Friday, November 21, 2008

Silk knots are a form of cufflinks that are commonly substituted for the more standard cufflinks made from metal. They are also known as monkey fist, monkey balls or turk head's. These names stem from types of knots they look very similar to.

A Paris shirt maker by the name Charvet is credited with their introduction to the fashion industry in the early 20th century. According to The New York Times they were "quite the style."

Silk knots are made using elastic silk and intertwined to create two separate knots at each end of the piece. When worn you push each side though the cuff so the balls of silk are on the outside of the cuff.

Silk knots are most widely accepted in Europe and Asia. Some see silk knots as less fashionable, however, leading voices on men's fashion like GQ strongly disagree. "Silk knots—often called monkey’s fists—are cheap, elegant, and handy, and they come in an incredible range of colors. There’s no reason they can’t be worn on more formal occasions, although when you’re in black tie it’s nice to have links that match your studs."

Silk Knots come in a variety of colors and can be worn to raise awareness for certain social situations we have all been faced with.

Pink for Brest Cancer

Red for HIV/AIDS

Yellow for POW/MIA and general armed forces support.

Silk knots are available in assortments of colors.

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