The sun is shining, the beaches are busy, and summer is in full swing. When the weather’s hot and the kids are out of school, it may be tough to be inside working. However, with the fun cufflinks below help you to bring summer into the office. They’re also a great addition to your summer party when paired with a more casual button down shirt.
Summer Cufflinks for Surfers & Snorklers
Water calls to you, and there’s nothing you love more than grabbing your board or your mask and getting wet. When you’re out of the water, you can reminisce about your past adventures and dream of your next ones with these cufflinks. Here are more surf and water-related cufflinks.
For The Backyard Pool Party
You may not be able to hang out by the pool when you’ve got to go to work, but with these cufflinks, you’ll be reminded of some of the tastes and activities you enjoy on the weekend. Best of all, you can enjoy them in the comfort of air conditioning.
For Jet-Setting Travelers
Although you may not have a vacation coming up, that doesn’t mean that you can’t plan and imagine your next trip. These cufflinks take you around the world by plane, train, and automobile.
Enjoy the Summer Sun, Whether Working or Playing
Regardless of whether you’re working or playing, you can enjoy the summer fun and celebrate this time of year. If you’re looking for something in particular, please feel free to contact us at 1-866-4MY-CUFF and one of our helpful reps will be happy to help you.
Skultuna caters to both royalty and the everyday man. With fine metal products that are sure to become family heirlooms, their cufflinks are beautiful and functional. You are sure to treasure these unique pieces of jewelry. Below you’ll find some history about the brand, or you can explore their collection here.
A Little History
Skultuna was founded by King Karl IX of Sweden in 1607 as a brass factory. The King had long been desiring to start a Swedish brass industry in order to reduce dependence on brass imports and end Sweden’s indebtedness to the Hanseatic League. After scouring the country for a location that would be suitable, the town of Skultuna was chosen because of its proximity to running water that would help to power the foundry. Since the town also provided charcoal and was close the the copper mine, it was the ideal location.
The first master brass crafters were recruited from nearby countries, Germany and the Netherlands. They also brought the ability to build beautiful and elaborate chandeliers, some of which still hang in churches dating back to 1617!
Between the 15th and 16th centuries, the various designers at Skultuna became world renown for their creations. They also developed processes and work methods that became standardized. Several of their designers were granted prestigious awards for their craftsmanship and designs, some of which are still displayed in the museum in Skultuna.
In the later 1900s, other well known designers contributed their skills to the Skultuna line with designs that are uniquely Scandinavian: strict and contemporary in style.
The factory at Skultuna has faced many challenges, including floating away in a flood, and burning down completely three different times. Each time it was rebuilt and remodeled to improve upon the original structure. Now, for over 400 years, Skultuna has produced products of the finest craftsmanship, both for everyday use and for special occasions. They also continue to be purveyors to the Royal Court of Sweden.
With two products lines, home accessories and fashion accessories, Skultuna partners with some of the leading International designers to create its lines and win many international design awards. The production in the Skultuna factory has continued in an unbroken tradition since the early 17th century, and it’s still one of Europe’s leading design houses.
In addition to producing beautifully crafted cufflinks and other home products, Skultuna has a museum, cafe, and shoppes that visitors can explore to learn the rich history of the company. It has become one of the most visited places in Sweden!
The Perfect Choice
Today, Skultuna’s cufflinks can be found in department stores around the world, as well as here on Cufflinks Depot. If you’re looking for a piece to complete your suit, tuxedo, or casual shirt, look no further than the Skultuna line.
As always, we’d love to help you, whether you’re shopping for yourself or for a gift. Please call 1866-4MY-CUFF, and a friendly representative will answer your questions and assist you in your choice.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is releasing soon, and everyone is excited! If you love the Marvel Comic Universe, this is a can’t-miss, must-see movie. SpiderMan: Homecoming continues the story of Peter Parker, who, after his last adventure with the Avengers, is determined to prove himself to the team and to Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man). Of course, nothing goes exactly as planned, and Peter finds himself battling a dangerous enemy bent on vengeance: Vulture. The ratings are up, and the reviews are positive, so be sure to buy your tickets and get ready to save the world (or at least New York City) again.
