Red Suede & Shackles, Anyone?

Red Suede & Shackles, Anyone?


Red Suede Wing Tips, Badass (also note the lack of socks).

I noticed this gent on the way into the subway while I was leaving the Alfred Sargent trunk show at Leffot the other week.  I couldn’t help but ask to take a picture of his shoes.  But then I noticed, upon closer inspection, his cufflinks.  They are small brass shackles.  They are original and badass.  I oft love when people take things not intended for use as clothing and accessories and use them as such; this is one of the better examples I can think of.  I wish I would’ve taken a picture of his whole outfit and asked where he got the shoes, as I am rather curious.  But I did not, so for now, I present these two photos.

Shackles as cufflinks: badass and original.


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