One Cool Thing: World Series cufflinks at On the Fly
One of our favorite shops in town is On The Fly at the Embarcadero, a veritable Museum of Modern Manliness, full of everything from hiking boots to high-end booze, boar-bristle shaving brushes to custom-tailored shirts.
As our beloved Giants head into the crucial second half of this year’s season, we’re finding ourselves intensely attracted to these unique accessories, made from balls actually used in the Giants-Rangers 2010 World Series. At $450 a pair, its a pricey item, but think of how much you paid for your tickets if you were lucky enough to attend the series. And remember that there are only a limited number available —Tokens & Icons, the Berkeley-based company that makes them acquired some of the used game balls, but, obviously, there’s a finite supply; especially since every link includes stitching).
They come with certificates of authenticity and an MLB hologram code that will point you to details of the specific game at MLB.com.
Dandy links like these are a much more subtle and stylish way to show team spirit than decking yourself out in head-to-toe made-in-China black and orange gear. They’re great conversation starters and go over much better in the boardroom than your mustard stained Fear the Beard t-shirt.
On the Fly also carries Tokens & Icons certified links made from game-used NBA basketballs, NHL hockey pucks, and college footballs. Online ordering is available.