Borrow From the Boys: Vintage Cuff Links

Menswear styles for women don’t have to stop at suits, vests and button-down shirts. Accessories count, too. To keep your French cuffs in place, reach for a fab pair of cuff links. We’re loving the vintage styles from Crème de la Cuff that date back to the ‘40s through the ‘60s. Rare, fashionable, tiny works of wearbale art? Let’s hear it for dressing like the boys.

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Bamboo Buddhas

Bring a little peace to your day with these Swank cuff links that appeared in 1953 Christmas ad for the company.

 

Bamboo Buddhas, $95, cremedelacuff.com
 

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Bees

Your friends will be buzzing over these Swank bee cuff links that date back to 1955. And don't you think the pink enamel is sweet as honey?

 

Bee cuff links, $125, cremedelacuff.com
 

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Blue Iridescent

Straight from the '60s, these Swank chunky blue stones set in silver will add mod flavor to any outfit.

 

Blue iridescent cuff links, $80, cremedelacuff.com


 

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Cabin Cruisers

Ahoy, mateys! Show off your nautical style with this set of cabin cruisers cuff links and an anchor tie bar from Swank, dating back to 1959.

 

Cabin Cruisers cuff links, $150, cremedelacuff.com




 

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Forties Cameras

Love taking pictures? Or posing for them? We think you'll smile over these mid-1950s vintage Swank camera cuff links with a rhinestone in the flash compartment. Say cheese!

 

Forties Cameras cuff links, $115, cremedelacuff.com

 



 

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Cat's Eye

Can you say, reeee-ow? These opalescent cuff links from Hickok dating back to the '60s will make you the cat's meow.

 

Cat's Eye cuff links, $125, cremedelacuff.com

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Clothespin

Need to air some dirty laundry? Check out these Swank mini clothespin cuff links from the mid-'60s.

 

Clothespin cuff links, $43, cremedelacuff.com



 

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Geese

Feather your accessories nest with this Swank set that features hunting dogs and geese.

 

Geese cuff links, $78, cremedelacuff.com
 

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Gauntlets

Wanna throw down? These Savoy black enamel cuff links from the '50s feature a pink stripe and come in their original box.

 

Gauntlet cuff links, $150, cremedelacuff.com

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Goddess

Go ahead and show the world your goddess ways with this pair of Swank cuff links from the mid-'50s.

 

Goddess cuff links, $130, cremedelacuff.com

 



 

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Golf

Love to hit the links? Pick up these Swank mother of pearl golf bag cuff links from the mid-'50s. A fashion hole in one.

 

Golf cuff links, $100, cremedelacuff.com

 


 

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Hearts

Show yourself some love by snapping up this pretty red stone heart cuff links and matching tie clip set from the late '60s. Love.

 

Heart cuff link set, $45, cremedelacuff.com

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Lambs

Did you love Bambi as a kid? Then you'll be smitten with these adorable little lambs embellished with ruby rhinestone eyes and diamond rhinestone flowers. All together, now: Awwwww!

 

Lambs cuff links, $85, cremedelacuff.com


 

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Mice

Think mice are nice? Grab these red crystal-eyed cuff links from the '60s to add a little wonder to your wrists.

 

Mice cuff links, $65, cremedelacuff.com

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Horse

Show off your good horse sense with these beautiful mother of pearl horse head cuff links with rhinestone eyes from the '40s. And, you get a tie tack, too. Yee-haw!

 

Horse cuff links, $140, cremedelacuff.com


 

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Pietra Dura

Bring some high style to your wrists with these gorgeous mosaic mother of pearl and abalone cuff links.

 

Pietra Dura cuff links, $140, cremedelacuff.com


 

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Pink Sunburst

The pretty pink stones in a sunburst design will add a little feminine thrill to your menswear-style blouse. Swank's 1960s-era cuff links are, well, bursting with style.

 

Pink sunburst cuff links, $80, cremedelacuff.com

 

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Princess Phones

Glued to your iPhone? Have a gift for gab? You'll love this phone-themed cuff link set from the '60s. We'll just call you fashion-forward.

 

Princess Phones cuff links, $75, cremedelacuff.com

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Fans

Add an Asian vibe to your ensemble with these sterling silver fan cuff links from the mid-'50s.

 

Niello Fan cuff links, $130, cremedelacuff.com

 

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Taj Mahal

Swank's way-cool Taj Mahal cuff links are as artful as the famous landmark they're modeled after.

 

Taj Mahal cuff links, $55, cremedelacuff.com


 

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Tennis

Never miss a Wimbledom final? Spend your summers at the court? Serve up a pair of these Swank tennis-themed cuff links from the '50s and you'll ace office style.

 

Tennis cuff links, $95, cremedelacuff.com


 

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Turtles

Add a little sea-side style to your wrists with Swank snapper turtle cuff links from 1955.

 

Turtle cuff links, $140, cremedelacuff.com
 

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Viking Ship

Sail into high style with these vintage Swank viking ship cuff links from 1957.

 

Viking Ship cuff links, $95, cremedelacuff.com

 

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Pink Murano Glass

Go classic with these stunning Swank pink Murano glass cuff links set in gold from 1955.

 

Pink Murano glass cuff links, $120, cremedelacuff.com
 

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Infinity Loops

Modern art buffs will swoon over these Foster rhodium-plated cuff links in an infinity loop design. Musuem-worthy, don't you think?

 

Infinity Loop cuff link set, $95, cremedelacuff.com

 

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First Published March 21, 2012

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