For too long, cufflinks have served as an afterthought to the modern gentleman’s wardrobe. And yet, these literally-named, practical accessories not only serve an invaluable purpose, but can also elevate a gentleman’s attire from the commonplace to the conversation-starting.
So, if you’re looking to get a little more adventurous with your sleeves this season, then look no further for a round-up of the best pairs to buy. Because, when it comes to matters of sartorial flair, the devil really is in the detail.
Add a splash of colour
If you’re looking to brighten up your black tie or spruce up your office suit, adding a dash of colour is the simplest surefire way to add interest to your cuffs.
So, whether you’re looking for a some star-shaped statement pieces or a flash of brilliant blue, here are a few of our favourites.
Kiki McDonough Raspberry and Royal Blue Coco Cufflinks
Deakin & Francis 18ct gold round cufflinks with sapphire and crystal
Kiki McDonough Red Diamond Star Cufflinks
Change your spots...
If you’re looking to outdo your last outfit, why not experiment with patterned accessories? And there’s no safer place to start than with the humble polka dot. Simple yet effective, these spotty additions are ideal for adding a dash of personality to your otherwise super-smart get-up.
Turnbull & Asser Spotted Navy And White Silver Enamelled Cufflinks
Deakin & Francis Yellow Gold Mother of Pearl and Sapphire Cufflinks
Longmire Basket Blue Enamel Cufflinks
Stick to silver and gold...
If everything that glitters above has left you feeling a little outside of your comfort zone, don’t worry. We sympathise. After all, it can be difficult for a traditional gentleman, and one well-accustomed to his working uniform, to embrace a bolder, brighter brand of accessory.
Handily, timeless precious metals will never do you wrong and will always be there to help you see you through any sartorial scrapes of squeezes.
Pangolin Shield Cufflinks in 18ct Gold
Patrick Mavros Walking Lion Cufflinks
Patek Philippe Calatrava Cross Cufflinks
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