Every now and then I’d like to join the Sopranos. I don’t know if it’s the music, delightful Italian foods or how shall I put this? The gorgeous girls.
The haunting music in the opening credits, usually played in England in the winter months. It’s dark outside, it’s warm inside and as Tony’s nephew Christopher said “Fear knocked on the door. Faith answered. There was no one there.”
Recently we’ve designed some awesome new cufflinks. I must have been watching re-runs of the Sopranos for some of the new creations. I admit it, I’ve been influenced.
Humming away to A3’s “Woke Up This Morning,” I found that I’d created beefsteak cufflinks and a selection of hats and guns. Hats for gangsters? No, these were bowler hats, aimed a refined audience but perhaps they enjoy some Bada Bing too?
We’ve always created English style shotguns and sporting firearms cufflinks. Being based in Birmingham, home of many manufacturers of armaments, we’ve made miniature versions of smoking barrels more than once. In fact we’ve even replicated the occasional Purdey to create an exact miniature for the owner to wear on his sleeve.
Back to the Sopranos. Writing this, our horses head cuff links reminded me of The Godfather movies, that great forerunner of the Italian film noir. Gradually I moved towards a lighter theme recalling when Tony Soprano made friends with the ducks in his garden. Then I remembered one of Tony’s greatest quotes “Is everyone in my life ****** bananas?” and lo and behold, we had banana cufflinks.
Who knows, perhaps this is the perfect sopranos cufflink collection?