A Comprehensive Guide to Classic Mens Cufflinks

A cufflink (also cuff link or cuff-link) is a decorative fastener adorned by men or women to clasp the two sides of the cuff on a dress shirt. The cufflinks made their first appearance in the early-16th century, which were fastened together with “cuff strings” but they only became common by the end of the 18th century.

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Initially, cufflinks made from gemstones were only worn by men who had a great deal of self-confidence. However, when the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII popularized colorful Faberge cufflinks in the 19th century, the situation changed completely. Since then, cufflinks saw many ups and downs, but eventually got completely accepted as an important part of men’s wardrobe. Besides being a popular accessory, people still wonder why one should wear cufflinks. So, here is a mini guide that would answer your questions about cool mens cufflinks.

Why wear Cufflinks?

• An essential accessory for a well-groomed man

• Speaks of elegance and panache

• Makes every other regular work wear stand out

• None of the other men’s accessory exudes sophistication and class as well as cufflinks

• Speaks a lot about the individual’s eye for color coordination and taste!

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When to wear cufflinks?

Cufflinks are basically a formal and semiformal substitute to buttons. Be it a suit with white tie or black tie, a plain white business outfit or a casual option, cufflinks can be worn easily with any outfit. Most people prefer to wear cufflinks in relatively formal social settings. However, you can also add playfulness to your sports jackets by choosing causal cufflinks like batman cufflinks, navigator compass cufflinks, baseball cufflinks, bullet cufflinks etc.

The bottom-line is that there are no hard and fast rules to wearing luxury mens cufflinks. Just wear them when you wish to do so.

Types of Cufflinks?

Some of the classic mens cufflinks types are:

Ball Back:

Curved post with a small, heavy ball opposite the decorative head with slightly looser fastening than hinged cufflinks.

Bullet Back:

Quite similar to whale back cufflinks, but closing mechanism varies with the metal nesting inside the frame. It also has a hollow frame of the post.

Chain Back:

Connected with two chain heads (usually identical) by a short length of elegant chain in the chain cufflinks for men.

Whale Back:

Flat head, straight post and a ‘whale tail’ that flips flat against the post. They are simple and have an easy to use working mechanism.

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Things to consider when choosing cufflinks?

Purpose/ Occasion:

As we know that stylish mens cufflinks can be worn for both formal and informal occasions. However, it can make a difference while choosing the colors, such as muted colors- silver, black and blue with small crystals with formal meetings/parties and for informal dinners, or fancy dress parties, settle with the designs that have crystals and louder colors.


The safest colors for the cufflinks are Silver, White, Black and Blue, especially when you’re giving it in a gift to somebody. These are the safe colors that accommodate easily with various colors. Although, the apt way to choose a cufflink is to match shirts.

Interest / Preference:

Based on an individual’s interests and preferences, use the cool mens cufflinks accordingly, say superheroes cufflinks, cards cufflinks, billiards cufflinks, ludo cufflinks, chess cufflinks, Rubik’s cube, iPhone cufflinks etc.

So, if some of your questions got answered here, then visit Tistabene online artificial jewellery shopping portal that houses a plethora of stylish mens cufflinks in unique designs and patterns for both formal as well as casual occasions specially designed to meet your requirements for various purposes based on interests and preferences.


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