So, what does this have to do with cufflinks? Everything!
Opening Night Glory
If you’re a true Spider-Man fan, you’re planning to attend opening night on July 7th. You’ve read the comics, you’ve seen all the other films, you have the official (and unofficial) merchandise, and you’re an expert. What better way to show your super-fan status than by sporting a pair of Spider-Man cufflinks at the big event. At Cufflinks Depot we’ve got your back with a collection of great cufflinks to choose from. You can choose from our selection (or see a sampling below) and be the best-dressed Spider-Man fan in the theater. The only thing that would make these cufflinks more awesome is if they shot webbing. But, if you can’t get a hold of Tony Stark to hook you up, these are the next best thing.
Part of the Team
Spider-Man is a teen who just wants to be a part of the team. Having made his official debut in The Avengers: Civil War, Spider-Man can’t wait to join forces with the crew again. You can team-up, too, with a pair of our other licensed Marvel Comic Universe cufflinks. With other Avenger heroes like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Hulk, you can wear your favorite heroes every day of the week.
Be a Hero, Too
Even Peter Parker had his day job (even if it was school). You can be a hero, too, regardless of your day job. Or perhaps even at your day job. Taking it up a notch with a pair of these fun and classy cufflinks puts you a step ahead of all the others, and they’re a great way to remind yourself of the true hero lurking just beneath the surface.
If you can’t decide, or if you have questions, we’d love to talk to you. You can contact us at 1-866-4MY-CUFF, and a friendly neighborhood support hero will be glad to help you out.
It may be the “fastest (and most exciting) two minutes in sports,” but the Kentucky Derby is much more than a race. While women show off their most fashionable hats, men suit up and strut their stuff, too. Don’t delay! The Derby is run the first weekend in May. You don’t want to get left in the dust!
A Little History
Known as the “Run for the Roses,” the Kentucky Derby is the culminating event of a two-week festival. It’s also the first event in the Triple Crown, followed by the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. The winner of the Derby is traditionally draped with a blanket of roses. Attendance at the race is the highest of all the races, even topping the Breeder’s Cup.
The Kentucky Derby began in 1875 and has taken place every single year since. And, because of its long running, it abounds in tradition. Obviously, roses are popular, as they are the official flower of the Derby. Other traditions include drinking mint juleps and eating burgoo. But the most well-known tradition is the wearing of hats and the expectation that all respectable attendees dress the part.
Giving the Ladies a Run for Their Money
Every Derby attendee knows that in addition to watching the horses, one should watch the hats. Ladies wear large hats and it often becomes something of a competition to wear the best or most fashionable one.
Men, on the other hand, may wear a hat, but that’s not where you get to shine. Since a suit is expected, how else to celebrate the occasion and show your Derby spirit, than with cufflinks that celebrate the special day? Thankfully, we have you covered. There are lots of fun options:
The mint julep: sure, you can drink a mint julep, but you can wear one, too. And not in a way that leaves stains or makes you spend precious minutes mopping things up.
The jockey: show off your racing spirit with the emblem of horse racing. Pick one that’s subtle, or pick one that’s flashy.
The horseshoe: wear your lucky horseshoes and wish your favorite horse the best!
Dollar Signs: placing a bet is exciting, and if you choose wisely, you’ll be in the green!
Still stuck! We’ve got more: check out our full collection of horse-racing cufflinks. You can also call our helpful service department (1-866-4MY-CUFF), and we’d be happy to suggest some additional options. So, get your suit on, add some fabulous cufflinks, and you’re off to the races!
Jan Leslie began her own line of cufflinks after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and spending some time consulting with a large accounting firm. Her passion for design led her to open her own jewelry design business. Eighteen years later, her line includes a diverse collection of men’s accessories that are sold exclusively in a handful of select luxury stores around the globe (including here at Cufflinks Depot).
Called a visionary in her field, Jan Leslie continually redefines menswear with her vibrant hand-painted enamels and gorgeous semi-precious stone collections. From beautiful classics to irreverent showstoppers, Leslie’s cufflinks are highly sought-after by stylish men.
