The Handlebar Cufflink

Plus matte black polish, recycled-newspaper ballet flats and more


WELL-GROOMED: This weekend is your last chance to purchase Movember items (Movember is a moustache-growing event that raises funds and awareness about prostate and testicular cancer). May we suggest these cheeky, stylish handlebar-moustache cufflinks for the dandy in your life? $65 from NYC’s Arbitrage.

WELL-TREAD: These ballet flats are handwoven in Taiwan woven from recycled Chinese newspaper made durable by a sealing coat of plastic, so aside from the patent leather heel counter, no two pairs are the same. Designed by Colin Lin, available for $110 at Moxsie.

GOOD DOGS: Cute addition to the holiday table: Ultra-delicate but super-sturdy boro-silicate glass is blown out into a dachshund shape times two, a pair of 14”-long cruets designed to house your oil and vinegar. $42 for the pair at Mxyplyzyk, 25 Greenwich Avenue; 212-989-4300.

CITYSCAPE: We heart these customized letterpress holiday cards from Paper Love, featuring the Brooklyn Bridge at the center of an old-fashioned doily-style red border, the whole thing done up in a decidedly candy-caney color scheme. Paper Love, 178A Lincoln Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-783-1383.

SUBTLE: Knock Out’s matte nail colors are deeply appealing: Once applied, you can buff the stuff to a sort of semi-sheen, but this Flatte Black is way more rocker-chick without. It has the wonderfully low luster of a leather motorcycle jacket. $22 at Henri Bendel, 712 5th Avenue; 212-319-4888.

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