The History And Usage Of Cufflinks
The cufflinks history starts with the 17th century monarch King Charles II, who had a flair for both form and function and also he was the beginner of modern cufflink fashion. As for that day a high fashionable man should wear shirts with lacy fronts and cuffs. A string was used to tie the cuff closed around the wrist. But King Charles used an ornamental button to pin the cuff in his coat to show more of the lace in his shirt sleeve. Later on this method was modified and the ornamental buttons changed in to modern cufflinks. Today’s modern cufflink functions are as of the olden ones the only additional quality is the glossy appearance.
The main use of cufflinks is to keep the shirt cuff around the wrist. Now in this modern world the buttons in men’s shirt cuffs serves as well as the cufflinks.
But when we want to wear cufflink, compulsorily we need a shirt with “French cuffs” or “double cuffs”. Shirts with single cuff were never taken off.
When we wear a French cuffs shirt, the first thing what we will notice is the extra material at the end of the sleeves. Sometimes it will threaten us by coming even to swallow our hands. But it is designed to be like that. What we can do to change this will be just fold this extra cloth over the bottom of the sleeve to make a nice cuff. At the outside of this cuff there will be two buttonholes in front and back sides both at the top and bottom of each side. When we line up those buttonholes in to the cufflink, the cuffs tie together to close around the wrist.
We can’t estimate a sharp man through his apparels, but in matching. When we wear gold or silver cufflinks select matching wristwatch also. But if the wrist watch is of leather band, then metal only matches with it.
When considering the cufflinks based on color be sure it matches the tone of your shirt. For a statement select the tie also to match your cufflink color.
When we use the cufflinks in a dinner jacket especially for an evening and then match your cufflinks to your white inner shirt or with dark outer jacket. Now the fashion changes, so wear metal cufflinks made of gold or silver to match your dinner jacket.
When attending a wedding ceremony notice what others dressing for the party and wear the same toned dresses but not changing much of the rules. One simple tip will be match the cufflinks with wristwatch, ring and with shirt or jacket.