Jan Leslie is well-known for her collection of sterling silver hand-painted enamel pieces that use artisanal methods to produce unique works with understated elegance. According to their website, this “creative process begins with the study of the actual subject–insect, animal or otherwise. Next a wax prototype is sculpted then cast in sterling silver and polished smooth. The creation is then individualized through a technique of meticulously hand painting layers of enamel, creating the desired blend of color and luminescence.”
By reinterpreting and reimagining the world around her, Leslie creates beautiful works of art that reflect her spirit and imagination. Because of the high-quality components, meticulous craftsmanship, and attention to details, Jan Leslie cufflinks are fun, playful, and fashionable accessories. Every stylish (and slightly quirky) man should own at least one pair of these highly collectible cufflinks. Here at Cufflinks Depot, we want to ensure that you always have the best cufflinks and most sought-after designers to choose from. We offer a large collection of Jan Leslie cufflinks here. Our convenient online store allows you to shop from the comfort of home. And with fast and free shipping on orders over $29, plus a free gift, we make it easy to dress with style and class (and sometimes even a bit of sass).
The lapel pin is a classic accessory that is an easy and cost-effective way to customize your attire and enhance your own personal style. This small pin, usually worn on the lapel of a jacket, are often used as symbols of achievement and belonging in different organizations, as well as to to designate achievement and membership at certain businesses. Collecting these pins has become a popular hobby for some as the number of designs has increased, and popular businesses like Disney have made pin collecting a social activity. Here at Cufflinks Depot we also have a selection of lapel pins for you to choose from.
How Do I Choose a Lapel Pin?
These days, lapel pins come in all shapes and styles, and even quite a few sizes.
This is a floral pin and the most formal option. It features a small flower tucked into the buttonhole of your jacket. This is most commonly seen at weddings, but it can also be worn for everyday occasions.
The long-stem pin:
This pin has a stick pin attachment and are usually made from metallic materials including gold, silver, and copper. They often feature designs with feathers, animal heads, arrows, and geometric shapes.
Badge or Mini-pin:
This is what most people think of when they think of lapel pins, and it’s one of the most popular types of lapel pins. Originally used in the military, in political movements, and for charity campaigns, this tiny pin is small and subtle so it doesn’t look like a brooch. They often come enameled or with precious gems or stones. They also come in a wide variety of shapes.
How Do I Wear a Lapel Pin?
Lapel pins should be properly placed on the jacket to avoid them looking tacky. The video below gives some good information about how to wear one properly.
Ultimately, lapel pins are a fun way to add class and “dapper” to a suit. They also give men an additional way to express their own personal style through their accessories. Try one today, or give our service department a call for additional help. We love to answer questions!
It’s spring time and love is in the air. So is Senioritis, graduation, and PROM! Yes, prom season is in full swing with seniors across the country dressing up in their finest to party the night away. Young men everywhere will don a snazzy suit (and maybe even a bowtie) and head out to impress the world. But the truly stylish guys know that you’re not fully dressed without a swanky stud set.
What is a Stud Set?
Many men don’t think about stud sets unless they’re in a wedding: a groom or groomsman. However, stud sets are a great way to pull an outfit together. A stud set is a decorative fastener that fits onto a buttonhole on the front of a pleated shirt, or onto the starched bib of a stiff-front shirt. These shirts are specially made to use studs rather than (or in addition to) regular buttons. Because of this, shirts with stud fasteners have a little extra glam factor.
Stud sets were first used in the mid-19th century, because some shirt fronts were too stiff to close with buttons. Today, they are usually worn in semi-formal and formal settings with heavily starched shirts. Stud sets can be made of any metal, and they’re often inlaid with a precious or semi-precious stone or pearl. You can see our entire collection here. They can even be engraved like the ones in this collection. We even have fun stud sets that are perfect for a themed prom (like the skull & crossbones pictured above).
Styling Your Stud Set
If you’re wearing a beautiful stud set, you’ll want to make sure you pick out a stylish pair of cufflinks to accentuate your look (if your stud set doesn’t already come with matching ones). Try to match the metals of your sets for continuity, but feel free to be more playful with your cufflinks if that’s your personality. You can even match your cufflinks to your date’s outfit, if you’d like. Or, if the prom is extra formal, stick with something simple and classic.
