Friday, November 27, 2009's Cyber Weekend Sale

Happy Thanksgiving to all. I hope Turkey Day was filled with great food, family, friends and the anticipation of wacky holiday sales. From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, I have seen a fare share over-the-top deals, from $199 laptops to $3.99 DVDs. Not to be outdone,, is having a CyberWeekend exclusive. Starting tonight at midnight, you can visit and you will find 5 of the best selling cufflinks for 1 low price of $9.99. The sale starts tonight and ends Monday or while supplies last. Now, the link will not work until tonight, so if you click on the link and get sent to the home page, you are checking too soon!

It is a great way to stock up on cufflinks for yourself and the perfect holiday gift!

Happy shopping.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Are You Ready For Some AFL Football?

By half time of last night's Sunday Night Football game between the Bears and Packers, I had hit a football coma. Between watching another crazy weekend of NCAA on Saturday and the opening weekend of NFL, I felt like a kid in a candy store who had eaten everything he could get his hands on. Only, unlike the kid in the candy store, I felt good. A little drowsy, but good. Adrian Peterson is dropping jaws, the Dallas Cowboys are winning, Tom Brady is back and football season is back, making all good with the world.

The first Monday Night Football games of the regular season are tonight and fittingly, they pit 4 AFL teams against each other. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the AFL, which merged with the NFL in 1970. The NFL has introduced the "legacy" collection re-introducing these wonderful logos. To mark the anniversary, has throw-back cufflinks featuring old AFL mainstays like the Titans of New York, the Houston Oilers and more.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Jeans & What Not To Wear

I love jeans, I actually wear them every day. I wear jeans so often that the tan leather seats in my car are stained blue from the constant presence of denim on them. Summers are annoyingly hot here in Texas, but August brings about many things, mainly football and the fall. And from NY to Dallas to LA, when cooler weather breezes in, a great look to compliment jeans is wearing a great sweater, blazer or sport coat. Wait a few weeks for the temperature to fall a bit and you will see well dressed men at dinner or up at the bar wearing jeans, a nicely pressed dress shirt and a sport coat with cufflinks peeking through the bottom of the cuffs.

Like with anything you wear, the sum is greater than the parts so make sure not to get in the mindset that just because you are wearing a dressier coat that you can skimp on the shoes or belt. Another fashion no-no I have come across is the suit jacket without the suit. Often called an orphaned jacket, suit jackets are made to be matched with their pant counterparts. In rare instances, if you are in a pinch, you can sometimes pair a solid color suit jacket with your casual look. But for the most part, the cut and button type of a suit coat are usually all wrong when paired with jeans.

Here is an answer posted from Esquire Fashion Director Nick Sullivan on the difference between a Blazer, Sport Coat and Suit Jacket -

In the U.S., blazer has come to mean anything that has sleeves and lapels and is worn with unmatched pants, but there are key differences between the three items you mention. In Europe and the tonier parts of the States — especially any place where messing about in boats is a big part of summer — a blazer [above, left] usually means a patch — pocket, navy — blue jacket with gold or (occasionally) silver buttons. The landlubberly sport coat [above, center], meanwhile, originally derived from the tweedy, robust coats worn while assisting in the untimely end of feathered or furry creatures. It had pockets with flaps, often an extra flapped ticket pocket, and was of softer construction than a suit jacket. As a modern fashion item, it should still retain the somewhat rustic, earthy look of its forebear (even when made in cashmere).

Finally, a suit jacket [above, right] will always be made of the finer stuff, i.e., worsted wool, and smooth to the touch. Still, all that said, it's rarely that cut — and — dried.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Last But Not Least!

How very true the saying "Last but not least" really is, especially when it comes to your accessories.

While they are certainly the last to be added, accessories have the power to pepper your outfit with sophistication and your own personal style.

A colorful tie is often seen as the best way to update your look. Instead of picking a color that is too bright for human eyes, why not just change the style of knot you wear? Simply try a new knot every few days - that old suit will breathe a breath of fresh air for a change, without actually changing anything!

