Men’s Cufflinks

Cufflinks 

Shop men’s cufflinks in gold, diamond sapphire rubies, emerald, enamel, sterling silver and more. Our collection of cufflinks includes vintage, antique and contemporary cufflinks. Brand names cufflinks like Tiffany, Cartier, Van Cleef and Arpels and other. 

How Cufflinks Came Into Being

The first cufflinks appeared nearly 400 years ago, and for whatever reason they did not become commonly used until well towards the end of the 18th century. Cufflinks‘ development is naturally closely related to the changes and development of the men’s shirt.
Craig Drake Gold Diamond Octagon Cufflinks
Craig Drake Gold Diamond Octagon Cufflinks
  Men have been wearing shirt-like items of clothing since the invention of woven fabric thousands of years ago. Prior to 17th century, the cuffs of shirts were either fastened with metal or metal and stone buttons or tied with a piece of ribbon. The first cufflinks, as we know them today, were two buttons of precious metal, connected by a small chain.
Hermès Gold Cufflinks
Hermès Gold Cufflinks
 

Cufflinks: To Wear Or Not To Wear

Nowadays, not every shopper knows that cufflinks are designed for use only with shirts with no buttons. You can wear cufflinks only if your shirt has buttonholes on both sides of the shirt sleeve cuff. The cuffs may be single or double-length, the latter is normally referred to as a “French” cuff, and may be worn with the ends pinched together, or “barrel-style,” with one end overlapping the other.
Tiffany & Co. Diamond Mother of Pearl Enamel Gold Cufflinks
Tiffany & Co. Diamond Mother of Pearl Enamel Gold Cufflinks
  Cufflinks’ most recognized and prominent role is as a formal and semiformal alternative to buttons. For example, when your invitation states “white tie” or “black tie” attire, you’ll wear a shirt with cufflinks with your suit.
Vintage William Ruser Gold Cufflinks
Vintage William Ruser Gold Cufflinks
 

Cufflinks: Popularity & Affordability

Cufflinks became much cheaper and more diverse in terms of their design, as well as the base metals used during the peak of the industrial revolution. New materials paved the road to different textures and styles. Around the 1920s and 1930s cufflinks were manufactured within a wide price range: from fine jewelry versions with precious diamonds to pennies-worth using brass, copper, and glass.
Hermès Silver Rope Cufflinks
Hermès Silver Rope Cufflinks
 

Your Style Statement

Nowadays, cufflinks are considered a fashion accessory for the most part, rather than a wardrobe necessity. That is to say, wearing a shirt with cufflinks doesn’t require wearing a suit. In practice, it can be a suede blazer, and the cufflinks themselves don’t have to be made of metal, they could be made off silk. The combination of cufflinks with casual clothing might be considered walking on thin ice though, and you might want to invest a little bit of time and thought into finding the appropriate attire for your chosen pair of cufflinks.
Infinity Diamond Gold Vintage Cufflinks
Infinity Diamond Gold Vintage Cufflinks
  If the cufflinks are made of metal, you might want to make sure the metal’s tone and color are in harmony/don’t clash with the watch, belt buckle, or tie-clip that you are wearing. Cufflinks designed with some colored or multicolored pattern, for example a stunning-looking enamel design, will look best when matched with the color of the shirt you’re wearing. You can refer to last century’s men’s fashion publications for cufflinks-style inspirations.
Tiffany & Co. Vintage 18K Yellow Gold Cufflinks
Tiffany & Co. Vintage 18K Yellow Gold Cufflinks

Gold Cufflinks