Each season, Pantone highlights the colors that it believes are where the trends are heading. This spring season the colors are rich and bold. From oranges and browns, to goldenrod yellows and bright, bold pinks, the colors are bright and down-to-earth. So, as someone who always wants to be on trend and fashionable, you can take cue from Pantone this season and wear cufflinks that show that you know what’s happening in the color world.
A Fashionable Easter
With Spring comes Easter. And with Easter comes rabbits, and eggs, and chocolate. Oh my! There are also fancy Easter outfits and beautiful flowers. And for many there is faith and family. And, of course, you want to stand out no matter what the event or activity. Try some of these Easter ideas:
Get Warm Fuzzies
With spring comes lots of baby animals, and that in turn means lots of oohs and ahs over all the cuteness. Spring signifies new life and rebirth, and those are some fun themes to explore with your accessories, too. Whether you’re debating which came first – the chicken or the egg, or marveling at how a lowly caterpillar can transform into a beautiful butterfly, these fun animals are sure to start a conversation:
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Although St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish feast day celebration, it’s celebrated around the globe with beer, kisses, and lots of green!
A Little History
According the the Encyclopaedia Britannica: St. Patrick was born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century. After he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave, he escaped and later returned to convert the Irish to Christianity. By the time of his death on March 17, 461, he had established monasteries, churches, and schools. Eventually, many legends grew up around him, including one that he drove the snakes out of Ireland and another that he used the shamrock to explain the Trinity.
Eventually, thanks to immigration, this celebration made its way to the United States, starting primarily in areas like Boston and Chicago where there were higher numbers of Irish immigrants.
Today, there are many traditions that surround this festive day. Here are some of the most common:
You’ve got to wear green on St. Patrick’s day or you risk being pinched! Why, you ask? Great question, and for the answer I turned to WRAL, a local news station. According to their article, “The tradition was reportedly started by Americans likely in the early 1700s. Revelers apparently thought that if you wore green you would be invisible to leprechauns, which would pinch anyone not wearing green. People started pinching those without green on him as a reminder about the leprechauns.”
Even if you don’t go by the rules, you’ll still want to avoid being left black and blue by your over-zealous friends. We suggest wearing one of these green accessories to stay safe:
It’s a Parade!
With a good holiday comes a great parade, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. First started in New York City, these parades are a long-standing tradition. In Chicago, this parade takes place along the famous dyed-green Chicago River. You can watch the time lapse below to see it go green.
Carry Your Lucky Shamrock
Shamrocks have long represented luck, and according to USA Today:
“Legend has it that St. Patrick used the three-leaved shamrock to explain the Christian Holy Trinity. Freeman said, ‘There’s no evidence St. Patrick ever did that.’ Traditions as early as the 17th century incorporated the plant, said Mike Cronin, author of Wearing the Green: A History of St. Patrick’s Day. People wore shamrocks on their coats and closed the day by “drowning the shamrock” — placing it in a glass of whiskey before drinking, Cronin said.”
Misplaced your shamrock? We’ve got some great choices for you… although we don’t recommend drowning them in whisky or drinking them…
Guinness… Lots and Lots of Guinness
While we don’t recommend drowning and drinking your shamrock cufflinks, Guinness is a whole different story. According to Guinness in an email to USA Today there are over 3 million pints of the drink downed on St. Patrick’s Day! And that’s just in America… That’s a lot of beer! And, if you’re going to drink it, you should make sure you’re doing it right. Guinness recommends that you “tilt the glass at 45 degrees when pouring until it is three-quarters full, then let the beer settle before filling the glass completely to the top.”
Ah Mardi Gras! The parade, the masks, the dancing, and…. the beads! Purple and green rule the palette, and pomp and pageantry are the order of the day. It’s not every day that you celebrate this much, but that simply means that you should look your best when you do! We have a collection of cufflinks to inspire you.
The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries to the French House of the Bourbons. From here, the traditional revelry of “Boeuf Gras,” or fatted calf, followed France to her colonies…. In 1703, the tiny settlement of Fort Louis de la Mobile celebrated America’s very first Mardi Gras.
