I live in Brooklyn, NY and about a year ago I started seeing these postcards stapled on light posts and the sides of buildings for Photocuffs. Being a lover of most all things crafty, I said the web address twelve times in my head every time I passed one of these cards, but being a crazy busy activisty gal, I consistently forgot to check out the website. Lo and behold, one appeared in the mail, so I finally went to the website to see what the deal is with these things.
A Photocuff is essentially a bracelet with one to four half-inch, square slots for you to put whatever image that you choose: pictures of friends, fun clippings from a magazine, a snarky phrase, or a political slogan. It’s made of vinyl – good for vegetarians/vegans – and has a variety of colors and designs to choose from. With the holidays coming up, you could snag a couple of these and customize them yourself to give a more meaningful gift to the ones you love… or the ones you hang with, at least. Though that might get expensive at $17 to $30 a pop, so choose your gift-receiving friends wisely.
My one beef with the Photocuff is the adjustable snaps part. I found the smaller size is too small and the larger size is too large. I'd like my cuff to be fitted, not loose like a regular bracelet, so for me to fully enjoy the Photocuff, I would need to come up with some solution to fix this issue. I might decide get the more adjustable belt closure Photocuff, instead of one with snaps. These bracelets are a hipster’s delight, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they start making their way to a designer shop near you.