Once you’ve picked out your stud set and cufflinks, you’ll need to make sure you’re wearing them properly. Here’s a handy video showing you how to attach your stud set and cufflinks:
Prom only comes around once a year, and it’s a special night to enjoy with your friends. Take this opportunity to step up your dress a little, show your class, and stand out of the crowd. If you need help picking out the perfect set, give us a call – we’d love to help! We also offer a free gift and free shipping on domestic orders over $29.
Cufflinks are a fun and beautiful piece of jewelry, but it’s important to care for them properly so they last your entire lifetime, and beyond! Our guide below gives you some tips for to care for and clean your cufflinks.
The easiest way to clean your cufflinks is to take them to a qualified jeweler in your area. Ideally, you want someone with some experience with cufflinks, but most jewelers have the equipment and know-how to get the job done. Additionally, if you happen to scratch or scuff your cufflinks, a jeweler will be able to polish them back to perfection.
Another option is to contact the retailer where you purchased your cufflinks (we hope you bought them from us, and we’d love to help you if you have questions – please give us a call!). They can point you in the direction of a reputable cufflinks cleaner or give you tips for doing it yourself.
If paying for a professional isn’t your preferred method, you can easily do most cleanings at home. However, the best way to care for your cufflinks is to wear them mindfully.
Cufflinks should be worn frequently to keep them in top condition. While this may seem counter-intuitive, wearing your cufflinks helps keep them from tarnishing and gathering dust. And, by keeping them where you see them frequently, it’s also easier to remember to care for them.
Deakin & Francis, a premiere cufflinks designer, suggests some tips for keeping your cufflinks in top condition:
Keep your cufflinks in a clean environment, separate from other jewelry. A cufflink box is ideal for keeping the cufflinks separate and clean.
Don’t take your cufflinks for a swim, chlorine can damage sterling silver and gold.
Keep a silver or gold polishing cloth in your desk drawer to wipe away office dust that may mark your cufflinks.
Don’t run over your cufflinks in the Ferrari, or drop them in a glass of G&T!
Sounds like some good advice!
Precious Metals & Gemstones
If you have cufflinks made of gold or silver, you can use a professional gold or silver cleaning solution or warm, soapy water and a soft cloth to gently clean them. You can use an old soft-bristled toothbrush or professional cleaning brush to get into nooks and crannies, if necessary. Made Man has step-by-step direction for cleaning vintage gold cufflinks that can give you more details on cleaning your jewelry with soapy water.
Clean sterling silver with a soft polishing cloth.
If you also have precious stones or pearls, you can use the same method, but be careful not to let them sit too long in the water.
Enameled & Stainless Steel
If your cufflinks are enameled or stainless steel, avoid using cleaning solutions, because it could ruin the solvents used to create them. Instead, use a soft polishing cloth to gently rub them clean. These items don’t generally require frequent cleaning, though.
Protect Your Cufflinks
Taking care of your cufflinks, long term, is easiest if you keep them in a jewelry box. This helps prevent oxidation and tarnishing, which occurs as a reaction to oxygen. This also helps to keep them away from heat and sunlight, which can also cause damage. Ideally, you want to keep each pair in segmented compartments so they don’t scratch other jewelry items. We have a large selection of cufflink boxes here and a selection of jewelry boxes here.
The Long Haul
If you take care of your cufflinks properly, and if you wear them frequently, they will be a wonderful heirloom to pass on to your future generation. If you have questions about how to care for your cufflinks, please give us a call, and we’d be happy to assist you.
A simple glance at our collection of Deakin & Francis cufflinks, and it’s clear that this is one company that is dedicated to details. Each cufflink is meticulously crafted and intricately designed. So, who is behind this company? And what makes their cufflinks so special? Glad you asked! Read on!
A Long History of Excellence
Founded in 1786, Deakin & Francis, has long been established as jewellers and silversmiths. Although it has gone through a few iterations of its name, it started as a family affair, and has continued as a family affair for the past 230 (+) years.
Today the company is run by the 7th generation of Deakins: Henry and James. During school holidays, James and Henry would join their father at work, watching and learning from the craftsmen and attending trade shows in London and Switzerland.
