Our Story

When I was 12, I borrowed a pair of cufflinks from my father and wore them for the first time. When I fastened them, I felt a sense of poise and self-possession. I didn’t even understand those concepts at the time, but I knew I felt them.

Now, I see what it was I valued that day: rakishness; the ability to be original, but elegant. To me, cufflinks were a rare tangible object with the power to convey those intangible qualities.

In adulthood, I became an international business lawyer. I built a life in law in New York, a place that had captivated me since my first visit at 18. A place that always pushed me from my comfort zone.  But I realized I needed a purpose that valued more creativity and started designing my very own cufflinks. Just as a diversion at first. Then more seriously. My sketches began to get more technical, more detailed. Eventually a single idea consumed me: make perfect cufflinks and make them different.

With this idea in my head, and New York to inspire me, I studied with some of the city’s finest craftsmen, each with decades of experience and an obsession with detail. Patiently, I acquired the skills to bring my sketches to life, to make the perfect cufflinks.

Fils Unique is the result of that journey. It’s a constant pursuit of understated elegance and savoir-faire. A passion to create something, for you (and myself), that’s distinctive, without ever having to say so.

Welcome to Fils Unique

Nicolas, founder