‘THE ULTIMATE CUFFZLINKS GUIDE’
THE ULTIMATE CUFFZLINK GUIDE will familiarize you with all the different kinds of cufflinks, as well as how to match and wear them, and everything in between.
Let’s get technical now. Knowing the cufflink parts help you understand how they function while they keep you looking smart.
The Face is the hallmark of the cufflink’s character, it can be a gemstone, pearl, or any other attractive material.
The Post goes through the cuff holes and is attached to the toggle
And the Toggle is where the cufflinks slip into the cuff slits.
Different cufflinks attach differently. Let’s have a look at what’s out there, and everything you need to know to pick the right pair.
The toggle mechanism securing the cuffs is shaped like a whale’s tail, hence the name. These links are both practical and popular.
Use whaleback cufflinks by slipping the toggle in upright position through the holes of your cuffs. Simply flip the toggle back and your cufflink will stay nice
The rear of these features a ball, attached to the decorative face by either a chain or curved post.
Use ball return cufflinks by tilting and pushing the smaller side through your cuff holes before straightening.
THE BULLET BACK
The bullet shaped toggle says ‘ease of use’.
Bullet back cufflinks are mechanically similar to whaleback cufflinks, slipping the toggle in upright position through the holes of your cuffs. Simply flip the toggle back and your cufflink will stay nice
Stud cufflinks are generally no larger than a blazer buttons, they draw minimal attention. Nonetheless it can make a bold impression.
Use stud or button style cufflinks by tilting the bottom part to the side and slip through. Pretty much the way you button a shirt.
CHAIN LINK CUFFLINKS
The most classical cufflinks, existing before the Industrial Revolution. They’re made of two faces attached by a chain.
Use chain cufflinks by simply inserting one side through the cuffs at an appropriate angle and then straighten.