Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Video Game Guitar Cufflinks

Just added to the video game collection that has gamers everywhere on the edge of their boom chairs, cufflinks inspired by the cultural phenomenon, Guitar Hero.

Now you can take your whammy bar with you wherever you go and in style.

Each pair of cufflinks features the famous colored frets used in game play on the classic black and white guitar. Complete with a bullet backing, Guitar Video Game Cufflinks are perfect for the weekend axe slinger. Wear your rock star dreams on your sleeve with the Guitar Video Game Cufflinks from Cufflinks, Inc. Currently featured at www.CuffLinks.com.

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Guys and Pink

Pink in the 21st century can be seen everywhere. No matter where you are from you have heard the phrase 'pink is the new black.'

Women love pink because it looks great with almost any skin tone, it has a soothing effect on the eyes and it is very easy to coordinate with any color in your wardrobe.

But what about guys, is it socially acceptable for guys to wear pink?

Some guys wouldn't ever think of pink as a great ally in the fashion world. However, pink provides all the same effects on your wardrobe as it does for women. Pink is a great complimentary color for all of the traditional suit colors like navy, gray and black.

Pink also exudes a confidence in the wearer. It shows you aren't afraid to be noticed and adds a sensitive touch that everyone wants in a partner.

When in doubt look to mens fashion publications for guidance.

Nick Sullivan Fashion Director from Esquire answers your questions at Esquire.com.

Why do boys get the blue clothes and girls get the pink? I recently made the point that this wasn't always the case and have been trying to find out whether it's true. Can you help?

— Mitchell Miller, Milwaukee, Wis.

You're dead right. Until the middle of the 20th century, it was traditional for boys to be dressed in pink (a derivative of red, thought to be the most decisive, masculine color) and girls in light blue (which in Christian circles symbolizes virginity, with the Virgin Mary often depicted in light-blue robes). What caused the switch is hard to make out — we suspect it might have something to do with the appearance of Superman in his blue jumpsuit — but men can still pull off pink, so long as the particular shade is restrained (avoid anything too light or bright) and the number of pink items in an outfit is strictly limited to one (i.e., a tie, a striped shirt, a pair of pants).

So maybe dressing in pink from head to toe wouldn't be the best idea, but why not start by adding a little confidence to your cuff.

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Friday, March 27, 2009

This Day in History: March 27, 1939

March madness is born with The University of Oregon's basketball team defeating The Ohio State University's team 46-33 in 1939. This win put them in the history books as the first NCAA champs.

Back to the current 2009 season...

The sweet sixteen are quickly being narrowed down to the elite eight. Pittsburgh and Villanova both fresh off of last nights wins will face off on Saturday. The same is true of Connecticut and Missouri.

Tonight Louisville plays Arizona, Kansas faces Michigan State, North Carolina plays Gonzaga and Syracuse faces Oklahoma.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Let us Help You.

Ever been browsing a Website and need information on a product that isn't listed? Or maybe you just want to ask for advice or an opinion. At CuffLinks.com you have the LiveChat option. Ask anything you like, someone is here to help!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Shoes 101

With shoes you get what you pay for. So even in a bad economy, if you want to spend a little more than you would on... let's say, a suit it's okay.

*Shoes can be mixed and matched with all of your suits, making shoes an ideal high dollar purchase. If you are going to be wearing them often, get a pair you wouldn't mind looking down and seeing.

*Another reason to spend a little more is well-made shoes last a lot longer than a cheap pair. Choosing pair made of real leather and solid stitching will go a lot father and may even outlast your entire wardrobe.

*Askmen.com identifies the Dress Oxford as an essential shoe for everyman.

Plain dress oxfords might seem boring or too conservative amid a rack of pick-stitched ankle boots and fleur-de-lis perforated wingtips, but consider for a moment that you’re buying a pair of shoes that you will wear to work (and interviews), weddings, funerals, first dates, and everything else in between. A classic dress oxford -- plain toe or cap toe -- will get you through more moments in your life than any other men’s shoe to date possibly could.

*Another essential pair: Monk Strap

Once you have a pair of dress oxfords in your wardrobe, you should invest in another masculine classic for less formal occasions. Enter the monk strap. With a simple buckle strap closure in lieu of laces, these are the best option when a loafer won’t do and a lace-up seems too fussy. Monk straps are perfect for casual Friday work attire or dinner dates on the weekend, and you can even wear them with denim. They can also be worn with a suit, provided the reason for the suit is work-related or a weekend event other than a wedding or funeral. Formal occasions require laces.

*The better care you keep of your shoes, the longer they will last.

