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Peanuts! Crackerjack! Tokens & Icons Baseball Cufflinks!

There’s something in the air today. Smells like spring. Fresh cut grass, white ash, and worn leather. Baseball season is here.

And we have the authentic, accessories for all spectators and man cave denizens. Tokens & Icons is our go-to source for nostalgic fan favorites, like Baseball bat bottle openers, MLB game-used baseball cufflinks, SF Giants World Series game-used cufflinks (pictured at left), and cufflinks made from seats of stadiums of yesteryear–coliseums where the greats used to swing redwood trunks and smash 1000-mph fastballs into the next county–places like Seals Stadium (pictured above), the Polo Grounds, and the original Yankees Stadium.

See all of Tokens & Icons’ MLB accessories here.


College Basketball Cufflinks from the Sweet 16 Top Dog (and an Underdog)

University Of Kentucky Memorial Coliseum College Basketball CufflinksTokens & Icons College Basketball Cufflinks are now available with arena flooring designs from number-one ranked U Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum and 11th ranked UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. The authentic flooring pieces were recovered during renovations, and were set in sterling silver by Tokens & Icons. These are the perfect dressed-up accessory for those that wear their fandom on their sleeve.

University Of Kentucky Memorial Coliseum

University Of Kentucky’s college basketball cufflinks are available in a bluegrass blue taken directly from the classic floor of Memorial Coliseum. The Kentucky Wildcats have racked up the most wins in college basketball history, and this year’s team, which may be the best in school history, has added at least 38 W’s to that total.
UCLA Pauley Pavilion College Basketball Cufflinks

UCLA Pauley Pavilion

The true blue paint of UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion was the early stomping ground of luminaries like Kareem Abdul-Jabar, as well as young stars like Russell Westbrook. The Los Angeles location has also hosted glitzy media events, like the Who’s induction into the Rock-and-Roll hall of fame. At press time, UCLA was an 8.5-point underdog in their Sweet 16 match-up with Gonzaga.

Additional College Basketball Cufflinks

If you’re not a Wildcat or a Bruin, you may be interested to know we also carry college basketball cufflinks from Kansas, U Penn, and Syracuse. All Tokens & Icons College Basketball Cufflinks are $160. Click for more details. (Tokens & Icons also carries cufflinks, bottle openers, and other memorabilia for NCAA football, NBA, MLB, and the NHL.)


Show Your SF Giants Pride

That was ugly last night. But Bochy’s Boys still have a chance to take it all at home. Welcome them back to the Bay with your Giants finest. A few ideas below:

SF Giants World Series Cufflinks are created from game-used World Series balls. Both 2010 and 2012 editions are still available (Although the Royals are slight favorites, We’re guessing there will be a 2014 set soon!), but highly limited. Built by Tokens & Icons. $350
SF Giants Baseball Bracelets are created from authentic balls recovered Giants home games. They are certified by the MLB. Built by Tokens & Icons. $95
For a little more color try the SF Giants Logo Cufflinks, enamel-based cufflinks licensed by the MLB. $60
Another way to show your loyalty is by swapping out your dress laces for a week with these “Happiest Orange” laces. Not only do they undeniably smack of Giants Orange, they’re a solid sartorial pick for either black or brown oxfords. By Stolen Riches. $17.50
So they’re not orange, they’re deep forest green; but for the type of fan who would never wear a band’s t-shirt to that band’s concert, SF Seals Stadium Cufflinks are the right kind of obscure loyalty. They are created from authentic seats recovered from SF’s Seals Stadium. Sure, the Giants never actually played there, but the name lives on via mascot Lou Seal. Built by Tokens & Icons. $170
To toast the Giants, there’s no better way to crack open a bottle than with an SF Giants Bat End Opener. These are created from the victims of breaking fastballs: splintered bats. What makes the knob-end bottle openers special is that there’s only one knob per bat, making these rarer than other bat openers (which are cool, too, but are currently on backorder). Built by Tokens & Icons. $150

Sports Style: Opening Day, Masters Tournament

Our home team, the San Francisco Giants, play their home opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks this afternoon. We’re cheering them on in baseball cufflinks and orange accessories. From left to right: Tokens & Icons World Series Game-Used Baseball Cufflinks, Tokens & Icons Game-Used Baseball Cufflinks, Peter Millar Chambray Tie in papaya, Wingtip Silk Tie in tangerine.

