Monday, October 13, 2008

Cufflink Backings - A Quick How-To - Part 1

You've buttoned up your French cuffed shirt and are ready to look the part of what GQ deems the 21st Century Gentleman. You clutch your handpicked cufflinks and confusion sets in, what do you do?

Just as unique as the faces of cufflinks can be, the backings can be just as compelling. History tells us that men used to apply string or a chain to connect to fasten cufflinks. Luckily for us, designers have made wearing cufflinks an effortless act of style.

For the most part, modern cufflink backings fall under a handful of possibilities. Over the next week, we will highlight one of the 6 most common cufflink backings and the best way to put them on.

Starting with today - The Bullet Backing

The most common of the backings & arguably the easiest to put on. This backing is constructed with bullet shaped capsule that is suspended between two posts. The bullet can be flipped on its axis to manipulate it through the button holes in the cuff, and then flipped horizontal to secure the cufflink on the shirt. Featured here in sterling silver.

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