Cufflinks can be worn with single cuffs or with doubled-back cuffs. The double-back cuffs have two holes on either side of the opening, which should line up one atop the other.
To fasten the cuff, the holes on both side of the cuff opening are lined up, the cufflink is inserted through. This turns the hemmed edges of the cuff opening outward from the wrist, one atop the other. To fasten the cuff sides overlapping is not wrong.
What materials are used for cufflinks? The cufflinks can be made of almost anything, and ornamented with everything from precious stones to repurposed novelty junk. For cufflinks that have no other decorative materials, the favorite colors are gold, silver and platinum. Other popular materials include: carbon fiber, crystal, enamel, glass, gunmetal, mother-of-pearl, onyx, precious stone, rose gold, silk, stainless steel, sterling silver, titanium. We shall present these materials.
Carbon fiber is a strong, contemporary, popular and very common material for cufflinks. Crystal is a common choice for sparkling cufflinks. Enamel is a popular material for color and gloss, smooth, shiny surface. Glass is versatile and affordable. Gunmetal is an alloy of copper, zinc and tin. Mother-of-pearl is a glossy material from seashells also used for shirt buttons for formal and semiformal outfits.
Onyx is a form of quartz, with shades of white, blue, purple and black for formal wear. Precious stones are from diamonds, emeralds, rubies, opal. Rose gold is an alloy of gold and copper. Silk is a common option for knot and cord cufflinks, but it is less formal than stone or metal. Stainless steel is a simple and practical solution for business wear. Sterling silver is shiny. Titanium is a durable option for cufflinks.
What about locking dual-action cufflinks? This uses a hinge mechanism similar to the closure of metal watchband. All is about the hinge, as the cufflink swings open, the smaller end is slipped through the opening, and cufflink is swung shut once more.
This is a contemporary style. It is one of the easiest way to use and most secure styles available. The knot cufflinks are similar to chain link, they have flexible length, being made of soft cord rather than metal. The irregular surface makes it a more casual style, especially when multiple colors are involved.
As a conclusion, cufflinks are a sort of jewelry for men and for boys used to secure the cuffs of the shirts. They can be manufactured from different materials, such stone, glass, metal, precious metal or any combinations. Their designs vary with traditional double-panel, consisting of short post or chain connecting two disc-shaped decorated parts.
There are whale-back and toggle-back cufflinks with decorated face for one side and the other side shows the swivel-bar. All men and boys have the choice to select any type of cufflinks they prefer and need for special occasions, so they have to buy them from the stores where the offers are large and prices are for their pockets.