Offering Worldwide Service!
In addition to our online gallery of over 600 ridiculously cool cufflink and stud button options, we are proud suppliers to Haberdasheries, Boutiques and Gift Shoppes in 10 Countries around the World. Made in the USA and touched personally by cufflink artist and connoisseur, Wm. Dean. We offer custom design, small scale manufacturing, repairs and hand engraving.
Most of all, we want to be the official cufflink of your upcoming wedding!
WHAT MAKES WMDEAN
THE KING OF HANDMADE CUFFLINKS?
By Sarah Yates www.gemmab.ca
Twin Cities resident Wm. Dean has always been known as a natty dresser. Until his grandfather gave him that first pair of cufflinks, there was always something missing. That memorable gift linked him for life! Cufflinks became his obsession.
From that moment on, Wm. Dean began to collect that one singular item of men’s jewelry. Inspired by art, he visited galleries and learned that surrealist Salvador Dali shared his quest. “I remember the first time I saw his ruby-studded pin; up close the jewel that looked like a rose revealed itself as a model of a lady’s lips – surprising and sensual. I wanted my cufflinks to create that emotional response”
French artist Marcel Duchamp opened Wm. Dean eyes to the beauty of found objects as art. It wasn’t long before he began to make his own line of cufflinks: from gemstones and reclaimed found objects, from vintage coins and cabochon glass beads, from Pewter, Sterling Silver and Stainless Steel.
A man of his time, Wm. Dean first offered his creations on eBay. He developed a loyal following: men and women (like himself) who have a yen to express themselves in Haberdashery. Wm. Dean’s cufflink crowd was born.
The purpose of the perfect cufflink extends beyond closing the cuff with style. Whether the pair is one-of-a-kind, funky, artful or simply classic it tells us that here is a man who knows himself and is not afraid to show it. Here is a woman with a mind of her own.
But who wears cufflinks these days? Who buys them?
Grooms were the first to seize the opportunity. “During the wedding event, it all about the Bride. I believe that cufflinks offer the Groom a fun way in which to express his style. Enter that man who wants something a little offbeat to show appreciation to those friends supporting him as groomsmen. Enter the man who buys my cufflinks: one for each of his groomsmen and a matching set for his best man."
“With the color focus chosen by his bride-to-be as tangerine and mounted on a small hot pink oval background, the slightly raised skull and crossbones produced the results this groom wanted. He loved these links and his bride got on board. For this school principal from Seattle, it was the perfect way to release his inner bad boy."
“As I see it, cufflinks are the perfect way for a real gentleman to express himself in dress as a distinct individual: they’re expressive and discreet all at the same time."
A tailor with his own high-end designer clothing wanted a line of cufflinks to brand his store. He commissioned Wm. Dean to develop a line found nowhere else: a prototype one-piece dumbbell with the store logo engraved onto the back.
At wmdean every cuff is creatively linked. Everything pair of cufflinks is touched by Wm. Dean himself. This is not an offshore factory operation. It’s small and it’s hands-on. Every pair of cufflinks is crafted with care and precision. He says about how he works: “It’s important for me to get it right for my clients. I consider each pair to be one of my children!”
From that first cufflink that inspired Wm Dean to the small branded package that clients receive in the mail, WMDEAN cufflinks provide the regal touch. To own a pair of his handmade originals is to be knighted personally by Wm. Dean, the King of Handmade Cufflinks.