New Orleans was established in 1718 by Bienville. By the 1730s, Mardi Gras was celebrated openly in New Orleans, but not with the parades we know today. In the early 1740s, Louisiana’s governor, the Marquis de Vaudreuil, established elegant society balls, which became the model for the New Orleans Mardi Gras balls of today.
In 1856, six young Mobile natives formed the Mistick Krewe of Comus, invoking John Milton’s hero Comus …who brought magic and mystery to New Orleans with dazzling floats (known as tableaux cars) and masked balls. … In 1870, Mardi Gras’ second Krewe, the Twelfth Night Revelers, was formed. This is also the first recorded account of Mardi Gras “throws.” … 1872 was the year that a group of businessmen invented a King of Carnival, Rex, to preside over the first daytime parade. To honor the visiting Russian Grand Duke Alexis Romanoff, the businessmen introduced Romanoff’s family colors of purple, green and gold as Carnival’s official colors. Purple stands for justice; gold for power; and green for faith…. In 1875, Governor Warmoth signed the “Mardi Gras Act,” making Fat Tuesday a legal holiday in Louisiana, which it still is.”
Purple, gold, and green, being the colors of the Carnival also give some great options for standing out on this fun and exciting celebration. If you’re headed to one of Mardi Gras’ famous balls, you’ve got to dress to impress. Thankfully, you’ve got lots of great options:
We want to help you celebrate, so if you’re looking for something specific, or if you can’t find what you’re looking for, let our friendly support team help you out. They’re great at making magic happen! Happy Mardi Gras!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Now’s the time to get him that perfect gift that shows him (or her) how you feel. Take a look as some ideas below, or check out the entire collection here.
Let Him Know You Love Him
He’s the ONE – the special one, the best one, the one that you want. You’re two birds of a feather, you’re in love, your two hearts beat as one… Let him know that with a set of cuff links that shows how deeply you love him.
He’s Just a Friend
Maybe you’re not ready to take it to LOVE, but you’d like him to know he’s a friend. Get him something that shows him that in a fun and thoughtful way. You think he’s a dynamite kinda guy. You’re friends forever. Or maybe you just like to monkey around together. Regardless, we’ve got some fun Valentine’s Day suggestions:
Not Sure Where We Stand
You know that awkward stage… You just started hanging out, but you haven’t “defined the relationship” yet. You don’t want to do anything too personal or fancy, but you also want to show that you care. So what do you get him on Valentine’s Day? Here are some ideas that say you thought of him without going overboard:
We’ve Been Together for Years
You’ve been together for years and you fit like peanut butter and jelly. There’s a sweet familiarity there that only time can create. So, how do you show that special someone just how much he (or she) means to you? Try something a little more sentimental, tell him he puts a gleam in your eye, or shower him with a bit of bling:
Get out of the Same Old
Sometimes relationships get stuck in a rut. Day in and out things get stuck in the same old-same old. So what happens next? You’ve got to break out of that mold! Give him something fun or surprising or playful. Tell him he makes you all hot and bothered, maybe make him lucky with some four leaf clover cufflinks (wink wink), or gift him some suspiciously suggestive monkey cuff links. Go for unexpected… and maybe unexpectedly ignite some new sparks in your relationship!
We’re Here to Help!
If you can’t figure out what to get that special someone, give us a call. Our helpful support team loves to help spice things up. I mean help you find exactly what you need to make it a gift to remember. So, don’t be shy. Let us know how we can help find the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day.
On January 28, 2019, we celebrate “Fun at Work” day. On this day we get to celebrate the awesome things about our work places. To get you thinking, here are 10 really weird jobs you probably didn’t know existed:
So, since we’re celebrating our work places today, let’s make sure we’re all dressed to the nines and celebrating in style!
The Armed Forces
The armed forces are a time-honored profession, dating back to almost the beginning of time. These brave men and women are dedicated to keeping us safe and preserving freedom at home and sometimes even around the world. Although many times that means dressing in uniforms and camo, when it’s time to dress up off base or upon being honorably discharged, you can celebrate their sacrifice and honor with a pair of cufflinks that commemorates their branch. Check out the full collection here.
