With more and more Dandy’s delving into the world of Bespoke Tailoring, it was only a matter of time before men would want to apply the art of custom handmade items into other aspects of their lives. I myself have always had a difficult time keeping my vast collection of accessories in one handy place to accommodate my array of necklaces, bracelets, watches, cufflinks, etc. All while still looking refined and not just a jumbled mess of stuff in a box. The fine folks over at Linkson Jack from across the pond apparently had this problem as well and have devised a rather ingenious solution: Bespoke Boxes.
Available in the wood of your choice from walnut, oak, or maple, each box is made to your needs and specifications. After an initial design consultation, a computer generated layout of your box is created and sent for your approval. It then takes from 8-12 weeks for the valet to be finished (all the while being sent photos of their progress). What I really love about the idea is you can create the box to your specific needs, where so many other valets you buy can accommodate some, but not all of your accessories. Have more watches than bracelets? No problem. Need a special matchbook lid for odds and ends? No problem. As with a bespoke suit, you can choose not only the outer color, but the interior lining as well with such colors as red wine, emerald green, cornflower blue, indigo, lavender, mulberry, ecru or black allowing for a truly custom creation that is unique to your needs. Also, each box comes with a nickel or brass lock with matching hinges, an option for Initials or Coat of Arms on the lid (sweet) as well as a variety of other customizations.
These handmade masterpieces are not without cost, as is the case with bespoke tailoring as well. The example featured above will cost approximately $1,250. But with all the vintage Submariners and Mother of Pearl cufflinks you’ve amassed, surely the cost is justified by giving these treasures the proper home they deserve.