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