A+R & Cast Of Vices'
Security Tag Brooch
A precious nod to the pedestrian anti-theft badges pinned to clothes.
A+R's Andy Griffith devised this transformation from plastic to precious metal even before A+R's start in 2005. We're thrilled to see it finally realized in 2012 thanks to our provocateur pals behind Cast of Vices, Jay LeCompte and Chris Glancy.
The co-branded brooch, in fact, inspired the security theme for CoV's Collection No. 6. Jay and Chris toy with the societal obsession for security by re-contextualizing the most pedestrian of "protective" accessories as luxury frills: chain links as modular units; security cables and handcuffs refined into covetable wrist décor—and, with a little help from their friends at A+R, plastic sensors as brooches to brandish.
Dangle one from a tote bag or off a hat; it's particularly dashing on a lapel or handkerchief pocket on a suit jacket. Andy debuted a gunmetal one pinned to his tux jacket and stole the show!
Short: 2.5" l x 1" w
Long: 3.5" l x 1" w
Silver is .925 sterling silver with rhodium plating.
Gold is zinc alloy with gold and rhodium plating.
Gunmetal is zinc alloy with rhodium plating.
Rhodium plating ensures the longest lasting, most durable finish. It is considered the best in the platinum metals family for resistance to corrosion and the most tarnish resistant (it is nearly 4 times the price of platinum and 9 times the price of gold).
It is also hypoallergenic.