Another pair of socks, a tie, dress shirts, oops, did I forget the last minute gift card? I guess you know where I am going. Father’s Day is less than a week away, and though being creative about getting Dad something special—particularly if the man seemingly has everything—is not your strong point, you have enough time to get that special guy something chic and sophisticated.
Fashion Reverie to the rescue, helping its readers identify those unique fashion items that will set them a part from the crowd of consumers who settle for banal, disposable fashion. With an oversaturated fashion market—even in menswear—most men are looking for that special fashion item that is attention grabbing.
Whether your special guy works in an office or is an outdoors type, a least a couple of times a year he has to look spiffy for a special occasion. Though he may contend that he is not style conscious, every man likes to look good and appreciates compliments on well thought out style choices.
Fashion is about change, so for Father’s Day why not combine sophisticated elegance with an innovative, revolutionary concept. The Collaterals collection of cufflinks combines exquisite craftsmanship with a totally new way to fasten French cuffs. Collateral’s patent pending Prometheus foldable automatic locking system fastens French cuffs in a true, slick fit around the wrist that is not possible with traditional cufflinks. They are adjustable if a little more room is preferable when wearing a watch.
“My Collaterals collection is designed for ambitious, tenacious, high-profile men who dress for success and are looking for a luxurious modern accessories effect which matches the high caliber of their high-ticket watch, suit or car. Each mechanical cufflink head has a unique smart internal plate that allows the locking action and is crafted from high-grade Japanese stainless steel. The natural gem stones and materials used in the designs are embedded into the head with a technique which heats a natural material to its highest temperature tolerance forcing it to shrink in size so it can be inserted in the cavity. When rapidly cooled, the piece expands and perfectly fills the cufflink head almost as if it fused itself to the stainless steel frame. This eliminates the traditional gluing technique used for other cufflinks,” details Creative Director Carlos Castillo.
The Prometheus cufflinks collection offers several designs as well as the Futura and Raptor cufflinks collections. In addition, the Collaterals brand features luxury designs for Shirt Collar Links, Shirt Collar Stays and Suit Lapels. The Collaterals products exist to provide elegant, stylish touches to the business wardrobe of the modern man.
Remember, these cufflinks and collar stays are also heirloom accessories to be passed own from one generation to the next. The Raptor Blue cufflinks retail at $225 and Lapis Lazuli Prometheus retail at $280. The collection can be purchased in Bloomingdales in Hackensack, NJ, Orlando and Miami, Florida or online at thecollaterals.com.
—William S. Gooch