Continuing our exploration of moments of human interaction, particularly stories of giving and given, our ‘Humankind’ campaign studies everyday acts of kindness and connecting between best friends, lovers, family, strangers and, most appropriately for this week, colleagues.
Working with Studio Thomson we have created film and stills together with the brilliantly talented Amie Milne, marking moments and looking at the details involved, whether that be a gift from a mother to a son or, in this case, dressing for work.
Returning to work after the summer may not be everyone’s favourite time of the year, but it does raise interesting questions around ideas of self-expression and the way we communicate our personalities in the workplace. For instance, how much do we share with our colleagues and what devices do we use to define ourselves at work? How do we bring some of our ‘out of office’ aesthetic into our jobs and stand out as individuals within a business?
For many it is the accessories and jewellery we choose to complement our work attire, an idea that our next ‘Humankind’ film explores.
Despite what you might first think, dressing for work is the perfect opportunity to experiment with details. Whether you are based in a corporate or a more relaxed environment, you can always use your jewellery and accessories to inject personality into your work wardrobe, while looking professional, feeling like ‘yourself’ and connecting with your colleagues.
As our film notes, cufflinks are the ideal accessory to leave you feeling put together, confident and ready to tackle the remainder of the year’s challenges and successes. No matter your style, there are a pair to suit and elevate your look.
With precise details making all the difference to the way an outfit looks and the way you feel wearing it, cufflinks are the ideal choice when dressing for work as they are subtle enough to remain refined, while offering the silhouettes, metals and finishes to add interest.
Here are some of our favourite pieces featured in the film for going back to work in style.
One of our signature designs, these beauties are also available in steel. Precision turned from a solid bar of copper, our Alexander cufflinks have a clean, machined finish and were one of our very first styles. Made in England, in a factory that specialises in aerospace and engineering part production, if you’re looking for a pair of cufflinks that are simple, warm and unique then you can’t go wrong with the Alexanders.
Featuring a three-tier detail, our Jasper brass cufflinks are some of our most architectural and geometric jewellery. Also available in steel and rose gold, the Jaspers are precision turned in our Aerospace factory and give your shirt sleeves a considered finishing touch. Both minimal and unique, these Jasper cufflinks are perfect for work or gifting to a loved one.
Our Lapworth cufflinks are a true meeting point between industry and nature. While designing this collection, Alice was inspired by British coastlines and how pebbles tumble and collide with each other, sculpting our shorelines. This led to the scalloped details and graphic profiles of our Lapworth cufflinks, offering a precise, machined finished and made in three parts and fixed in our Aerospace factory in the UK. Also available in silver, the Lapworth cufflinks are the perfect example of how a pair of cufflinks can add interesting details to a work look.
Cast in solid 925 silver by our skilled Silversmith in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and stamped with our unique hallmark, these Bancroft silver cufflinks are minimalist and raw. Inspired by Brutalist architecture, the Bancrofts offer mirror polished faces and a matte barrelled stem. Each pair is hand filed, buffed and polished creating a geometric and elegant cuff.
You can also engrave our Bancroft cufflinks with letters, numbers or words, making them the ideal gift for a loved one to wear to work or for a special occasion.
One of our favourite accessories, the Erno silver cufflinks have a unique blasted finish that offers a raw and contemporary texture. They are cast in solid 925 silver in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter before being de-sprued, filed buffed and precisely blasted by hand.
When designed these architectural cufflinks, our team spent time studying hydraulic action and the erosion that occurs when the motion of water against a rock surface produces mechanical weathering, before exploring bio mimicry through an industrial process called shot blasting. Stamped with the Birmingham hallmark, our Erno cufflinks are expertly blasted to create a distinctive pair of cufflinks guaranteed to elevate your work wardrobe.
Remember, for your chance to win a voucher to spend in our online store you can tag your snaps with #myamt #alicemadethis. If we reshare your photo then you’ll be one of our winners. We can’t wait to see how you are styling your AMT pieces.
Film and Photography: Amie Milne. Art Direction: Studio Thomson. Casting & Stylist: Jo Simpson. Hair: Tomoko Fushimi. Makeup: Victoria Martin. Model: Hugh Pelly & Mike Radcliffe.