The Missing Link
They say follow your passion, and Michael Rodriguez, once a paralegal, did just that, turning his cuff link collecting into The Missing Link, a New York City shop with 20,000 pairs. Most are vintage, and some have even been in the spotlight, featured on television’s “Mad Men” and “Boardwalk Empire.” The charm of novelty cuff links, says Rodriguez, is wearing your passion on your sleeve. Of course, we were driven to the cigar theme illustrated by the 1950s Dolan & Bullock links in 14K gold with ruby insets (pinned to the blue cuff, bottom right, $1,450) and a set with inlaid cigar images circa 1980 (bottom left, $75). Rodriguez also has what he calls “doers,” …
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