Cufflinks are tools for fastening shirt cuffs closed.
They’re an analogue to the buttons that are commonly sewn onto shirt cuffs. The defining feature is that cufflinks are separate objects: sew it onto the shirt and it’s a button, but if it’s fully removable it’s a cufflink.
” …you have to know how to wear them and understand the various cufflink types/materials/styles so you don’t buy junk but instead invest in future heirlooms you can pass onto your kids. ”
Just like buttons, cufflinks come in many shapes, sizes, styles, and materials. They usually offer a little more contrast than a button, and are considered a more ornamental option, but they’re not inherently more or less formal.
In case you did not know that – Cufflinks Rock! Yeah – they do.
Think about it – when else can a man wear a piece of jewelry that’s both practically functional and ornamentally aesthetic?
Never tried them before? You’re missing out big time– try them and you’ll get compliments from people who notice the details.
But FIRST – you have to know how to wear them and understand the various cufflink types/materials/styles so you don’t buy junk but instead invest in future heirlooms you can pass onto your kids!
Cufflinks might be conventionally associated with men’s semiformal evening wear (the tuxedo ensemble), but the versatile little fasteners can fill a surprising range of wardrobe roles.