Nick Marmol, Creative Director of PORTERO.com, shares some tips and ideas for wearing cufflinks, like a dapper gentleman.
For the lover of French (also known as Double) cuffs, cufflinks are a great way to showcase personality with a small accessory. A gentleman should have at least three or four pair of cufflinks in his arsenal. Cufflinks are considered formal accessories, so wearing them every day is not necessary; unless you’re the boss of a big corporation, then you can wear them as often as you’d like. For most people, wearing them only sparingly will make them seem like small treasures at your wrist.
Just like pocket squares, cufflinks should compliment the outfit, but not outshine it. Think of cufflinks as salt, used to enhance the flavor of a meal, but not overpower it. The most important thing to remember when picking cufflinks to wear is to bear in mind what you’re wearing with them. If you’re wearing color cufflinks wear a matching tie, pocket square, tie tack, or even socks. And if you’re wearing other jewelry or watches, making sure they match will make for an overall polished uniform finish.
Below are our five favorite cufflinks on PORTERO.com
1. Gold Rolex Cufflinks $5,800. These 18k yellow gold cuff links are the perfect accessory to go with your vintage Rolex watch. These cufflinks are rare and very unique. The chain link design is a more traditional style of cufflinks, and is also more special because the design shows on both sides of the cuff, and why wouldn’t you want to showcase these gold cufflinks twice?
2. Bvlgari Gold and Onyx Cufflinks $1,770. If you like elegant yet understated designer jewelry, these Bulgari cufflinks are for you. They feature a bullet back, making them one of the most secure types of cufflinks, ensuring they stay in place.
3. Vintage Gold and Coral Cufflinks $895. The pop of Mediterranean red coral upgrades any old boring work shirt. These cufflinks feature an easy-to-use toggle closure, which will ensure they stay securely in place.
4. Deakin & Frances Chess Cufflinks $6,395. Established in 1786, these fine handmade English cufflinks have been made by the same family for 7 generations. They feature whale back closure, which locks against the cuff of the shirt, making them easy to handle.
5. Vintage Bull and Bear Cufflinks and Tie Tack Set $2,895. For the Wall Street finance guy with the big personality, these are a must wear to that important board meeting. Worn alone or together with the tie tack, these cufflinks are definitely a conversation starter piece.