Peter Millar’s brand ambassador golfers keep rolling out new styles and fresh combinations at the major tournaments. Here’s what’s slated for the Masters Tournament at Augusta this week (click the images to enlarge):


Authentic Arena Cufflinks for March Madness

Whether your bracket is broken or you’re still in the hunt for that cool billion dollar payout, Tokens & Icons basketball arena cufflinks are a novel way to show off your school pride. Each cufflink is made from an authentic piece of stadium flooring that was salvaged during these arenas’ respective renovations. The specific pieces of flooring contain the actual floor paint, so your school colors shine through.

Although we couldn’t have guessed Kansas and Syracuse would be edged out of the hunt before we published this article, we are happy to report that both UCLA and Kentucky are still in the hunt. As for the Penn Quakers, there’s always next year.

Each set of sterling silver basketball arena cufflinks is available at Wingtip for $160.

More about Tokens & Icons basketball arena cufflinks

The James Naismith court at Kansas’s “Phog” Allen Fieldhouse, which lays claim as the loudest place to see college basketball in the country, available in blue.

Also in blue, the Rupp Arena of the Kentucky Wildcats, the winningest program in college basketball, and the largest basketball-specific college arena in the country.

Available in True Blue, from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, which launched the careers of luminaries like Kareem Abdul-Jabar and young stars like Russell Westbrook. The pavilion has also hosted glitzy media events, like the Who’s induction into the Rock-and-Roll hall of fame.

The Carrier Dome of the Syracuse Orange boasts their distinct orange floor, and bears the title of the largest on-campus basketball arena, and the largest domed college stadium.

The Palestra in Philadelphia, known as “The Cathedral Of College Basketball,” has been hosting the Penn Quakers basketball since 1927. The 10k person capacity was a marvel at the time, but today provides some of the most close-up, in-your-face basketball anywhere.


LA Kings Cufflinks Back In Stock

It’s a nerve-wracking off-season for NHL fans, with a labor agreement that expires in September and looms over the 2012-13 season.

Keep the faith with Tokens and Icons game-used puck cufflinks. These sterling-silver cufflinks are accentuated with pieces of actual game-used pucks. (Yes, there’s a certificate of authenticity.) These are an ice-slick accessory for fans–tough to keep in stock–but we just got a fresh shipment of them.

Now available are cufflinks with from 2012 champs the LA Kings, as well as our hometown team the San Jose Sharks.

Plus: New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, and Detroit Red Wings ($220/pair).



Golf Accessories for your US Open Weekend

San Francisco’s Olympic Club hosts the US Open this week, and if history is any indication, it’s going to be an unpredictable and extremely difficult course for the contestants. Forbes magazine notes, “The U.S. Open has been contested at The Olympic Club 4 times previously (1955, 1966, 1987, 1998), and only 4 golfers total across those 4 tournaments finished the tournament below par.”

So if you’re headed to down to spectate, here are a handful of accessories that will keep you looking smooth while the course is looking rough. (And, for anyone playing their own round this weekend, check out the Mulholland gear.)

Davek Golf Umbrella — $129

Tokens & Icons Golf Ball Cufflinks — $150


An accessory for hockey fans who aren’t watching the Stanley Cup Finals

Tokens-icons-hockey-puck-cufflinksWe were browsing The Trades this morning when we saw this disconerting headline:

TV Ratings: Rising ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Tops Stanley Cup Finals

Interesting. Just to fill you in, here’s ESPN‘s breakdown of what you missed while you were watching talent show auditions: “Anze Kopitar scored a spectacular goal on a breakaway with 11:47 left in overtime Wednesday night and the Kings beat the Devils 2-1 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals.”

