How to Choose Good Cufflinks?

THE CATEGORIES

The trimmings

These cufflinks usually cotton or silk exist in different shapes (round, cylinder, square …) with a great choice of colors (solid, bicolor …). Their low cost allows increased and easily match them to all her outfits. Nevertheless, the tissue remains weaker than steel.

Fixed buttons

Also very common, and more difficult to put the swivel head cufflinks, they offer the advantage of sometimes be double sided or reversible.

The hinged cuff

Their practical closure allows well bring the two parts of the wrist musketeer.

Pressure cuff

Much less common today, they were widely used between 1920 and 1930 with cuffs at wrists, also known starched cuffs, very rigid and therefore that did not allow to wear buttons too big or too flexible cuffs.

Swivel head cufflinks

He is the type most common cufflinks currently practice with flip clasp. This category is divided into an infinity of materials, colors and shapes of classical to original.

The chain with cufflinks

Less common today, these buttons have the advantage of being dual. They may be more difficult to according to their sizes. They are found in the collections of Christopher Simpson, Toye Kenning & Spencer or Deakin and Francis. For purists, this is the only type of cuff that can be worn.

 

 

MATERIAL

Brass cufflinks

Composed mainly of copper and zinc, this material allows a great diversity in the shapes of cufflinks.

The silver cufflinks

This precious metal offers great malleability and a durability over time.

Gold Cufflinks

At current gold prices, creating gold cufflinks succession of fine jewelry.

The rhodium plated cufflinks

This rare steel has the distinction of being stainless, which keeps the silver appearance longer your cufflinks.

Cufflinks vermeil

This is a precious metal consisting of a solid silver base coated with gold. We find this material in offset and gourmet creations of Diane Navacelle.

The palladium cufflinks

This silver-white precious metal is part of the platinum group. It has the distinction of not reacting with oxygen at room temperature and therefore does not tarnish. It is also used for the composition of the white gold (gold alloy, copper, palladium and silver).There are also black palladium obtained by chemical reaction.

The pearl cufflinks

Collected within certain mollusc shells, mother of pearl allows for delicate cufflinks can have different colors from yellow to purple.

Cuff-plated gunmetal

Also called “gunmetal”, that metal anthracite gray or brown also brings a modern twist to cufflinks.

Crystal cufflinks

This material is rarely used because very fragile. It is found in the creations of Robert Tateossian or Geraldine Valluet.

HOW TO MATCH?

The elegance and style of a holding resulting from the subtle mix of all the elements that compose it: shirt, pants, jacket, tie, but also belt, shoes, cufflinks, shows etc. See the flowing advices collected by psyknowhow.com.

Depending on its accessories

The material must be matched with other accessories in the holding: the watch and other jewelry and belt buckle. All these must normally be of the same material or otherwise, of the same color (eg gold and gold metal or silver, aluminum and silver plated). Note that an alliance of normally reduced its size, is generally not considered. So, if you wear a gold watch case, your cufflinks will also be golden.

Also note that you can quite match the color of your cufflinks with the color of your watch strap.

Depending on the colors of the outfit

First, note that the color of the cuff is not determined by its material (gold, silver, metal etc.), but by its pattern.

Recall: the color of your cufflinks must agree with that of another component/accessory to your outfit like the tie, belt, socks or shoes (shoes and belt to be of the same color).

To match his cufflinks her outfit is better to choose their color in meeting one of the following three principles.

The tonal

The color of your cufflinks is identical to that of your shirt, the only luminance varies (lighter or darker).

Analogous colors

The color of your cufflinks and your shirt is different, but very close on the color wheel.

Complementary colors

The color of your cufflinks and your shirt are opposite on the color wheel.