It’s a pretty special day for us. In fact, we’ve been bursting with anticipation as we hung up the sign and lined up the goods on the shelves of our shiny new website.
That’s right! After months—well, probably more like years, or even a lifetime—of inspiration field trips, exploring unique design ideas, endless sketching sessions, and collaborating with some of the most talented artisans in New York City, Fils Unique cufflinks are finally here. Needless to say we’re really excited to show you the result of our hard work.
Our founder, Nicolas, spent years among the Classic Suit Brigade, yearning for ways to express himself through style. Lawyering up around New York City, he wanted to look sleek and professional, but with an edge. Whenever he set out to find outstanding accessories that would reveal his personality, he always came home empty-handed. The cufflink selection at most retail places was—dare we say it—a bit of a yawn fest (or cheaply mass produced).
This is what lit the spark for Fils Unique. We believe business attire doesn’t have to be boring. We love style, not chasing trends. We enjoy beautiful things that have the power to start conversations. We design cufflinks we haven’t seen anywhere else, whether they’re sharp and timeless, or truly offbeat. Of course, sometimes we’ll see something we like, but which doesn’t meet our, admittedly, very high standards, and we’ll redesign it our way, until it’s as perfect as we can make it. We know you’ll notice the difference.
Most importantly, we’re all about craftsmanship. Every pair of Fils Unique cufflinks is designed and made in New York City. It passes through the hands of no less than seven highly-qualified, totally awesome people. Our artisans use the same techniques and attention to detail as when they paint the dial of Patek watches or restore the Fabergé eggs that are regularly entrusted to them. We spend days refining every detail of the process, from the exclusive mold to the last touch of enamel lovingly applied with the tiniest brush.
Okay, we’re getting emotional now, but that’s because we truly love creating our small but mighty accessories. We’re confident you’ll enjoy wearing your cufflinks for years to come. You might even pass them on to your children one day and, generations from now, they’ll have become a cherished family heirloom with a meaningful history which… Fine, we’ll stop. For now. Because, frankly, we could talk about cufflinks all day. In fact, that’s exactly what we’re going to do here, so watch this space for new posts.
One more thing. Did we mention we make bespoke cufflinks? The sky’s the limit, so don’t hesitate to get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your idea, and we’ll work with you to turn it into the cufflinks of your dreams.
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