THE STORY OF MANCUFFS
Growing up in the Edgebrook/Wildwood community of Chicago, Mark Menarik enjoyed an interesting family dynamic where his only two Uncles were Archdiocesan priests and Aunt a nun. "Luckily, when WWII came along, my Dad quit the seminary and joined the Navy."
Obviously not encouraged to dress flashy, the two brothers did have a thing for ornate and handsome cufflinks. Upon their passing, these were handed down to Mark. "It was the coolest case of vintage cuflinks you can imagine, but I only owned one french cuff shirt. So how could I enjoy wearing and showing them off without taking several lifetimes?"
Being a general engineer in technology and also a bit of a graphics and visual artist, Mark got the idea to repurpose the right kind and style of vintage cufflinks into a unique masculine jewelry item and the perfect gift for guys. Paired with ultra-strong rare earth magnets and using an aerospace-grade metal to metal bonding process, high quality chrome dog tags and a touch of inspiration from ZZ Top (forgive me, Uncles) - ManCuffs were born!
Every ManCuff is one-of-a-kind and five designs in one; Lapel Pin, Necklace, Bottle Opener, Money Clip and more. So... skip the two foot beard, dress up any shirt, vest, jacket, scarf or leather item and find out for yourself if "... every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed man".
Here are just a few examples of ManCuff's jewelry
Here's a few of the new items recently added. Available in store only
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Re4mado Coasters - set 4 coasters with Chicago scenes
Re4mado Coasters - 4 coasters with Chicago scenes
Coasters are handmade using a gel medium transfer. The SX-70 or digital infrared images are transferred onto 4″x 4″ bottocino tumbled marble tile
Made by award winning Chicago based photographer, Rossana Reformado
Dog Collar - Chicago Flag
$20.00 - $32.00
Every dog likes to show their Chicago spirit! Made in Chicago.
Extra Extra Small: 7-11" neck size x 0.5" width.
Extra Small: 10-14" neck size x 3/4" width.
Small: 10-16" neck size x 3/4" width.
Medium: 13-20" neck size x 1" width.
Large: 16-26" neck size x 1" width.
Wide Medium: 13-20" neck size x 1.5" width.
Wide Large: 16-26" neck size x 1.5" width.
Chicago Bottle Opener
Featuring the Chicago skyline and Chicago flag.
Laser cut-out and engraved in Poplar wood.
Mounting key slots on back-side top and bottom to ensure durability of use.
Magnet will catch multiple caps!
9″ height x 2.5″ width x 2″ thick
Made in Michigan
Chicago Flask featuring Chicago Flag
Etched with the iconic four-star two-stripe design, this flask is a handsome accessory for any occasion.Whether you carry it in your pack on a camping trip, or slide it into your suit pocket for a night on the town we know you’ll love the substantial feel and rich aroma of the quality leather.
Flask is handcrafted from quality 5/6oz vegetable tanned leather and measures 3 3/4" wide by 4 1/2" tall, and holds 6 oz.
Chicago Tumbler Glass
11 oz glass tumbler featuring the famous Chicago Skyline on both front and back. The design is fired-on and permanent, dishwasher safe, and lead free. Made in USA, Crash Candles
Chicago Flag Yay Passport Holder
Chicago Flag Yay Passport Holder
Super strong woven elastic with stretch recovery
Securely holds passport in place
Dimensions: 5-1/4" H x 3-1/2" W x 1/8" D (a bit larger than a passport book)
Chicago Candle from Bright Endeavors
$8.00 - $13.00
Reminiscent of a fresh lake breeze, the Chicago candle includes scents of clean bergamot, jasmine, and gardenia with a woody base note.
Spa size (4oz)
Retreat Size (8oz)
Bright Endeavors is a social enterprise that supports young moms through hands-on job training and workforce development.
"Chicago Eternal" Book by Larry Broutman
“Chicago Eternal” is a new book of photos of headstones, monuments and memorials at more than 30 cemeteries in the Chicago area. It includes everyday Chicagoans, as well as the famous – and infamous. Along with the photographs you will read compelling stories of such Chicagoans as Emmett Till, Bobby Franks, Jack Ruby, Mary Hastings Bradley, and Mike Todd, husband to Elizabeth Taylor.
The author is native Chicagoan, Larry Broutman.
You can pick it up in the store or have it shipped.