The answer to that question is that a lot of men do. At least, men who want to be taken seriously and therefore take the trouble to dress smartly rather than laze about all day in jeans and T-shirt which seems to be the fashion for many millennials. Back in the day, if you dressed like that and applied for a job you wouldn’t have got past the first interview.
Men who want to get on in life will always dress to look the part. Take your MP. You don’t see him in anything other than a smart suit in the House of Commons. The managing director of your company, if it is of any size, will wear a suit and tie, complete with cufflinks to keep the double cuffs of his shirt closed. You won’t see Huw Edwards presenting the news on BBC1 in anything other than a smart suit.
So, the answer is that if you are a man who wants to get on in life and achieve promotion in your company, then you need to dress accordingly. Smart suit, shirt, and tie. And the right shoes. Never wear brown shoes with a dark blue or grey suit, and equally, don’t wear black shoes with a brown suit.
The cufflinks you choose will also make a statement about you and the sort of man you are. And here you have an almost endless amount of choice. There are thousands upon thousands of cufflink designs, and they can range in price from a few pounds up to thousands. A quick search on Google for “cufflink designs” came up with a pair of Cartier almandine garnet cufflinks in 18K yellow gold. Available at Susannah Lovis Jewellers of Burlington Arcade, London, W1, they were priced at £7,900 – and they are second-hand!
You Don’t Need To Spend That Sort Of Money
But there is no need to spend that sort of money on a pair of cufflinks. You can still buy plenty of stunning designs that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Many men love the choice of heritage cufflinks that we have produced at Wimbledon Cufflink Company. These celebrate your heritage and country of birth, whether you are English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, American, French, or even of Roman or Moorish descent.
One design that represents England’s national symbols, the English Rose was also known as the Tudor Rose, adopted by Henry VIII to represent peace. You get this cufflinks in blue and gold, the rose is the true mark of the English romantic. The English national rugby team as well as many national sporting bodies have adopted it.
Another symbol of royalty is the Three Lions cufflink. This pair depicts the three lions that were adopted as a coat of arms by the Plantaganet family in the 12th century. This then became the royal symbol of a succession of monarchs, including Richard The Lionheart, Henry V, and Queen Elizabeth I. Today, of course, the three lions symbol is associated with the English football team.
Another symbol of royalty is our Crown cufflink. This shows the crown which is worn by monarchs in gold on a red background and gives a man a certain “je ne sais quoi”, to use the French expression, which describes a quality that cannot be described or named easily, and yet nonetheless demonstrates power and importance.
Coming right up to date, we have our Jet Engine design which celebrates the Royal Air Force which became 100 years old in 2018. Our RAF represents the power of progress, having seen the inventor of the jet engine, Frank Whittle, come up with the idea of using a turbine to propel an aircraft. The RAF also produced the Harrier jet which uses vertical take-off and landing.