In the extremely specific world of high-end gentlemen’s accessories and vintage barware, few vendors are as impressive—or mysterious—as Sir Jack’s. The online-only business, which was established in 2012 and based in Boston, keeps the identities of its founders anonymous and provides scant information about its operators.
Whoever they may be, they have excellent taste. In addition to being an authorized retailer of brands including Oliver Peoples and Persol, it stocks its own house label encompassing alligator belt straps, sterling silver badger brushes, ox horn whiskey tumblers and other rakish wares.
But the true treasure may be the hundreds of one-of-a-kind antiques it carries, ranging from a rare first edition of The Savoy Cocktail Book to silver-plated champagne buckets used on 1920s ocean liners to a WWI-era cocktail shaker shaped like an artillery shell. According to a company director who identified himself as Oswaldo Cavidini, the diverse inventory is unified by its “classic and timeless sophistication.”
“We endeavor to offer a one stop luxury shopping destination whether you’re in search of a rare Art Deco poster, alligator wallet or tube of toothpaste,” he continued.
Asked about the business’s name, Cavidini says: “The ‘Sir’ designation is not a self-imposed honorarium, but rather a function of the items we sell. For example, if someone bumps into a gentleman walking down the street and he’s well-dressed wearing a suit and tie they are more apt to say ‘Excuse me sir’ as opposed to ‘Move it mister!’ The image makes the man and we’re here to assist.”
Cavidini adds that the company, which is privately held, continues to grow and counts celebrities, film studios and members of royal families among its clientele. It is also accommodating of large special orders, citing the example of a recently wrapped film production that purchased 200 gifts for its cast and crew.
Fortunately, SAG membership or royal lineage is not a prerequisite for patronizing Sir Jack’s. Should you wish to become a client yourself, we asked Cavidini to highlight some of his favorite pieces below.
Glazed Black Alligator Card Holder
“A utilitarian luxury, made from top grade American alligator. Designed to last well into the future. Fits perfectly into a suit or blazer interior pocket.”
Rolls-Royce Chrome Radiator Grille Decanter
“Made by Ruddspeed in the 1960s, this chrome plated decanter makes an eye-catching presence at the home bar.”
Beacon Rocks Glass Set
“We recently released a few unique tumbler designs—each tumbler is handcrafted from mouth-blown glass and made in America. Designed with a wider than normal opening to accommodate large cubes of ice; perfect for a Negroni, Sazerac or a pour of whisky neat.”
Napier Silver-Plated Penguin Cocktail Shaker
“An Art Deco collectible cocktail shaker designed by Emil Schuelke for The Napier Co., Meriden, Connecticut circa 1930s. A unique decorative piece that is secretly a cocktail shaker.”
Daum Crystal Porsche 911 Carrera Model
“A substantial sculpted crystal car model with detailed engine relief. Manufactured in the 1980s by designer Xavier Fossart for Daum Crystal. An impressive decorative accent for the classic Porsche enthusiast.”
Sterling Silver 6oz Captive Top Flask
“An heirloom quality sterling hip flask made in England bearing our silver assay mark, which can be personalized with a monogram, crest, or corporate logo. We also offer an excellent array of hip flasks—especially popular as groomsmen gifts—which can all be personalized with custom engraving. Pewter options available as well.”
Art Deco John Hasselbring Sterling Bar Set
“An impressive complete sterling silver Art Deco bar tool set, composed of a corkscrew, spoon, bottle opener, ice pick, muddler and double bell jigger. A wonderful gift for the mixologist.”