Candy Jaguar Cuffs by ASLAN Leather

I think that it's common knowledge that Aslan Leather makes excellent quality leather pieces. I have so many things made by them that it's almost hard to count. To add to my fairly large collection of their equipment, the Pink Candy Jaguar cuffs add a hint of sweetness yet retain the quality materials that Aslan Leather is known for. I cannot describe how happy I was when Edenfantasys sent these to me. I wouldn't have expected any less or any more—the cuffs are exactly as they should be.

The cuffs have two layers of leather that are of average thickness and an extremely thick buckle strap on the outside. They're flexible, durable, and well-made. With a total of seven rivets (double row surrounding the d-ring), the Candy Jaguar cuffs have no way of coming apart due to ripping or tearing. They're artfully made, and it shows in the stitching and care used to craft them. The edges of the leather are not finished by being folded over, but they are cut on a bias in order to have an aesthetically pleasing appearance. As much as I would have preferred the leather folded over, it would have been far too bulky. When the cuffs are first received, they are extremely stiff and inflexible, so keep this in mind when purchasing. It does cause them to be slightly difficult to adjust, but not so much that they are unusable. They will most likely take many uses to soften up, but over time, they will.

Lined with white leather and bearing a pink outer layer, the Candy Jaguar cuffs are simply adorable. If you've seen Aslan's Jaguar cuffs, then you know that they're very trim and straight-forward. They don't have any frills or accouterments on them, nothing added that may get in the way or distract from the sensation of wearing cuffs. Just thick leather against skin. But the thing that sets the Candy set (there is also a collar) apart from Aslan Leather's original Jaguar cuffs is that the leather is more plush. When comparing the thicknesses, you can see that the Candy Jaguar cuffs have a slightly thicker layer of lining than the original cuffs do. I do believe that this not only adds to their comfort, but their sweetness as well.

But don't let the sweetness fool you. The cuffs feature a locking buckle and a thick, firm buckle strap (the strap is white like the lining). They're moderately heavy-duty cuffs, even though they are both comfortable and plush. I wouldn't say that they can be used for suspension, though tie-ups and metal links are always options for connecting the cuffs. They don't come with any connectors, but you can find those easily in most stores.

For fit, the cuffs have the capability of fitting a wide range of sizes. There are six slots for adjustment with the locking buckle, each spaced ¼" apart. When laid flat, the cuffs measure 11½" from tip of the buckle strap to the edge of the cuff. However, they only fit sizes 5" to 9" around. This means that if you or your partner has ankles in this range, they can double as ankle cuffs. But if you don't, I would say that your best bet is to get only one pair for the wrists (which is what I did). The cuffs are not a wide pair of cuffs, but they're not very thin either at a width of 2". I would call them fairly average. The buckle strap is an inch in width.

One of the biggest problems with the Candy Jaguar set is not one with how they are made (unsurprisingly, even though they are firm and need to be broken in); it's due to the white leather. Most people will tell you what a pain upkeep is for anything white (clothes, shoes, furniture), so leather is no different. It gets stained easily and can possibly absorb the color of things around it, so I suggest keeping the cuffs hung up somewhere where there is no possibility of this happening. They can also always be kept in a plastic baggie to keep them safe from harm. On that note, when storing them, make sure to keep them out of direct sunlight and in a place that is not damp (do not keep them in your bathroom, for instance). Leather requires proper care, but if it cared for relatively well, it will last for a long, long time.

On the comfort side of things, the cuffs are fairly comfortable due to having the slightly plush, smooth leather interior, but because of the firmness of the buckle strap, they can be a little less movable and natural feeling. With more use they'll soften up, but until then, try to grin and bear it. It's really not that unpleasant of a feeling, it's just slightly more awkward than leather cuffs that have been broken in.

You simply cannot go wrong when buying products from Aslan, and since every product is backed by a lifetime guarantee, you will be set for life. Me personally, I am somewhat of a collector, so I could never be happy with just one pair. They're certainly a nice addition to what I already have, and because of the pink and white leather, they're also unique. If pink isn't your thing, Edenfantasys also carries the Candy Jaguar cuffs in baby blue (my favorite color, actually). Though I will admit that they are fairly expensive  at $58 (more so than some other leather cuffs out there), they are very good quality and Aslan Leather does have their guarantee, so it's more safety than other companies offer.

If you're interested in purchasing the Candy Jaguar cuffs, head on over to Edenfantasys. They're $58, like I said, but I find them to be worth the price. In addition to the matching collar, there's also two styles of harnesses to choose from that match the set as well. If you want a little discount, enter my partner code B5P at your checkout to get 15% off.

Note: They did come in a plastic, resealable baggie. I suggest keeping this for storage to keep the white leather as clean as possible. Even though no one really will see it, I'm somewhat obsessive over the state of my cuffs, so I kept the baggie.

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Wrist cuffs by Aslan Leather
Material: Leather
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This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer.

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