When it comes to menswear, it is a fact that small things can make a big difference. And, apart from a wedding or engagement ring, few things are smaller or make more impact than a pair of cufflinks. These tiny items come in a wide choice of different designs, materials, and styles, but they all have the same basic function and that is to keep the cuffs of a double cuff shirt together.
Of course, today many mens’ shirts have a single cuff and a button to keep the cuffs together, and it is certain that this is a very simple way to perform that function. But a button is a button is a button. It is purely functional and is not going to make anyone gasp with amazement or make any comment about it whatsoever.
By contrast, cufflinks can have a dramatic effect on those who see them, and it can be a good effect or a bad one. There are endless choices of cufflink designs and patterns, and this means that if you are going to wear cufflinks you need to be careful about what you choose.
This means that you need to take into consideration where you are going and what you are doing. For example, you can buy a pair of cufflinks with the design of a skull on the front face. Now this might be a bit of fun for the office Christmas party, but you would hardly want to wear them to a funeral or when visiting customers in order to sell them something.
This is why you need to be careful about what you choose to wear and when. It is also why you need a selection of different cufflinks for different occasions. Wearing one pair all the time will mark you out as a person who is not very exciting and has little imagination. You can wear fun cufflinks for fun occasions, and more formal designs for formal occasions.
A Variety Of Different Materials
Cufflinks come in a variety of materials too. Most are metal, and you can have gold cufflinks, silver cufflinks, stainless steel, platinum, copper, and metal alloy cufflinks. Cufflinks can also be made of wood, leather, and silk, the latter being in the form of a large knot at each end. They can be in a wide range of colours too. In addition, silk cufflinks are very cheap so you can afford to buy several pairs in a variety of colours.
At the other end of the scale, cufflinks can come with precious or semi-precious stones on the face. For a formal occasion you might choose a pair of silver cufflinks with diamonds on the face, but you could equally have sapphires, emeralds, or rubies in the design. If your budget doesn’t run to that sort of investment, how about a pair of cufflinks with tiger’s eye or black onyx?
There really is virtually no limit to the designs that you can find in cufflinks, but the important thing is to choose carefully what you wear and when.