Since the Mid 1600s, cufflinks have been worn to hold the cuffs on gentlemen, replacing ribbons or ties that would previously have held the shirt cuffs together.
But it was not until the mid 1800s that cufflinks became a popular item to be worn, often with matching buttons. The dignitary would have 2 different types of wear; suits during the day and dress tails in the evening showing wealth and status with more elaborate cufflinks and studs (buttons).
There are 2 main types of fittings for cufflinks: T-bar & Double chain design.
Which design is easier to wear depends whether you’re dressing yourself or being dressed. T-bars are simpler to put through the cuffs, but perhaps a little stiff when worn, whereas the chain link double cuff can be a little awkward to apply yourself. It requires practice but are generally more comfortable to wear.
We have a large range of both new and vintage cufflinks in 9ct & 18ct gold, and sterling silver. Starting from just £95.00, we have classic plain links that can be personalised, enamel and novelty designs to suit every taste and budget.