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The Beginner’s Guide to Choosing & Wearing Cufflinks

Cufflinks are one of the best and easiest ways to polish off your look while at the same time, taking your style to the next level. The rules and trends of fashion are, of course, continually evolving. When it comes to cufflinks, there are two instances in which cufflinks are a must, and they are black and white tie events. Continue reading The Beginner’s Guide to Choosing & Wearing Cufflinks

Jewelry Metal & Cufflinks

Shopping for cufflinks shouldn’t be difficult, however, with the seemingly unlimited amount of choices, narrowing down your favorite may be quite complicated. Our advice is to get it down to your top 5, then grab them all. Cufflinks are the ultimate splurge. After all, they are not only a reflection of your style and class; they are the one piece that will take your look to the next level. If ever there were something luxurious to treat yourself to, it is a pair of cufflinks. Continue reading Jewelry Metal & Cufflinks

Cufflinks Anatomy 101 : The Cufflink Post

Previously, we began a journey to help you understand the anatomy of a pair of cufflinks. Today, we take on the topic of the cufflink post. Although this part is the most critical part of the cufflink it is unseen.

Solid Post

The cufflink post connects the face of the cufflink to the toggle, ball, or latch in the back. Many times the post of the cufflink is curved to fit around the wrist and also prevent rotation of your cuff link.  The post is usually made of steel or aluminum (but it can be made of silk) and is usually solid or of one piece. However, some of this type of post are dual posted in order to attach to the toggle (one of several types of backings).  The solid neck of a cufflink allows for a better and more secure fit to your French cuff sleeve.  

Below you can see some different examples of solid posts.  Some are elegantly simple, while others can be elaborate.

Sterling Lightening McQueen Cufflinks - Solid Post
Sterling Lightening McQueen Cufflinks – Solid Post
Roman Coin Cufflinks - Solid Post
Roman Coin Cufflinks – Solid Post
Dice Cage Cufflinks - dual post cufflinks
Dice Cage Cufflinks – Dual Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chain Link Post

In the United Kingdom it is popular to wear a cufflink with a chain-link post connecting the cufflinks face and cufflinks back.  Unlike a solid post, a chain-link post is loose and may need to be wrapped through the back cufflink hole a few times to provide a proper fit.  Consequently, this is not as popular in the United States or Canada as it is in the United Kingdom.  It’s most common to find the chain-link post in vintage or antique designs.

Dog and Bone Cufflinks - Link Post
Dog and Bone Cufflinks – Link Posts
Crystal Handcuff Cufflinks - Link Posts
Crystal Handcuff Cufflinks – Link Posts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even though others may not see the post when you’re styling your cufflinks, it’s a critical part of the cufflink anatomy.

Holy Matrimony! Great Gifts for Groomsmen

April showers are giving way to May flowers. And May flowers soon turns into Summer Weddings!  The beautiful sunshine perfectly mirrors the joy and excitement of couples tying the knot and starting a new journey together.  And while you may have your plans perfectly laid out, and your bridal team prepped, a lingering question is often, “What should I give my groomsmen to show how much I appreciate them standing up with us?” Continue reading Holy Matrimony! Great Gifts for Groomsmen

Commemorate the Final Season of Game of Thrones

Winter Has Finally Come

For years winter has been coming, the fate of the Iron Throne hanging in the balance, and it’s finally arrived with the epic final season of Game of Thrones.  If you need to catch up before its premiere, you can learn more about all the major characters, houses, and events at the HBO Game of Thrones’s Viewer’s Guide. Continue reading Commemorate the Final Season of Game of Thrones

Colorful Spring Fashion Ideas for 2019

2019 Pantone Color Trends

4 Pantone Colors 2019
4 Pantone Colors 2019

 

 

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. Continue reading Colorful Spring Fashion Ideas for 2019

Go Green for St. Paddy’s Day

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. Continue reading Go Green for St. Paddy’s Day

Celebrate Mardi Gras with Flair!

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. Continue reading Celebrate Mardi Gras with Flair!


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