J.L. Lawson Cufflinks
Credit: Photograph by Michael Pirrocco

Eyeball a man's cufflinks and we'd wager you can make some pretty good instant assumptions. Are they modern, vintage, or timeless? Ostentatious or subtle? Tacky or refined?

 J.L. Lawson produces stunning pieces that aren't a budgetary splurge, yet look it, and are appropriate for any situation when you'd be wearing links without over- or under-dressing. Each pair is hand-lathed in the U.S. (Joshua Tree, CA to be exact) and come in both brass and stainless steel. For an idea of what goes into making a pair – and why they're such a bargain – check out this video (which we've now watched a dozen times). [$50/pair; bespokepost.com]