Since its very early years, one of Cartier’s strengths, aside from jewelry and watches has surprisingly been accessories for men. In fact, cufflinks have appeared in Cartier records, as far back as 1859. These accessories, today still essential to a gentleman’s wardrobe, can be found in many sketches scattered throughout the Cartier design archives. Like other accessories such as lighters, cigarette boxes, pens, rings, and bracelets. While rings and bracelets are possibly not on every man’s wish list, cufflinks are often seen as the only jewelry a man can wear in addition to his watch and wedding band or signet ring. As ties are slowly moving out of fashion it seems that more and more men wear suits with a good shirt but no tie, even in the office.
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