A great gift for the Vintage Gentleman! Beautiful Mid-Century Modern Mad Men Era Cufflinks and Tie Tack / Tie Pin set in original purple presentation box circa 1960s by SWANK. The Cufflinks are set with large round faceted glass stones in goldhish-brown. This large, flashy cufflink set features Modernist gold tone metal settings. The set includes two "wrap-a-round" cufflinks, that is they have a band of metal mesh that wraps around the side of the cuff. The cufflinks have bullet back closures; a torpedo, or bullet shaped, capsule that is suspended between two posts. The bullet can be flipped on its axis to manipulate it through the button holes in the cuff, and then flipped to secure the cufflink on the shirt. The tie pin has a smaller round stone on a gold setting matching the cufflinks and has a gold tone clutch backing to secure it to the tie as well as small gold chain with a "T" shaped piece goes through your shirt buttonhole, attaching the tie to your shirt. The pieces are all marked marked SWANK and are quite well made!
Formed in 1936, Swank Products, Inc. made accessories for men and began manufacturing gun parts during WWII as well as award items like purple hearts and bronze stars. After the war Swank expanded into other areas, including fragrances, wallets, belts and other accessories for men. In the 1950′s and 60′s, Swank, Inc. began acquiring other brands in order to continue expanding and today a number of recognizable brand names are owned by Swank, Inc., they include Guess?, Liz Claiborne, Geoffrey Beene, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole, Nautica and Chaps.
A great vintage men's accessory set in nice vintage condition! The cufflinks are a large size, measuring 7/8" in diameter. The set still retains its original velvet lined purple presentation box marked Tivoli. A beautiful set for the vintage gentleman!