An inconspicuous accessory, cufflinks add a touch of sophistication to your business look. We’ve selected a few that will significantly up your game.
By Nolan Lewis
Men often complain that there’s not much they can do to dress up formal wear. Not true. While there are a few rigid parameters, especially when it comes to choices within formal wear, there is a lot that a man can do to stand out ina crowd of formal wear simply by accessorising his ensemble well. Something as benign as the right wristwatch, lapel pin or cufflinks can enhance even the plainest attire.
Cufflinks especially reflect a certain vintage charm, and often modern men simply forget to include them in their business wear. Nevertheless, the metallic gleam of a jewel against a shirtsleeve conveys an understated power and sophistication, which automatically commands the respect and admiration of one’s peers.
A simple rule while donning these twins—keep it subtle. Excessively chunky and heavy cuffs can look Mafioso and bring to mind images of pub landlords. While buying the right pair requires some thought and a planned investment, cufflinks can also serve as male heirlooms that can be passed down for generations to come. Keeping that in mind, we’ve selected a few for you.
Gucci Silver Cufflinks in Marina Chain Motif
Matte and masculine, these cufflinks feature Gucci’s trademark Marina Chain motif. Made in Italy, these elegant cuffs are made of sterling silver with a black palladium finish. Perfect for almost any occasion, these cuffs add a polished finish to your look and can we born to both work and a social do. The versatility of this item makes it a winner!
Available at: Gucci.com
Max Lang’s Personalised Signet Cufflinks
Nothing speaks of individuality more than an accessory monogrammed with your initials. And Max Lang personalises your cufflinks according to your wishes. These custom-made cut-out letter cufflinks are handcrafted one pair at a time in sterling silver with your initials raised signet style on an antiqued background. They are also available in 14 karat gold by special request.
Available at: Maxlang.com
Ralph Lauren Martini Glass Cufflinks
Quirky and eccentric, these innovative pieces are just right for the office party, where you want to tone down the dress code and make room for some playfulness. Shaped like martini glasses, these sterling silver cufflinks attract both attention and a good laugh. Made in England, the cufflinks are presented in a signature Ralph Lauren embossed box that can also makesfor a perfect gift for your male colleague. Dapper, these work best with semi-formal evening wear.
Available at: Ralphlauren.com
Louis Vuitton Damier Knot Cufflinks
There’s an artistic element that is open to interpretation in this clever creation. You can quiz your colleagues just to see if they can get it right. Inspired by the Pateki puzzle invented by Gaston-Louis Vuitton in the 1920s, the classic Damier pattern is deconstructed into a sleek visual explosion. The cufflinks are palladium finished brass metal and have the enviable LV initials engraved on one side of the Pateki and on the cufflinks’ clips. These are sure to draw more than their share of envious looks.
Available at: Louisvuitton.com
Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Antique Silver Cufflinks
Offset your formal look with these meticulously finished cuff links. An elegant study in small-scale design, these precision-crafted pieceshave been made of hand-woven strands of silver, inspired by the iconic Intrecciato motif that has become synonymous with Bottega Veneta over the years. Crafted from silver, these cufflinks have an understated beauty and a quiet simplicity.
Available at: Bottegaveneta.com
Boucheron Quatre Black Edition Cufflinks
The Quatre Black Edition Cufflinks are designed for the man of mystery with a sense of rock and roll. The sort who is equally at ease in the boardroom and at a bar. Part of a men’s bridal series, the collection also includes wedding bands of a similar design. A playful combination of white gold and black PVD set on 11-carat onyx sticks, this model conveys sophistication teamed up with sinfulness.
Available at: Boucheron.com
Jacob & Co Canary Diamond Cufflinks
Bow your head in respect to the most expensive cufflinks in the world. Jacob & Co‘s Emerald Cut Canary Diamond Octagon cufflinks are crafted from 18-carat white gold, with a centerpiece made up of 20-carat and 21-carat canary yellow diamonds, surrounded by 10.76 carats of additional white diamond baguettes. They also feature a diamond encrusted whale flip-back closure. Known for their bespoke bling, this celebrity jeweller is favoured by personalities such as Jay Z, David Beckham, and Madonna.
Available at: Jacobandco.com
*All prices in US Dollars