Throw some Cufflinks in the mix! A pair of modern cufflinks that casts a brilliant shine over your entire ensemble will go a long way. After your shoes, cufflinks are the first thing a woman notices about your attire. You don't need 365 different cufflinks in your collection. A few distinguished pairs with inlays of genuine stones or bold enamels will do the trick.

Pocket squares and their fold can bring new life to your wardrobe. Great pocket squares can be found relatively cheap and spice up your apparel. Try the one-point fold for business and mix it up with other types of folds for a night out on the town.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

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If you post on our wall about your favorite men's accessory, we will send you a coupon code for $5 off any $50 purchase!

With weekly giveaways and a Cufflinks of the Day feature, you are certain to find something you like.

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This Day in History: July 2, 1937

In 1937, American aviator, Amelia Earhart, along with her navigator Frederick Noonan, was reported missing while flying over the Pacific Ocean.

The pair were attempting to fly around the world when something went wrong in what was said to be the hardest leg of the journey: Lae, New Guinea to Howland Island, a tiny island that sits 2,227 miles away.

Messages from Earhart were reported to the US Coast Guard cutter, Itasca, that the Lockheed, was lost and low on fuel. No trace of Earhart or Noonan was ever found.

Earhart was the first woman to ever receive the Distinguished Flying Cross for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Along with setting many other records, she was an establish author and played a key part in the foundation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.

To celebrate the greats of aviation click here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

2009 NBA Draft

NBA commissioner David Stern takes some time to pose with a few of the 2009 draftees.

Adorning prominent accessories, first draft pick, Blake Griffin, relaxes before the draft begins. His choice of matching his pocket square to his plum French cuff shirt is a good move. Paired with his silver tie bar, Griffin's dark ensemble injected with fresh color is a slam-dunk!

Number 4 draft pick, Tyeke Evans, will be adding a Kings jersey this season. Here you can see an elegant pinstripe suit can reach outside of the black and white box. His color wheel of choice was pink as he sports a striped dress shirt with complimenting tie and pocket square. Drafts have a tendency to show who is at the top of his game, on and off the court.

Representing Syracuse was Number 6 draft pick, Jonny Flynn. The Minnesota Timberwolves picked the 6-foot guard to join their team and maybe teach the rest of players a thing or two about how to assemble a suit with style and sophistication. It is hard to believe at just 20, he can see how attaching a simple accessory, like a tie clip, can create a sleek, polished look. Apparently in between conditioning Flynn has been keeping up with his style guides!

Top 10 draft picks
1 -Blake Griffin
A dominant physical presence with outstanding size and strength.

2 - Hasheem Thabeet
Imposing physical specimen who protects the basket.

3 - James Harden
One of the most complete players in the draft.

4 - Tyreke Evans
Excels at getting into the lane. Terrific ball-handler.

5 - Ricky Rubio
Processes the game a step ahead of everybody else.

6 - Jonny Flynn
Mature confident and quick point guard knows how to run a team

7 - Stephen Curry
Terrific off-balance shooter. Tremendous range.

8 - Jordan Hill
Productive scorer and rebounder who hasn't maxed out his potential

9 - DeMar DeRozan
Swingman with top-flight athleticism and a high motor.

10 -Brandon Jennings
Rare quickness and leaping ability. Good in traffic.

To see the rest of the 2009 draft picks click here.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Name This Designer!

Here at we like to help you out with as many ways to keep your look as fresh and up to date as possible. So with the help of our facebook team, we have a contest for the blog readers!

To visit our facebook page click here and tell us which designer you think the posted cufflinks are from. Be the first person to identify the designer and I will send you a coupon code for $5 off so you can add this pair, or any other on, to your collection.

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Timepiece 101

While you may know the best watch designers, do you know how they tick?

The best way to pick out a watch is to first understand its functionality and what components go into a good watch. Names can only get you so far, so let's take a dive into what lies behind the name of the watch you wear on your wrist.