The Automotive Industry
Many little boys (and girls, too) dream of a career driving fancy cars, working on fancy cars, or owning fancy cars. As we grow up, those dreams may change a bit, but if you’re lucky, maybe you found yourself in the automotive industry in some capacity. Maybe you sell cars for a living, or maybe you fix them. Perhaps you race them or maybe you make them. You could be testing them or even crashing them. Regardless, when you get ready to go out, it’s always fashionable to step out in style and celebrate the amazing work you do. View our collection of automotive themed cufflinks here.
The Aviation Industry
Some people believe in keeping their feet firmly planted on the ground. But not you. Your head was always in the clouds. And as an adult, you’ve found a career there, too.
Whether you build, maintain, or fly airplanes for a living, you don’t think it’s a lofty goal to look great wherever you are. Our collection of aviation inspired cufflinks is a great resource to find accessories that help you to celebrate your work.
Design & Architecture
Every day, millions of people go to work in beautiful buildings and sit in comfortable (or at least semi-comfortable ones), working on ergonomically correct desks with beautifully designed tools. And you are one of the greats who works on designing these things. Whether you’re an architect imagining a building that is green as well as good looking, or you’re a designer making sure that the chair is comfortable and sturdy, each day brings a new challenge. And you rise to meet it! While you do, it’s important to look as put-together and as carefully structured as your sketches, lines, and plans are. Our collection of design and architecture themes cuff links is a great place to start your wardrobe planning. Then go design something fun, a little goofy, or maybe a tiny bit crazy. Just because.
The Financial Industry
People in the financial industry sometimes get a bad rap, but you know (and I know) how important your work is. Your work is fun, because you get to spend each day helping people. Whether you’re finding solutions to protect their wealth or protect their family, you know you need to look good while you do it. These finance-inspired cufflinks and accessories offer you a way to do just that, so you can celebrate the good work you do!
All The Other Industries
What if your work wasn’t mentioned? Don’t worry! I didn’t forget you, and neither did our team at Cufflinks Depot. In fact, we have cufflinks for people who are in the medical field, who defend the law, who work in technology, who run our businesses, who spend their days in or on the water, and a whole host of other professions. If you still can’t find your work, contact our team. They’re celebrating their work as they help you find what you’re looking for!
January 1st is a date when we dream dreams about the new year and set goals to get further and do more things. This year, here are five resolutions and five ways to make that magic happen.
Resolution 1: Show Pride in Myself
This year, love who you are! Celebrate what’s good, acknowledge what needs work, and begin to weed out what needs to go. But remember that regardless of where you are in this journey, you’re awesome. Let that be reflected in your style, too, as you choose accessories that honor who you are and all the unique gifts and talents that you have.
Resolution 2: Play More
Life gets so busy and it’s easy to spend all our time working, trying to make ends meet or to get ahead. However, as the old proverb says, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” This year, choose to enjoy life and play. Maybe you play sports, and it’s a matter of getting out to the basketball court for a pickup game. Perhaps you enjoy heading to the backyard with your kids to chase them around. Or maybe play for you is a creating something. Or maybe it’s enjoying a good book in a quiet place. Whatever play is for you, take more time to do something that brings you joy.
Resolution 3: Always Look Sharp
I don’t know about you, but at the beginning of the year, I do a lot of assessing of my home and my closet. I clean a lot of things out, identifying things that no longer represent who I am. Some years it’s about colors that just don’t work. Other years it’s about styles that I don’t like or that just don’t look good anymore. And once I’m done, and all the bags of things have been dropped off at a local donation spot, it’s nice to see the space and to identify the wardrobe gaps that need to be filled.
It’s always important to look good, whether it’s for work or working out. So take a moment and figure out what’s working and not working, clean a few things out, and bring in a couple of things that make your heart happy as they up your style game.
Resolution 4: Be More Zen
We all know the hectic rush and bustle as we go through life doing and creating and helping and hurrying. There’s noise everywhere, from our offices to our cars to our homes. But silence has beauty and it allows our minds and bodies a chance to reset and rest. It’s amazing what a single deep breathe will do for your nervous system and stress level.
This year, maybe choose to find quiet moments to be still, to reflect, and to just be in the moment. And if remembering to take these moments is difficult, set an alarm or find an object that can remind you to pause for just a minute and find some zen.
