We don’t often find ourselves channeling Johnny Depp or his alter-ego, Captain Jack Sparrow, when we get dressed in the morning. However, since we received samples of two of Axl & B’s leather cuffs, we have found ourselves fighting the urge to dress like pirates and/or Keith Richards.
Axl & B are based in Santa Monica, California and all the cuffs are designed by Claire Cole. Every cuff is made from reclaimed materials that Cole finds at thrift stores and rummage sales, including belts, earrings, brooches, cufflinks, buttons, keys – you catch the drift. Each collection is named for a different locale and each cuff is inspired by the place that its materials came from.
The samples we received included a thick, mottled brown leather band with an engraved insignia and a smaller, black leather band with stud detail and a gold padlock. These two designs sum up the Axl & B brand perfectly; tough and edgy, without being over the top. Due to the materials used and the nature of the design process, all Axl & B’s cuffs are limited-run productions. Meaning, no two cuffs are the same.
Adding to the beauty of the cuffs (especially if you are thinking about them for a Christmas present) is the fact that they are perfect for both guys and girls and are suitable for anyone. Just look at The City’s Erin Lucas and American Idol’s Adam Lambert for style cues; both Erin and Adam have been seen sporting the cuffs.
You can buy these limited edition cuffs from the Axl & B website. Also, if you love the look of these cuffs, then become a fan of us on Facebook. In January, we will be giving away the samples that we mentioned above to one lucky fan.