Featuring a repetition of bow ties and bowler hats on its cover is the Gentleman’s Cufflink Box. The Bowler Hat
In order to understand the motivation we consider their history. Created in the mid nineteenth century, the bowler hat was originally used as a form of protective headwear for gamekeepers. Its popularity as a work hat continued until it was adopted by Edward VII, after which it became more commonly associated with City dwellers such as civil servants and bankers. This traditional element of City attire died out in the 1980’s, the bowler hat has since only been used during the most formal occasions.
Winston Churchill and the Bow Tie
The only way to appreciate this popular fashion accessory is by referencing famous British people who wore it. A common accessory in the nineteenth century, by mid-twentieth century, the status of bow tie was bolstered by the Right Honourable Sir Winston Churchill. Today, the bow tie has been popularized by the fictional character James Bond who has become a purveyor of it as Agent 007 is often filmed sporting the black variety as part of the black tie attire dress code.
With their British routes, these were natural choices for the cufflink box.