Back-To-School Blues - III


English Cufflinks with Enameled School Crest and Repp Stripes (LEO Design)


Let's end our exploration of "schoolboy" cufflinks with this interesting pair which displays a crest on one face and a diagonal slash of repp-striping on the other face.  I am sure that the crest and stripes signify a particular unit, club, school or team—but who they are is still undetermined by me.  Nevertheless, these handsome cufflinks from the Thirties provide in spades that quintessential "British Association" look.  One can wear them with confidence, knowing that a certain American fashion designer has built an empire on "Faux British Aristocratic Pretension."  At least this heraldry is real (for someone).  Click on the photo above to learn more about them.


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We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques ( or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

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