1" x 0.25"
These unusual cufflinks are believed to be from the 1950s and are N.O.S (new old stock). They are an impressed braid shape, with matte black undercoating and hand painted highlights. They come in their original box.
Legendary dead stock clothier Rue St. Denis was opened in 1990 by Jean-Paul Buthier and Riccardo Bonechi on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, later relocating to the East Village where it operated until closing in 2018. Rue St. Denis became highly influential for reinventing widely held conceptions of vintage as simply period costume. They pioneered new forms of style through conflating seemingly disparate and often overlooked designers, aesthetics, and moments in postwar industrially produced fashion. Buthier’s visionary, idiosyncratic approach as a garment buyer filtered through the experience created by Bonechi as the art director and public-facing proprietor of the brick and mortar store yielded a retail institution which remains unprecedented.