There's nothing scarier than venturing into the wilderness and getting ambushed by sharp-toothed animals -- except maybe wearing jewelry, in which case you'll need some sharp-toothed animals. For bad-ass man-cessories, check out Tracey Mayer.
Started by a veteran Chicago designer who just relaunched her website with updated lines, TM hand-crafts belt buckles, cufflinks, money clips, rings, and necklaces from purer-than-Sterling-grade "950 Silver", garnering support from everyone from Jay-Z, to Steve Nash, to Rex Smith (as close to Solid Gold as he can get these days). Adorning these items is ferociousness like an open-mouthed lion relief, an eagle head with black sapphire eyes, a hooded cobra with red garnet eyes, and an intricately detailed bat -- so real, you can almost feel it get caught in your hair. Beyond beasties, TM incorporates money and stuff that can help you earn it: authentic Indian coins from the 1700s, repros of ancient Roman coins set in 18k gold, and ivory-like fishbone mahjong pieces -- perfect for when you want to be the toast of the Chinese Granny Gala
Newest of all are TM's jagged-edge cufflinks, each of which sport her signature "bullet stones" -- ensuring that even sharp-toothed animals will fear you, even though you're clearly wearing jewelry.