How to find cool cufflinks
For centuries, cufflinks have become a symbol of style and masculinity, a sense of decency and a touch of fashion into the once gray world of men’s clothing. Nowadays they not only represent the proper manners in wearing a costume but can truly make a difference in terms of fashion, style, and social status. However, finding the right pair of cufflinks to go with your suit may be a troubling business. With so many options available on the market it is hard to keep track to fashion suggestions. Not to mention most men hate shopping and would do anything for this painful experience to be over
For those who do not have the necessary time to go through shops and jewelry stores to find the right pair of cufflinks, we hope that our following comprehensive shopping guide will be of some assistance. There are numerous aspects to be taken into consideration whenever trying to find the perfect accessories and we are about to reveal the most important aspects of this business for all men to understand. Forget everything you need to know and step into a world of fashion, style, and manhood.
How we chose the coolest cufflinks
Although there are numerous things to consider whenever shopping for such necessary accessories, we consider the following as being the most relevant in our buying guide.
Establishing a budget
Believe it or not, men cufflinks could get extremely expensive, sometimes even more costly than the suit itself. The main reason is that there is a wide variety on the market, with both luxury brands and renowned jewelry houses designing the most daring models of cufflinks. But if you want to make sure you scored the coolest cufflinks we suggest you take your budget into consideration as well. A decent pair of cufflinks will cost you anywhere between thirty dollars and a couple of hundred dollars, depending on the materials used, the quality of the materials and, apparently, the chosen design or brand. However, if you want to get exclusivist, we can assure you there are hundreds of models costing thousands of dollars waiting for you to spend your money on them.
But no matter what you choose, make sure it fits the style of your suit and shirt. Price is not the definitory element when building a cool outfit, and you should also consider other aspects, especially when shopping for cufflinks.
Probably the most important aspect of a cool pair of cufflinks is the design chosen. There are dozens of possible styles, and you need to know exactly which one will best match your suit. We suggest you think about your personality and try to define your style. If you like a classic style, then we obviously advise you to go for the classic rectangular design and a matte finish. Classic designs also come in regular choices of color, so don’t expect to choose between more than silver and black. The round-cut is also an elegant and classic choice although it best matches shirts rather than tuxedos or suit jackets.
On the other hand, if you have a funny, more vivid personality and like a little bit of anarchy, you can choose from various reinterpreted designs of the cufflinks. The skull cufflinks may seem a bit dark at the beginning, but they definitely match a rocker attitude and personality.
The perfect occasion
We suggest you have at least two-three sets of cufflinks suitable for multiple occasions on your social agenda. Clearly, different events require different dress codes and other accessories, so you should really be careful of the event you are going to attend
Black-tie events like balls, galas or classic parties require a formal dressing and subtle accessories. We recommend you to pick a pair of classic cufflinks with a classic cut and made of qualitative materials.
Less formal events like parties or dance balls deserve adding a bit of your personality into the outfit, including choosing cooler accessories. We suggest opting for sparkling, shiny or colorful cufflinks with funny, funky or cool designs of your choice. It is the time to get crazy and what better way to express your fun personality if not through a pair of cool cufflinks? The options are unlimited, but we suggest you pick up the Captain America set, guaranteed to make you feel like a superhero all night long.
The materials used
Last but not least, another essential aspect when opting for cool men cufflinks is the materials used to design them. Again, you have to pick the materials of the cufflinks to compliment your outfit perfectly. Make sure they always match the color and fabrics of your suit.
The materials used to create a perfect pair of cufflinks definitely influence the overall price of the product. Stainless steel items are the most common ones and, with a classic silver or black design, will certainly not cost you more than a few dozens of dollars.
Expect precious materials and embellishments to raise the price of your cufflinks. If they are made from precious metals such as silver or gold, they will inevitably cost you more. Add in a few crystals, diamonds or rare pearls and the price can surely reach a couple of thousands of dollars. It is also the case of a pair of exquisite cufflinks made from rare Mother of Pearl and 18k Platinum which will unmistakably make the perfect gift for every luxury lover.
But there is no use in flashing an incredibly expensive pair of cufflinks unless you have the perfect occasion; otherwise, you will just attract negative reviews. So, unless your social life requires constant movie premiers or high-end parties, we suggest you stick to the less flashy cufflinks made from cheaper, yet reasonably stylish materials.
If you positively want something tasteful, elegant and to match all your suits we suggest you opt for a stainless steel design with velour on top.
Our last mention on the buying guide is the name of the brand or designer producing the cufflinks. Newage cufflinks come with printed monograms on the cufflinks and become extremely popular, especially among the younger generation.