The Unexpected Detail: A Vintage Navajo Cuff

Mar 17, 2014


We can all agree that  menswear recently went through a pretty dismaying, wrist indulgence phase. Men from all walks of life (both highbrow and low) were going full tilt and tying anything they could find to their wrists; Shamballa beads, leather strands, colorful woven cords with cute metal hooks and anchors – and quantity not quality seemed to be the operating theme. Thankfully this over-indulgence has generally returned to acceptable levels, but there are still a few brazen culprits roaming the streets.

For those willing to carve their own path, we suggest a Navajo Cuff; original, vintage, understated, and made by extraordinary Native American craftsmen. Navajo silversmiths began making remarkable silver jewelry back  in the late 1800′s, and they were expertly skilled at finding ways of molding and hand-stamping pure sterling silver. The most impressive aspect is that these gifted artisans made these incredible pieces using only rudimentary tools and their bare hands. For a little added flair, wear one with beautiful turquoise stones set into it.

- Geo Hagan

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