The case is the chassis of a watch. Sometimes they are made with stainless steel, other times titanium.


This is the face of the timepiece, the glass disk that keeps the hand and dial safe from the elements. Crystals don't have to be made of crystal, they are often acrylic, mineral glass or sapphire. Sapphire is a great element in a watch because of its ability to resist scratching. Acrylic is most prone to little scratches, but it is also the easiest to buff. So it all boils down to what you prefer more.


The dial is the actual face of the watch, the canvas for the numbers and minute markers.


The crown is the small turning knob used to set the time, date and any other changing feature. Some crowns screw down when not in use, and others are designed to be pushed in.

Crown Guard

Designed in most sports watches, this part does just what it sounds like. Protecting the crown from damage due to the physical activity, which the watch was designed for.


The bezel of a watch can be fixed or rotatable depending on the design. Scuba divers often use an adjustable bezel to keep track of the amount of time they have been submerged by aligning the minute hand with the 00 on the bezel before descending.


The lugs in a watch secure the straps or bracelet of the watch that wrap around your wrist to the ticking clock.


This is the back of the watch that rests on your wrist. This is the piece that is usually removed in order to access the internal parts of the watch. Some designers use a clear back for the people who like to tinker and know how things operate.

Hour Markers

Bet you can guess this one! They are the dashes, dots or other various symbols used to indicate the hours that are not numbered.


While most of us learned what these puppies were back in the 1st grade, it is one of the most crucial pieces of a watch. Hands point to the minute and hour, allowing you to read your watch. Some feature a second hand for the man who needs to know exactly what time it is!

Date Windows

High quality watches almost always offer the date. It usually hangs out in the 3 o'clock position. The crown adjusts this function.


With watches that feature a date, a bubble that magnifies the numbers is often included to make the date more legible.


A bracelet wraps around your wrist to keep the time available at a moments notice. Bracelets tend to stick with durable metals like titanium and steel. The other option to a bracelet is a Strap.

A strap is most commonly made out of leather, but in the case of a sports watch or an underwater watch, rubber is often used.

And last, but most certainly not least, the Buckle or Clasp

This piece is crucial in keeping your watch snug. This is the hardware that connects the two straps or ends of the bracelet. The most common buckle is called a Tang. The tang is similar to a belt where a pin slides through a notch to the other side. There is also the deployant, which folds the buckle attached to both sides of the strap and snaps back into place. On a bracelet, the buckle is referred to as a clasp.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Newest Techie Addition

The newest techie addition to the cufflinks family has just arrived!

With the ability to run a small country through our phones in this day and age, why not show off your sophisticated, techie side with the Smart Phone Cufflinks! Drawing inspiration from the i-Phenomenon, cufflinks feature all of your favorite web apps on the face of one of the most beloved electronics in production.

The 3G S proved to be a hot ticket with more than 1 million sold in the first weekend alone. Grab its twin for your cuff. Complete with a silver plated setting and a bullet back, this pair will travel with you throughout your day in style.

Here is your chance to win a free pair. Become a fan of on Facebook and tell us about your favorite application. We will pick a winner at random and send you our newest product, The Smart Phone Cufflinks, for free! Is that an iPhone on your cuff? Why yes, yes it is...

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Skinny on Jackets

A coat is a coat is a coat right? Wrong!

So how do you distinguish between the 3 big coats of a mans wardrobe, the blazer, sport coat and suit jacket?

A blazer usually means a blue jacket with gold buttons like the one above. Blazers are also often double breasted.

The sport coat origins began with a robust material, like tweed with some added fur, but today a sport coat has flaps, often with an extra flapped ticket pocket, and looks like a softer construction of a suit jacket.

Suit jackets are made of higher quality materials like worsted wool and are smooth to the touch.

However, with the thousands of designers our fashion industry offers, many who follow the beat of their own drum, suit jackets, blazers and sport coats can be something out of the ordinary, so these are merely guidelines.