Thanksgiving Day. It’s a day when it’s a hard job to be somebody’s pants and overeating is genuinely encouraged. It can also be a day where, because of the overeating and gluttony, style is left behind for the comfort of elastic waistbands and sweatshirts. We like to believe that every man cares about style every day though, so we’ve put together our list of our top looks to celebrate the harvest-fest that is Thanksgiving. Take a browse, and remember that people are always thankful when you prioritize style!
It’s Officially Apple Season! Apple Enamel Cufflinks Celebrate this American Staple.
Apple pie, apple cider (both the adult and non-adult versions), apple cobbler, apple cookies, apples in the stuffing and garnishing the meat. October and November are the heart of apple season and the cooking and lushness of apple cuisine reflect that. That’s what makes both pairs of apple cufflinks from Jan’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection so ideal for the Thanksgiving and surrounding season. Choose from the bitten apple (it’s also a bit naughty) or the half-eaten apple design and wear the ultimate symbol of harvest season right on your cuffs. Then, slather some ice cream on that baked apple dessert.
More Lush Treats. Onyx Grape Cufflinks
Of course, the real point of Thanksgiving is to celebrate lushness, harvest and even a little bit of indulgence. We can’t think of any ripened fruit that’s more symbolic of that than a sultry vine of grapes. Fortunately, you can also capture that look and inspiration with Jan’s new Onyx Grape Cufflinks from the Fall/Winter 2014 Collection. Cast in sterling silver with hand-carved onyx grapes, these cufflinks not only embrace the idea of an abundant harvest, but also clearly state that you believe in a lush life. They’re also just as ideal to wear to your next more sensual encounter as they are for celebrating a food-rich day.
Game Day! Classic Football Cufflinks.
They say that the typical Thanksgiving meal takes twelve hours to make but is consumed in thirteen minutes, and thirteen minutes is roughly the same amount of time as a football halftime takes! If your Thanksgiving tradition involves a comfortable couch, all of your favorite family members and Thanksgiving Day football, then your cufflinks are clearly these classic sterling silver and enamel pigskins. You can keep it simple without having to involve team colors or (ahem) foam fingers and just sport amazing accent details on your cuffs – all while drinking a game day beer and eating your fourth helping of mashed potatoes.
The Other Kind of Game. The Eating Kind. Enamel Pheasant Cufflinks.
While the turkey has become the staple of the game served for Thanksgiving, it wasn’t always that way. A good hearty Thanksgiving meal could involve any time of gamey meat that was hunted and killed for the day. For example, a pheasant, which we enjoy with a nice butter and spice basting. Even if you’re not choosing these cufflinks because you want to celebrate the tender deliciousness of traditional Thanksgiving meat fare, the rich fall colors of the hand-painted enamel make these a beautiful accent piece to go with the warmer colors of the style pallet for the end of autumn. We particularly like these when paired with a white collared shirt and a warm-toned sweater vest.
For Her: Pay Extra Homage to Her Cooking Skills
We certainly don’t want to imply that her only place on Thanksgiving is in the kitchen or that he doesn’t have just as much responsibility for helping to prepare the Thanksgiving feast (we’d better not come to your house and find him sitting on the couch watching football while she does all the work!). But chances are she’s spending slightly more time dealing with the food issue than he is – and he should thank her for that. Show her how much you appreciate her delicious meal with this sterling silver and hand-painted enamel goofy monkey charm in a professional chef’s outfit. Then show her how much you really appreciated it by doing all the dishes!
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