Resolution 5: Stick to My Budget
Surprised? I think sticking to a budget or any other financial goal is probably one of the most popular, and most challenging goal. But just because you have a budget doesn’t mean you can’t look good or feel good. It just means you have to make smart choices.
Here at Cufflinks Depot, we have solutions in every price range, and we’re always hard at work to make sure you have options, no matter what. So if style is important, and you need to look classy, look for accessories that fit your budget and use those to enhance your wardrobe.
We’re Here to Help
As always, if you need help finding something, give our friendly support team a call. They love to work with your to satisfy your needs. And, don’t forget, goals must be seen to be remembered. So, write them down (maybe do this every day), put them somewhere you’ll see them often, and step-by-step, piece-by-piece work on making this year the best year yet!
We all go to them, and we all enjoy the laughter, fun, and excitement of a good holiday party. With all the other preparations, you need to be able to add some class to your wardrobe quickly and easily. We’re here to help you do just that with three different dress options. From fun to funky to formal, we’ve got you covered.
While you shop, enjoy a warm fireplace and some festive tunes:
Casual Modern Wear
Whether you’re at an office party or a neighborhood get-together, we know it’s still important for you to look your best. These more casual modern options let you enjoy the relaxed environment while still showing that you know how to look great. Even better, you can wear these accessories all year round.
Ugly Sweater Party
Who doesn’t like an ugly sweater party? It’s the perfect occasion to pull out your favorite holiday accessories and have a little fun (while still looking great). These fun ideas are sure to put a smile on your face. Plus, they could even make a fun white elephant gift for that other party.
The holiday season brings with it parties of all types, including formal events. Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or something else entirely, if you’re dressing up, you need to look especially classy, and we have some special ideas that are sure to help you do just that.These classic styles give you plenty of options, and there’s something to match almost every occasion.
We want your holidays to be merry and bright (and stress-free). If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us. Our holiday elves are hard at work making sure you get exactly what you want this year and will work with you to meet your needs. Enjoy this festive season!
December 5th marks the repeal of Prohibition in the United States. At the turn of the 20th century, alcohol was seen by many, especially women and labor unions, as a source of evil. Women often felt that the drink was a destroyer of the family and marriages, and labor unions needed its workers sober to work long, grueling hours at often dangerous jobs. Therefore, in 1917, the Volstead Act (the 18th Amendment), also known as Prohibition, was passed.
Ironically, this temperance law actually had the opposite effect. Enforcing Prohibition proved to be extremely difficult. Bootlegging (the illegal production and distribution of liquor) became rampant, and the government didn’t have the means or desire to try to enforce every border, lake, river, and speakeasy in America. These speakeasies and bootlegged liquor fueled the Roaring Twenties, a decade marked by loosening morals, flappers, huge glittery parties, and an overvalued stock market.
With the crashing of the stock market, came the crashing of the 18th Amendment, which was repealed in 1933. So, in honor of this date, and in light of the upcoming holiday season full of parties, sparkle, and bubbly drinks, let’s celebrate with some fun and festive alcohol-related cuff links!
Please note that while we encourage you to wear these fun cufflinks everywhere, we encourage you to remember to drink responsibly and drive sober.
Beer Cufflinks to Throw Back & Relax a Little
From Octoberfest to football games to a casual get together, beer holds a familiar place in the cooler. During the winter holiday season, beer may not be quite as popular, but it remains an easy and diverse option. Additionally, those who consider themselves beer connoisseurs will especially enjoy these fun cuff links.
Get Bubbly with Festive Champagne Cufflinks
Champagne is the most common festive holiday choice. With its sparkle and bubbles, it lends a bright and happy feel to the occasion. If you have a celebration happening, this is most likely on your menu. You can add an additional fun touch with these cufflinks:
If You’re Serious About Your Celebration…
Sometimes you really need to celebrate, or maybe you just want to channel your inner spy. Either way, these drink cufflinks made with “harder” spirits will surely lift your spirits.
Maybe Wine a Little?
Wine is the sophisticated, elegant choice. Whether it’s a full bodies red or a crisp white, a bottle of wine is always appreciated. Celebrate your love of the grape with one of these wine-related cufflinks:
For the Morning After
When you finally get home in the wee morning hours, it may not be a liquor, but this might just be the best.thing.ever. Coffee. Enjoy.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or your head hurts too much to think about it, give our friendly support team a call. They’d love to help you find whatever you’re looking for. As always, drink responsibly and drive sober. And above all, enjoy the holidays!
