Vintage gold cuff

May 11th 2018

My view on jewellery has always been that it should be something special, certainly emotionally and probably financially too. Men wear so little of it, and it is such a statement to do so, that it should be precious. Not a cheap leather bracelet, in...

Vintage gold cuff

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Gold bracelets can be very elegant - if you're concerned, just go thinner and simpler. A delicate cuff for instance Either ring or bracelet is fine. Personally, though, I prefer rings that are more meaningful than just p...

Glasses and jewelleryMay 11th 2018

Bespoke brass jewellery: Diana Maynard

October 27th 2017

This probably won’t surprise readers, but when I started looking to buy a significant piece of jewellery last year, I wanted something personal, bespoke and handmade. I don't have anything particular against friendship bracelets; when I was a ...

Bespoke brass jewellery: Diana Maynard

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Hi Simon, My wedding band is white gold. I might have chosen yellow gold if I did it again, but the colour has mellowed in any case. The design was a copy of my father's band. I had it made to the same design in Hatton G...

Belts and walletsOctober 27th 2017

The Permanent Style cufflinks

July 4th 2016

It's funny, the Friday Polos have been so popular over the past year that I get asked whether I've thought about doing other collaborations. In fact, of course, we have done ten collaborations over five years - everything from the now-widely-availa...

The Permanent Style cufflinks

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Yes they would. Do feel free to buy direct from Diana, by the way. We don't really take much of a margin on them, and she would handle the order in any case...

Glasses and jewelleryJuly 4th 2016

Permanent Style collaborations

August 30th 2013

Someone pointed out recently that some Permanent Style collaborations – with La Portegna, for example, or Passaggio Cravatte – have ended without any news as to how they went or the product was received. Both of those sold out, and we s...

Permanent Style collaborations

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I didn't realise that Phillip, would you mind sending me the details and I'll look into it? There may be some excess available Simon...

August 30th 2013

Permanent Style cufflinks in gold

May 22nd 2013

Regular readers will be familiar with my Cufflink Project, which I launched last year with bespoke jeweller Diana Maynard. I was frustrated at the lack of good cufflinks on the market – those with the same decoration on both sides, an easy meth...

Permanent Style cufflinks in gold

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Great, thank you Simon!...

May 22nd 2013

Cufflink project update

June 20th 2011

Thank you to everyone who has shown their interest in my cufflink project, asking questions about the geometry, stones and functionality, and to the 26 people that have been so enthusiastic as to buy a pair (or pairs) for themselves. As mentioned pre...

Cufflink project update

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Hey Simon, It's funny seeing my comment posted. I'm honored, Saw and said wait that's my comment from ''Miami,US'' sent to Diana! I truly meant what I said and would love the idea of a stud set for the pearl sets I purch...

June 20th 2011

The cufflink project

March 9th 2011

About six months ago I started a project with bespoke jeweller Diana Maynard to design a suitable pair of cufflinks. (These can now be ordered through the Shop.) There are startlingly few cufflinks on the market that are both attractive and functio...

The cufflink project

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Pretty much any colour of tie or handkerchief - you don't have to worry about matching cufflinks to other accessories...

March 9th 2011