Riding Habit Revised a column where equestrian fashion and decor is reviewed with a modern edge.
The leather cuff bracelet– arm candy for rock stars, rebels, and now bold yet sophisticated horse lovers thanks to the equestrian-inspired jewelry of Mack & Jane!
Launched by the lawyer turned designer, Jane Makransky, from her own studio in Pennsylvania with some business assistance from her husband Mack (hence the name), Mack & Jane is racing to the forefront of equestrian fashion. These cuffs are meticulously made by Makransky with a variety of fine imported leathers and topped off with distinctive equestrian charms. Each one is an obvious reflection of their creator’s love of texture, symmetry and, of course, horses.
The equestrian world is lucky enough to count Makransky among its elite design supporters thanks to a love of horses she developed while attending summer horseback riding camps as a young adult. While her later life became more urban, Makransky’s early love of horses always lived on in her personal aesthetic – clothing, home, and now her jewelry.
Today, Mack & Jane’s equestrian-inspired looks are also reaching well beyond the horse world, all the way to Hollywood! Makransky’s early designs caught the eye of a Los Angeles celebrity party planner a few years back, who has remained loyal to the brand. For the past two years, cuffs by Mack & Jane were included in the over-the-top swag bags presented to celebrities at the Oscars, as well as at the 2014 Emmy Awards. Not too shabby!
So, by all means, be that bold, edgy, sophisticated equestrian star that you are, and rock a Mack & Jane leather cuff bracelet with pride! The latest designs can be found for sale on the Mack & Jane website here: Mack & Jane Equestrian Collection.