Cufflinks? Who wears cufflinks?The answer is a lot more men (and women too) than you might expect. Certainly, cufflinks have waxed and waned over the years, and it is true that today a lot of men wear single cuff shirts that have buttons. This is largely to do with laziness, believe it or not. It is just so much easier to do up a button than select a pair of cufflinks and place them in the holes in a double cuff shirt, even though inserting the cufflinks really doesn’t take up very much time.
This is very much like the fact that many men no longer wear a tie with their suit. Why? Because it is quicker and easier than selecting a tie from the wardrobe and then tying it in a single knot, or better still a Windsor knot which produces a much more even finish. So, for some men, quick and easy – especially easy – has taken over. This is a pity, because ties are available in such a vast choice of designs and add a certain amount of flair to a man’s appearance, as indeed do cufflinks.
Wearing a tie and cufflinks says something about the sort of man that you are. It immediately tells the world that you regard your appearance as important – which it is, or at least should be. It shows that you have respect for others, rather than turning up to the office in a pair of jeans and a T-shirt. It can also help you in your career. Let’s face it, if you were the boss and wanted to promote one of your staff members to fill a vacancy, would you choose someone who arrives at the office in jeans and T-shirt, or – all other things being equal – would you promote someone who showed respect for the company and for his fellow workers? I think we all know the answer to that one.
You can use designer cufflinks in many different ways in order to make a statement about the man that you are. At Wimbledon Cufflink company we have a wide choice of different designs of cufflinks including many different heritage cufflinks that define the man that you are by displaying the country of your birth, and as such, your pride in your nationality.
This writer is a proud Englishman, but you may be Welsh, Irish, or Scottish, and no doubt equally proud of your nationality. You might be French, American, or Canadian. We even have Moorish and Greek/Roman designer cufflinks or sale in the UK.
For instance, we have the Rod of Caduceus in gold on a brilliant blue background. This is the staff carried by Hermes in Greek mythology. The same staff was carried by heralds in general, including Roman. It is a short staff entwined by two serpents and surmounted by wings.
Then we have the SPQR cufflinks, also in gold set on Imperial purple which was the colour of Rome’s elite Praetorian Guard who were veterans who guarded the emperor. SPQR stands for Senatus Populusque Romanus – the Senate and People of Rome. So, if you are of Italian descent, and most certainly if you are or have been a citizen of Rome, then these are cufflinks that you will be proud and honoured to wear.
We also have Spanish/Moorish designs such as the Moorish Mystery based on a Spanish tile design which was heavily influenced by the invasion of the Moors in 711 AD. Another Spanish tile design that we have produced is Spanish Moonlight in a cool blue and brilliant white, evoking memories of those evenings in Spain after the sun has gone down, but the night is yet young.