WHY: BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY, HOLIDAY, TREAT YOURSELF
WHO: ROMANTIC PARTNER, FAMILY, FRIEND
WHERE: STUDEBAKER METALS
WORTH: $58 +
I wear jewelry every day. My necklace is beautifully personalized with my name and I hardly even notice it’s there until Mom takes it off at night before bed. She calls it a collar, but to each their own. Comfortable, everyday jewelry that you forget you’re even wearing until someone says, “I love that, where did you get it?” is not so easy to come by – especially in men’s accessories. It’s either a pain to put on, irritates the skin, or it gets caught in my ear hair while I’m being pet (true story).
My Dad is the coolest guy I know, and the most effortlessly chic in his fashion choices. He keeps it simple, sidestepping fads and adorning himself with high-quality, unique accessories that reflect his composed and confident nature. Dad received a gift from another stylish male friend: a Studebaker Cuff. Mom absolutely loved that Dad was gifted a grown up friendship bracelet from another man – bromance is alive and well! This brass cuff is clean and uncomplicated in design, with a touch of character from the patina metal and spiraled shape.
Studebaker Metals is a metalsmith workshop located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Every piece is hand forged using centuries old tools to honor the craft’s history and traditional aesthetic. Their mission is to create responsibly sourced, accessible goods for all. They have a wide range of affordable unisex cuffs in metals like brass, copper, and sterling silver with finishes like work patina for the worn-in look or polished for a pop of shine. You can even have a piece engraved for an extra personal touch. Mom has appointed Studebaker as her go-to hardware haunt for those hard to buy for boys and minimalist misses (as she eyes the Avanti Cuff for herself). Forged in fashion, Studebaker accessories are truly the gift of American artistry.