How Long Is A Piece Of String?

It is widely held that sometime during the reign of King Louis XIV (1643 – 1715) a short link of chain between two identical glass buttons replaced “cuff strings” as the favoured mode of holding one’s shirt closed at the wrist.

Which is very good news because who would want a piece of string for Christmas?


Bill Hornets here. If, however, you really do want to buy someone a piece of string for Christmas (and who am I to judge?) then here’s the website for the hardware shop on High Street Kensington. Tell ’em Bill sent you.”


We’ve added some splendid new cufflinks to Hornets Vintage the Online Shop. At a much more reasonable price, needless to say.  Click HERE to view them.

On Sunday 9th December there’s 20% off ALL CUFFLINKS at our shops here in Kensington. Click below to view our Three Days Of Christmas film for more details.

Hornets Vintage the Online Shop

Hornets Hire & Stock Catalogue


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