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Cufflinks are finishing touch of a man's dress, an expression of exclusive male hormonal breath, a unique item to measure taste of a gentleman and hidden secret of an exquisite men's dress.
No wonder Eileen Chang once said, "Men's cufflinks are like delicate women's earrings".
Perhaps because cufflinks have a long history of development, they look so mysterious and sophisticated.
From 14th to 17th century, people used ribbons or drawstrings to fasten their cuffs to keep dust and cold wind out of their sleeves. Later, Greeks began to use jewelry to decorate ribbon knots tied on cuffs, and cufflinks gradually appeared.
About middle of 19th century, appearance of French-style cuff sleeves, which French called "musketeer cuffs", coupled with popularity of shirts and tuxedos, made cufflinks a truly luxurious and delicate piece of jewelry.
A cufflink can clearly show individuality and taste of a person, so cufflinks at that time became one of most popular items of an aristocratic men's wardrobe in Europe, and also became a symbol of high society.
Today, cufflinks of various types and complex styles have been developed, and each cufflink has its own uniqueness. By design, cufflinks can be divided into following categories——
Cufflinks with chain/Cufflinks with chain
Chain cufflinks, also known as cufflinks, are most traditional and original cufflinks. The two finishes are connected by a chain structure that is reversible and more classic and retro than regular single sided cufflinks. The progenitor of all cufflinks, cufflink is also most elegant.
Bullet Back&Toggle Closure/Bullet Cufflinks
Bullet cufflinks are most common cufflink style with most patterns. There is a bullet-shaped metal block on back that can be rotated 360 degrees, after assembly it easily passes through the shirt sleeve and belongs to business cufflinks.
Cufflinks with back clasp and whale tail
Whaletail cufflinks look like bullet cufflinks, back of button wobbles like a whale's tail, but it can only be rotated 90 degrees. These cufflinks are larger in size, comfortable to wear, and are also business style cufflinks.
Cufflinks with rivets/buttons/cufflinks with buttons
These cufflinks match dress. The back is a flat button slightly smaller than front that attaches to a rivet. These cufflinks are very tight and difficult for one person to work with.
Ball Return / Cufflinks with balls
The front of spherical cufflinks is center of whole design, and materials are usually gemstones or rare metals. The "needle" of spherical cufflinks will have a certain radian, and degree of tension after fastening is relatively moderate, and there is a risk of falling.
Cufflinks with a lock / Cufflinks with a lock
Cufflinks with a latch are distinguished by thoughtful design, functionality and manufacturability. After passing through sleeves, this type of cufflinks fix cuffs through a certain deformation, suitable for those who love cars.
Knot silk cufflinks / Knot cufflinks
Knotted cufflinks, usually woven from soft materials such as silk. This type of style is suitable for office workers, it can be worn every day in different colors, making it discreet and charming.
There are many styles of cufflinks, how do you choose one that's right for you? You can refer to these notes:
1. Cufflinks and shirt cuffs should have same diameter. As a general rule, "T" type cufflinks are safer.
2. Metallic materials such as 925 sterling silver and 9-14 carat gold with better texture are preferred.
3. When choosing jewelry for cufflinks, you can refer to traditional British inserts for cufflinks - black agate or mother-of-pearl.
4. The style is basically simple and simple, three colors can be used: silver, gold and black.
5. Pay attention to different occasions. For special occasions, silver cufflinks with initials are more suitable.
6. The style of cufflinks should be discreet and should not be embellished with exaggerated brand logos.
After researching history and classification of cufflinks and choosing model that suits you, you need to put it on correctly.
Most cufflinks are relatively easy to wear. Just unfold cuffs of shirt as shown in picture and put them on.
However, snap cufflinks with a strong mechanical feel are harder to wear. Before putting on cufflinks, you need to understand their moving characteristics.
Cufflinks can only be used on shirts with double cuffs, and mostly at formal business events and banquets. In addition, when wearing a suit every day, cufflinks can also be used to decorate a general dress.
Cufflinks made of fine material and beautiful design, although small in size, can emphasize general temperament and charm of wearer. The choice of cufflinks is also a measure of masculine taste and aesthetic appeal in detail.
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