Jewellery and accessories for men has for the last 10 years almost exploded in both supply and demand, and today the clock as the only piece of jewelry a thing of the past. Nothing bad about these options, but today we want to focus on a couple of real classics: Manchettknapparna.
Sales of cufflinks is not what it once was. At a time when dark suit, black shoes and French cuff belonged to everyday life was a matter of course in all of men’s cufflinks wardrobe. A discreet and elegant finish on the double cuff that depending on income or asset could vary from the humble manschettknopar in fabric to the expensive option in Platinum. Together with e.g. handkerchief, they were one of the few details which man could get away with a little playful or flamboyant touches even to dark suit.
Both the dress code dark suit and Tuxedo consists originally of shirts with double or French cuff which is called even if they now are considered to be more room for their own interpretation. When most people today wear the shirt to uddakavaj or maybe just a pair of chinos or jeans make shirts with simple cuff is clearly overrepresented in the current range. However, we would like to say that just as all men should own a dark suit, a pair of black shoes and a white shirt should also have a nice pair of cufflinks for formal occasions.
Cufflinks has been a very effective way for companies to advertise their brand as it often still perceived to be relatively subtle. More or less every time companies offer options in the same material as their watches with either the logo or text. We like best about cuff links with such a clean and uncluttered design as possible. Having a personal expression with a symbol or initials in all glory but skip the cliché classics with playing cards, clockwork and spexiga details.
What are the options of cufflinks to look after? Just like the style rule that one should match the color of the leather such as shoes and belt, there is a perception that metals should be combined in the same way. Here, we think that in both cases it can be very nice, but far from a style offense to refrain from.
To take it so far as to insist that munkskornas buckles go in the same tone that belt, watch and cufflink, rather give a övermatchat and studied impression. However, the clock and the cufflinks placed so close together that a difference in hue becomes more at substantial.
The easiest way is, of course, watches and cufflinks in white metal. This can te x steel, silver, white gold and Platinum, but problems are combined with each other. Also maschettknappar with elements of both steel and gold can be interesting when they work perfectly, even for almost all types of watches.
A match that will be more difficult, however, is yellow and rose gold. This can in some cases be different as much in tone and intensity that it almost cut out between accessories.
You do not have to worry about material matching at all there is of course the cufflinks in other materials such as knots in cloth or coloured metal.
One of the most classic cufflinks in the shape of a knot in metal. Discreet and stylish in gold and silver.
Watch brands have long used the cufflinks that upsell. Here from Patek Philippe who has his Calatravakors in the same shade as the bells.
Cufflink of silver from Hermès with hints of wood.
Cufflinks in gold with green and blue Stingray that gives the wearer two models in one depending on which side you choose to wear out.
British Dunhill with a motorinspirerad cufflink reminiscent of a bilratt.
Gold plated cufflinks from Monsieur Fox with its characteristic Fox.
Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & co. pared down and refined, for example, Smoking.
So called Manschettknopar in fabric are a cheap and fun alternative if you want to wear the shirt with double cuff.
Daniel Craig as Agent 007 in latest film Downpours. Here with the cufflinks from Tom Ford.
Or why not Sean Connery’s subtle choice of cufflinks in gold from the 1960 ‘s Bond movies.
Swedish Skultunas cooperation with Lino Ieluzzi which resulted in a series of cufflinks in silver with Linos’s legendary “7”.
That said, the Bell companies are often diligent when it comes to this area. Audemars Piguet sells including cufflinks with the same shape and tavelstruktur as their most famous clock: Royal Oak. Nothing wrong with either clock or button but together it all well övermatchat if you ask us.