Smarten Up Your Look By Fastening Up

If you feel that your look has become too casual, then it’s time to experiment with cufflinks to keep you looking sharp and stylish.

Most men will admit to having rather a limited cufflink collection. Perhaps a formal pair that they wear to boardroom meetings or as a wedding guest. And another couple of jokey pairs that they’ve received as stocking fillers or as a thoughtful Father’s Day gift from their kids. But unlike generations past, where gentlemen took pride in looking smart as often as possible, modern men haven’t been so keen to commit to decorating their sleeves with cufflinks. However, things are set to change, and cufflinks are back!

The Demise Of The Tie

One reason that cufflinks are fashionable once again is because the tie has faded significantly in popularity. Seen as uncomfortable, and unnecessary, only a third of British office workers are thought to wear a tie to work these days. In corporate culture, the introduction of dress-down Fridays has shown management that employees are perfectly capable of doing their work looking less formal, and staple attire such as the tie has been dismissed. However, since ditching this garment, many men are looking for a way to look polished and sharp whilst comfortable and that’s where heads have been turning towards cufflinks.

Impress With Cufflinks

If you’re looking to dazzle, then along with a smart watch, you can’t go wrong by accessorising with a luxury pair of Deakin & Francis cufflinks. Whether you need to impress a potential employer at an interview, or want to come across as being suave and sophisticated to a romantic love interest, it’s all in the details. And cufflinks are a stunning detail which can really help your personality to shine.

With such a range of cufflinks on the market, there’s a pair for every individual and every occasion. You might opt for something that combines well with your favourite tie, or else perhaps pick a more luxurious pair with a special gem that catches everyone’s eye as you sit across from them. Like many types of fashion collections such as shoes, watches or other types of jewellery, there’s really no limit to the number of cufflinks you can own. You may find that you’re quickly hooked once you start paying attention to this striking accessory.

Wearing Cufflinks Well

Of course, your cufflinks are only going to work for you, if you wear them properly. The first step is to assess whether your shirt actually requires cufflinks. If the cuffs are either doubles, or don’t have buttons on them, then there is no need for cufflinks in this case. If you’re disappointed with this, then you can always select a different shirt. However, French cuffs are synonymous with more formal dress shirts, and as they’re designed to be folded back on themselves, cufflinks are needed to fasten them into place.

At a black tie event, it’s usually a good idea to stick to classic colours, rather than anything too extraordinary. You can inject a little more personality into your design choice at a function such as a wedding or a night out at the casino, by experimenting with varying shapes and shades.

The great thing about cufflinks is that if you’re just getting to know this fashion accessory, then you don’t need to have a huge budget to play around a bit and find a style that works for you. Although there are extremely high-end cufflinks available that run into the thousands, you can also pick up a stylish pair from many high-street chains or independent jewellers for under £100. So, if you’re looking for a simple way to smarten up your look, then why not have a browse?