I really like cufflinks. Both wearing them and looking at them. Some are merely objects of function. Whereas others are that and more; objects of function and art. Cufflinks and tie clips from Monsieur Fox are certainly worthy of being classed in the latter category.
Monsieur Fox was started by Adrian Azodi in 2012. And although based in Dubai, Adrian was raised in the United States, New Hampshire to be exact. Which is partly where he draws inspiration from. But for more on this subject check out this interview of Adrian by Business Of Everything.
My relationship with Monsieur Fox started last fall when they approached me about a potential review. As with most products that I like and that are a good fit with the blog, I obliged (products that I don’t like or that aren’t a good fit don’t appear on the blog, thus why most of the reviews are positive). So they were nice enough to send me a pair of cufflinks (The Francois, $350), a tie clip (The Gaston, $275) and 2 pocket squares (orange on white and white on orange, $60).
So what say I on Monsieur Fox and its products? The pocket squares are well made and at a reasonable price relative to the market, so I have no problem with those. They are quite nice, really. The tie clip is a beautiful piece, it is unfortunate, however, that is clips from the wrong side which certainly impinges upon its utility. That said, it is still a really fun piece to wear when it works to wear it, which is rare. I would certainly not say that it is one of the first pieces of jewelery that a man should invest in (and yes, this piece is an investment, I expect it to last a few decades) because it is more of a statement item, the cufflinks are a different story. The cufflinks are more useful and are easier to wear, they are equally at home with a suit as they are with a tuxedo. Even though they are metal and have precious stones on them they just don’t stand out as much as the tie clip; and I by no means mean that in a bad way. It is just the nature of the two pieces. Much like the tie clip, the cufflinks are quite expensive ($275 and $350, respectively) but you will also have them for a few decades, potentially even heirlooms. It is just up to you if you want to spend that much money upfront on jewelery, it is a luxury. But I doubt your wardrobe would complain. If you have any thoughts, questions or experience of your own with Monsieur Fox please feel free to sound off in the comments.
Note: FYGblog did receive the items being reviewed for purposes of review. As always, the utmost effort was taken to maintain an unbiased perspective on the items being reviewed.