We are dreamers about big sartorial inventions
. If we had our way, skirts would shorten and lengthen with ease, and beanies would never budge from our heads. But, while we'll have to wait for some of these to become a reality, there's one L.A. brand that's come up with a new way to think about accessories.
Just in time for freezing fingers and cumbersome mittens, Ragcuffs
has gone about solving a problem we haven't given much thought before: chilly wrists. Inspiration struck when creator Amy Neunsinger, a photographer, was gifted a pair of knitted cuffs — think bigger than a wristband, shorter than a sleeve, and cozy as can be — and found herself never wanting to take them off. Along with her business partner Kate Martindale, Neunsinger launched Ragcuffs.
Essentially, yes, it's a sweater for your wrists. It's a means to keep your forearms warm and provide a bit of cushion for your metallic cuffs and bracelets. And, it's also a new way to accessorize for winter (or anywhere an A/C is blowing) without the hassle of wearing gloves that barely allow you to use your touch-screen phone.
The wrist wraps come in soft knits made of wool, alpaca, and mohair and in a variety of colors, and they're patterned for styling to your taste. Yet, the question remains as to whether our wrists really need their own blanket. We say: Don't knock it till you've tried it. Check out some of the lookbook images ahead, and shop the collection (from $35) for women, men, and children right on the brand's website