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Cufflinks - For Gentlemen and Ladies

Updated on November 7, 2014

Cufflinks or buttons?

I can remember many years ago meeting friends of my parents and thinking how awesome the men could look just by adding cufflinks to their shirts instead of little plain matching buttons.

I think cufflinks can be such a statement piece and instantly add sophistication to a gentleman.

When I met my husband it didn't take me long to realise he wasn't someone who adorned himself with jewelry. The only piece of jewelry he wore was a watch. Sometimes just a cheap functional watch, but he knew that when the occasion arose a smart watch would say a lot about you.

After we married he was keen to wear a wedding ring. Not one that matched mine, just a plain wedding band to adorn his finger.

For years he would buy me lovely jewelry, which I appreciated, but jewelry was not something he needed or wanted for himself until I bought him a shirt that required cufflinks. No buttons on the cuffs at all.

I wasn't sure which style of cufflinks he would want, would he be happy with a pair of gold cufflinks or would he prefer a paid of colored silk cufflinks to match his suit and shirt. I needn't have worried, he was thrilled to wear gold cufflinks. He now has an array of cufflinks for various occasion, some whimsical, some specially chosen to match the occasion. He feels good about himself when he's wearing his cufflinks. I think they empower him during important presentations and speeches. Nothing too ostentatious, just sophisticated.

We have now moved mostly into shirts that require cufflinks instead of buttons at the cuffs and he is able to express his personality or how he feels that day with his cufflinks.

When dear oldest child turned 18 recently I decided that it would be a wonderful idea to start his collection of cufflinks. Like his father he doesn't wear jewelry, just a watch of which he has a nice little collection. Would he want to wear cufflinks of would he see them as something "old people wear". Nothing to worry about. He loves wearing his cufflinks and it's not the first time he has crept into his father's cufflink box to see what he can borrow.

Of course nothing too showy for an 18 year old, but just something to let him know he has a choice. The good thing according to him is that girls notice them....

Remember cufflinks aren't just for special occasions they can be worn every day, and I have noticed that more and more ladies shirts now have the option of using with cufflinks. Hooray.

Let's find out

Do you prefer cufflinks or buttons on your shirt?

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @ManipledMutineer: Thank you, that's very kind of you to say so.

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      ManipledMutineer 5 years ago

      Great introduction!

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      MiaMusement 5 years ago

      I like the hour glass cuff links a lot.

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      RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

      Enjoyed your selections!

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      chris1402 5 years ago

      I love double cuff shirts & links - classy!.

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @Camden1: It's only something I've seen in recent years.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      I love the way men look in cufflinks. I haven't seen ladies cufflinks before - they're stunning!

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @TransplantedSoul: If done right, it can easily add a quick element of 'class'.

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      These are a simple little addition to dress things up.