The holidays are right around the corner and now’s the best time to start snapping up those fabulous gifts for the ones you love. Today’s post focuses on some of our new arrivals – just in time for the holidays! With our most popular gift ideas going fast, you’ll want to hurry to get the ones you want before they’re gone.
The holiday season is filled with parties and social gatherings where you’ll definitely want to look your best. But with super busy schedules, who has time to get fussy? These cuff links offer an easy elegance for the holidays that will make getting dressed even easier. Offering a wide variety of styles, the timelessness and beauty of each pair or set make it a breeze to match them to almost any occasion.
Fun & Funky
Classic is fine if that’s your thing, but what if you’re a little more quirky? What if you like things a little bit different for the holidays? That’s easy, too. We have lots of fun and funky cufflinks for you to choose from. Take this cute pair of moving owl cufflinks. They have over 66 moving parts in addition to their beautiful two-toned finish! That alone makes it an impressive gift that’s perfect for the loved one who enjoys beauty and whimsy and wants to stand out from the crowd. You can even find functional, mechanical cufflinks here.
You’ll definitely make it onto Santa’s nice list this year if you gift someone one of these amazing cufflink sets! Whether you’re all about some holiday gingerbread, or Santa and Rudolf, whether you love Christmas tree lights or the beauty and elegance of the season, these pairs are sure to please. You can see all our holiday cufflinks here.
Bracelets & More
All this is great, but what if you’re looking for something else, something different? We’ve got that covered, too. We offer several styles of bracelets in a variety of colors and materials. We also have an extensive collection of tie bars and clips to add everyday style to a suit. If you have a hockey lover, we have gifts made from genuine game gear for most of the popular teams. We also have plenty of accessories, cases, and other items for you to explore.
Let Us Make Your Holiday Merry
We want to make sure you find the perfect gift for yourself or your loved one, so if you can’t find what you’re looking for, or if you need an item engraved, contact our amazing support team. They love to help and will work to make sure you’re happy.
National S.T.E.M. and S.T.E.A.M Day is a day intended to inspire students (of all ages, genders, and nationalities) to pursue understanding and careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. While the need for knowledgeable workers in these areas has increased, the number of students pursuing careers in these areas hasn’t kept pace. So, whether you’re in one of those careers or simply want to show your support for STEAM and STEM, here are some ideas for adding a little function and fun into your wardrobe.
Science makes our world go ’round. Between medicine, transportation, building materials, and more, the world of chemists, biologists, ecologists, physicists (and all the other specialties) keep us healthy, safe, and moving.
Get Techy With It
When people think of STEM and STEAM, technology is usually central and most obvious. Considering how quickly technology is shifting and changing every day, this is an area that requires a lot of imagination, vision, and knowledge. These tech-focused cuff links will help you show off your technology while still looking cutting edge.
Move a Little
Engineering is a field that really makes us move. From the gears of a watch, to the movement of robots and drones, to building safety, and the tiniest microchips, engineering is an ever-evolving area that does fascinating things!
Painting in Broad Strokes
It’s only been recently that Art has been added to STEM, making it STEAM. The arts are an integral part of this equation, since the arts allow us to fully engage both sides of our brain. And, who doesn’t love something beautiful. After all, isn’t that part of the appeal of a brand like Apple? These cufflinks are great for reminding you that beautiful and functional don’t have to be independent of each other.
Make Math Matter More
Math may seem like a skill that you’ll never use, but there are such great things that are done through math! Consider the calculations needed to launch a rocket into space and return it safely to earth. Think about how important math is to knowing the weight limits of things like airplanes and elevators. And then consider all the mathematicians imagining what it will take to get to and live on Mars, or how far the stars are and how long their light takes to reach us.
Imagine The Possibilities
The world of STEAM impacts each aspect of our lives in ways that we often don’t think about. This year, on November 8th, pay homage to these growing, and necessary, fields with something that will remind you of their impact all year round. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, give our helpful support team a call or email us (thanks techy people!). We love to help!