With shows like The Bachelorette and Secret Millionaire facing off against the Finals, we understand that you probably won’t get to actually watch any games. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make your fanaticism known with a new pair of hockey cufflinks. On Wednesday night, just before game three starts, plug a pair of hockey cufflinks into your favorite French-cuffed shirt, head down to the TV room, crack open a beer, and flip the channel to So You Think You Can Dance. (Or are you more of a Dogs in the City type of guy?)

The Tokens & Icons Hockey Puck Cufflinks (pictured left) are made from a puck that was used in NHL gameplay on the ice at Madison Square Garden. Cufflink craftsman Robin Rotenier also makes hockey cufflinks in skate-and-puck and stick-and-puck designs.

Wear your support on your sleeve(s).

Tokens & Icons Hockey Puck Cufflinks — $160

Robin Rotenier Hockey Stick & Puck Cufflinks — $345-$395

Robin Rotenier Hockey Skate & Puck Cufflinks — $345-$395

Tokens & Icons Date Nail Cufflinks

Date Nail CufflinksA date nail is a nail with a year stamped on its head. The year is given in terms of the last 2 digits, e.g. ’41’ represents 1941. Date nails were driven into railroad dies, bridge timbers, utility poles, mine props, and other wooden structures for record keeping purposes. Most were made of steel and measure 2 1/2" long, with 1/4" shanks. Tokens & Icons mills the shank diameter down to create a post-style cuff link. Available years range from 1930 to 1970, meaning there are some easy gift possibilities: buy a cufflink-wearing gentleman his birth year assuming he was born in those 40 years, or buy him his age assuming he’s between 30 and 70!

Tokens & Icons Date Nail Cufflinks  $95

The Netflix of Cufflinks

Cufflink Library

I consider myself a pretty big fan of cufflinks, and yet I only own about a dozen pair that I regularly wear. If I’m wearing a green coat, shirt, or tie, I have a nice pair of jade cufflinks. Bright blue is great for my lapis links. I have a favorite pair with some burnt orange in them for a sport coat that has a burnt orange windowpane on it. And of course I have a few neutral cufflinks that will work with anything; cufflinks –new & vintage– in gold, mother of pearl, rhodium, and gunmetal that may not accentuate a color, but keep my cuffs fastened.

Despite owning a store that offers a bigger selection of cufflinks than most, there are a lot of holes in my ideal Diversified Cufflink Portfolio (DCP)*. I have nothing with purple or lavender to match my new Oxxford suit with a lavender chalk stripe, zilch for red or pink, and I’ve worn the same old stud set for the last 10+ years to every formal event. It would cost me 1000s of dollars to round out a proper collection, and if you know me, I could spend 10s of 1000s if money were no object (sadly, it very much is).

Enter the Cufflink Library, coming soon to Wingtip. Inspired by companies like Netflix and Zipcar, the basic idea is that "access is better than ownership." Members will pay an annual fee to have access to a library of 60+ cufflinks in a variety of styles, finishes, colors, and stones. Take one out, wear it for a day or a week, bring it back, and swap it out for a new pair. Eventually, I expect the Library to house 100 pairs so that participating members will never have to wear sub-optimal cufflinks. Better yet, the annual fee will be a credit toward the purchase of cufflinks, so if you buy a few pair in a year, access to the Library is essentially free. All of our cufflink artisans —Jan Leslie, Robin Rotenier, Tokens & Icons, spiVey— have agreed to participate in this little experiment.

Best of all, Steve Vigar, maker of the amazing architectural chess sets, will be designing the wall piece that will display the collection. Photos to come when it launches in late September/early October…

* There is no such thing, as far as I know, as a Diversified Cufflink Portfolio, but I can assure you that someday, there’ll be an app for that…