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September 28, 2010


I had my railroad spike cuff engraved with the name my mother uses to summon me when she is angry.
Giles and Brother by Philip Crangi Railroad Spike Cuff
I was allowed eight characters at no extra cost, so I threw in the exclamation point for full effect.

This piece of hardware has been a permanent fixture on my wrist for a couple of months now. I know I say that a lot about jewelry, but keep in mind my tolerance for jingle-jangle has steadily increased.


  • C
    September 28th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Its lovely, the simple & elegant design and the sentiment behind your choice as well! I can imagine wanting to wear something like that constantly, it has a slightly 'heirloom' like quality too.

  • jason pastoral
    September 29th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Izzy! I stumbled upon your blog and I love it :)

    Keep up the good work! Ima check back from time to time. I'd like to have a railroad spike bracelet too but I don't think I could get one online. It's really rad :P

  • hiven
    October 3rd, 2010 at 6:11 am


  • Anonymous
    October 3rd, 2010 at 8:25 am

    I'd love to buy one! I will visit New York 2 weeks from now and I'd like to drop by their store. I can't seem to find the address of their store in their website. Where can I find them in NY?

    PS. What is the size of your bracelet? Small or large?

  • Izzy
    October 3rd, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Anonymous: The name of the boutique is "The Crangi Family Project" and it's on 9 9th Ave in the Meatpacking district. I'm pretty sure I got the small size, but had to have it adjusted at the store to make it fit my tiny wrists.

  • Anonymous
    October 3rd, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Alright, thanks! I will surely drop by and get myself one. Cool bracelet.

  • Aaron Christian
    October 4th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Think we need a few more mens accessory specialists here in the UK. To be honest I'm waiting for a website that JUST specializes in menswear accessories. I think it'll to well. What do you think?

  • iamronel
    October 8th, 2010 at 7:21 am

    such a cute piece you have

  • BJ Pascual
    October 8th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Izzy! I want! I want to add more cuffs! Haha! What size did you get?

  • Izzy
    October 8th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    BJ: Small. And I had to have them manually bend it to make it smaller, which I imagine would be the case for you too. And yes, it looks really good piled up alongside other cuffs and a watch!

  • Nicole
    October 9th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I stumbled up on your blog too, Love it! Your DIY stuff is to wonderful! I have the ring version of this Giles Bracelet, I just adore the design!

    Also, anyone looking for a bracelet still (I know this post was a while ago) They still have them at shopbop.com

    Keep up the good blogging!

    December 9th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    hi Izzy,

    what's the circumference of your wrist?
    want to get one of this but i am not sure to go small or large….the circumference of my wrist is around 6.5" – 7"…. thanks!

  • Izzy
    December 16th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    hamlet: my wrists are about that size, I say go for small. it's easily adjustable anyway.

  • David
    March 14th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Hey Izzy, how did you bend yours? I got the large and it's just slightly too big. I was worried about snapping it if I tried to bend it. Any thoughts?

  • Izzy
    March 14th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    David: How big is slightly too big? If you need it taken in just a little bit, you should be fine bending it yourself, by hand, possibly cushioned by a rug or towel. The small was still too big for me and the kind SA at the store manually bent it in for me. But if it's significantly too large, I suggest you take it/send it to the store, they will most probably do it for you for free, and you get rid of the risk that you might break it.

  • Melissa
    June 16th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Those are great pics! The website doesn't have enough detailed ones. I am going for the Skinny cuff (1/8 inch width) Small sized one, but my wrists are 5.75 inch circumference, so I am pretty sure I will have to bend the small cuff about 1/2 cm more closed, if the cuff will tolerate it. Is your cuff the .25 or the 1/8 inch? How bendable is it?

  • Izzy
    June 16th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Melissa: I have the non-skinny cuff and it's just a bit bendable, it is very hard. However, on the question of whether or not it will break, I suggest you call up the store and maybe they could even bend it for you.

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