Back in the 1960’s, cufflinks began to go out of fashion (having been more or less in fashion since the industrial revolution) as shirt manufacturers began to produce more shirts with single cuffs and buttons on them. However, in the last 20 years so they have come back with a bang, as men who like to dress smartly have realised the potential of how much of a statement they can make about a man as an individual. After all, a button on a cuff in the same colour as the shirt, is hardly likely to start turning heads, but an appropriate cufflink will do just that.
Now, of course, you can get cufflinks in all sorts of different materials such as gold cufflinks, silver cufflinks, stainless steel, copper, bronze, metal alloy, silk, and they can include precious stones, enamel, glass, wood, leather, mother of pearl – the list goes on and on.
The range of different patterns and designs of cufflinks is enormous. If you go on to Google and search for “cufflinks” there are over 32 million results! This shows just how much cufflinks have come back into fashion over the last couple of decades. There are a lot of novelty cufflinks that you will find, but these are not the sort of thing for everyday wear. Certainly, you might want to wear a pair of red lobsters or lightbulb designs if you are going to a fun party. Those would be a talking point. But they would be a talking point in the office or at the theatre for all the wrong reasons.
Our Heritage Range
At Wimbledon Cufflink company many of our biggest sellers are from our heritage range. These celebrate the rich culture and heritage of our four countries in the UK, and we have more for the Americas, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, and so on.
We have many designs from which to choose if you are English, such as our English Oak gold cufflinks, the Three Lions (great for supporting our football team), the Crown, the English Rose, and more.
We have the Welsh Dragon in gold on a red background, the Shamrock, and the Scottish Lion. Then there is the Griffin, a mythological creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. There are references to the Griffin dating back as far as 3000 BC in Egypt, and it demonstrates clear vision and enormous strength.
The list of different designs that we have created is huge, and too big to mention all of them here. Take a stroll through our website and see for yourself.