After their initial schooling, James studied at the Gemmological Institute of America and is a Graduate Jeweller Gemmologist and Designer, while Henry studied Gemmology at the International Gemmological Institute in Vicenza and is a Graduate Gemmologist.
James is passionate about designing new cufflinks, while Henry is focused on extraordinary customer service and building the brand.
Today Deakin & Francis is a great example of craftsmen at their best ranging from metalworkers who stamp blanks ready for the workshop and enamellers who are involved in the delicate work of appyling vitreous enamelling, to polishers who prepare the product ready to sell.
A Long History of Quality Craftmanship
As a well-respected British brand, Deakin & Francis manufacture some of the world’s finest cufflinks, producing fine quality, hand-made jewellery in precious metal, vitreous enamel and gemstones. They are famous for innovative designs and precision engineering.
“As masters in the art of design, the company employs tools, traditions and techniques, passed from one generation to the next. Employing jewellers and specialist craftspeople for different stages of the jewellery design and manufacture, you can be assured that Deakin & Francis is original design carefully executed and beautifully delivered.”
With an enviable international reputation for the breadth and diversity of their range, Deakin & Francis cufflinks are worn by enthusiasts, celebrities and even members of the royal family!
Something for Everyone
Regardless of what you are looking for, perhaps a gift for someone else or a reward for your own hard work, Deakin & Francis is a guarantee of great quality and attention to detail. There are classic and quirky Sterling Silver pieces, along with a wide range of interesting and unusual designs, sure to fit any need. A pair of cufflinks from Deakin & Francis says something you care about elegance. It says you pay attention to the details. It says you go the extra mile. With so many designs to choose from, you are sure to find something for everyone on your wish list! And, if you can’t decide, we’re here to help you. Give us a call and one of our trained service representatives will be happy to work with you to find the perfect pair of cufflinks.
March is here, and there’s so much happening! The luck of the Irish descends upon us, and balls are flying as basketball’s March Madness begins.
Played mostly during March, this season is known informally as March Madness or the Big Dance, and has become one of the most famous annual sporting events in the United States. It includes the top teams from 32 divisions, plus 36 other teams who are awarded spots in the brackets. Teams, seeded by rank, proceed through a single game elimination bracket beginning with 64 teams, to a “Sweet Sixteen”, and eventually, a Final Four. The Final Four is usually played during the first weekend of April, when these four teams, one from each region (East, South, Midwest, and West), compete for the national championship. (wikipedia)
As awesome as watching the best college basketball teams in the country is, it could always be better. How? Cufflinks, my friends. Cufflinks.
Show Your Spirit
One thing we’re great at is team spirit. Whether you’re a soccer/football fan, an American Football fan, a basketball fan, or even a lawn dart fan, it’s likely you’ve got some kind of team paraphernalia somewhere around your home. Cufflinks are a great way to add to your collection and show off your team spirit when you’re out and about. We have a large selection for you to choose from, include the ones below.
Number One Fan
You may brag that you’re the team’s number one fan, but are you really? Sure, you’ve got the jersey, the signed basketball, the giant team finger… but what about in the office? Are you the number one fan in your office? Cheer on your team from the boardroom or the call center with one of our awesome team cufflinks. Nobody said the office couldn’t be your stadium.
Best. Gift. Ever.
If you’re not so into sports (in fact, maybe you don’t even know what this whole March Madness thing is all about), but you know someone who is, cufflinks make amazing gifts! The diehard fan will be thrilled to receive one of the special cufflinks below. Some even include pieces of the court in the design! You can show the lucky recipient you care, even if you’re secretly confused. You can see more options here.
Down to the Wire
As the brackets dwindle, the intensity grows. Don’t let your friends outshine you or out-cheer you. You are the ultimate team fanatic. And we can help you find the perfect pair of cufflinks to shout it to the world (or whisper it, if that’s more your thing). If you can’t find what you’re looking for, give us a call, and we’d be happy to work with you. Also, remember that all orders over $29 receive free shipping and a free gift (and many of our special NCAA cufflinks include a special box)! It’s time for a full court press! Go team!