 to 1999—with the proletarian symbolism of their heritage, they offer us a way to embrace beauty while sending a clear message of where our heart is—and isn’t. (Brian Hieggelke)
The CTA token cufflinks, from designer Tokens and Coins, are available at Cufflinks.com for $75.