Wooden trees are a must-have for every pair of dress shoes you own. They help maintain the shape and fit of your leather shoes. Outside elements can make a large impact on their life span. Daily perspiration, even in minimal amounts, can damage your shoes over time, wooden trees absorb moisture from daily wear.

For more advice on shoes and other men's fashion, check out the Askmen.com Style Bible.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Product Spotlight: Bundles

New to CuffLinks.com, an entire section devoted to the style impaired.
A personal stylist has put together bundles of every shade, hue and color just for you!

This shirt and tie duo from Robert Talbott is paired with Enamel Honeycomb Cufflinks from the LOMA Colletion designed specifically for the man looking to add something striking to his cuff.
Priced at $385, this is a great package for any day of the week.

New bundles will be added daily through 3/27. Check back often for the latest combination under the New Arrivals Section!

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Accessory of the Day

Pocket squares are back as an essential component in your look. And they are a great way to accessorize without breaking the bank.

Pocket squares are for the man who goes the extra mile. Add some exotic and vibrant colors to your suit with this pocket square. Featuring a colorful pattern of concentric squares, the Cubic Square Pocket Square is hand made in England from 100% silk cloth and woven from the finest silk yarns available. The pocket square is a true testament to quality, fabric selected from only the best mills in Italy and England.

Pocket Square by Duchamp London.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

This Day in History: March 20, 1854

One hundred and fifty five years ago in Ripon, Wisconsin, former members of the Whig Party meet to establish a new party to oppose the spread of slavery into the western territories. The Whig Party, which was formed in 1834 to oppose the "tyranny" of then President Andrew Jackson, had shown itself incapable of coping with the national crisis over slavery.

With the successful introduction of the Kansas-Nebraska Bill of 1854, an act that dissolved the terms of the Missouri Compromise and allowed slave or free status to be decided in the territories by popular sovereignty, the Whigs disintegrated. By February 1854, anti-slavery Whigs had begun meeting in the upper midwestern states to discuss the formation of a new party. One such meeting, in Wisconsin on March 20, 1854, is generally remembered as the founding meeting of the Republican Party.

The Republicans rapidly gained supporters in the North, and in 1856 their first presidential candidate, John C. Fremont, won 11 of the 16 Northern states. By 1860, the majority of the Southern slave states were publicly threatening secession if the Republicans won the presidency. In November 1860, Republican Abraham Lincoln was elected president over a divided Democratic Party, and six weeks later South Carolina formally seceded from the Union. Within six more weeks, five other Southern states had followed South Carolina's lead, and in April 1861 the Civil War began when Confederate shore batteries under General P.G.T. Beauregard opened fire on Fort Sumter in South Carolina's Charleston Bay.

The Civil War firmly identified the Republican Party as the party of the victorious North, and after the war the Republican-dominated Congress forced a "Radical Reconstruction" policy on the South, which saw the passage of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the Constitution and the granting of equal rights to all Southern citizens. By 1876, the Republican Party had lost control of the South, but it continued to dominate the presidency until the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933.

Add some political power to your cuff and show your party loyalty with this pair of Republican Cufflinks. The perfect way to show your GOP Pride in vibrant red, white and blue enamel on a sterling silver setting.

Not a fan of the elephant? Not to worry... Political cufflinks also available for the Democrat voter.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

5 Things Your Didn't Know About March Madness

Hopefully, yesterdays post about NCAA basketball has gotten you riled up and ready to go, but here are a few things you might not have known about March Madness found on the AskMen.com site.

1- March Madness bracket odds are over 9-quintillion-to-1

The first thing you didn't know about March Madness is that the odds of you picking a perfect March Madness bracket are not just horrible, they're almost impossibly bad. You have a substantially better shot at winning the Powerball than you do at picking a perfect bracket.

There are a total of 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 possible bracket outcomes, making the odds of a perfect bracket over 9.2-quintillion-to-1. In fact, the odds are so bad that, according to RJ Bell at Pregame.com, if every individual alive in the world completed a bracket, the odds are a billion-to-one against any of them being perfect.

2- March Madness winners keep the winning court

We're all familiar with the shot of the winning coach snipping the net from the rim; it's a symbolic moment that caps off March Madness, and up until 1986 it was really all the NCAA allowed the team to keep.

As of 1986, however, teams have been given the actual hardwood court they won the championship on, and they are free to do with it as they see fit. Some schools have repainted it and used the hardwood for their own home court, while others have sold the court in pieces, and others have done nothing at all with it.

3- $2.5 billion is illegally bet on March Madness each year

Another thing you didn't know about March Madness is how much is bet illegally on the tournament each year. The FBI puts this figure at around $2.5 billion, with just a small percentage of this amount taking place in the betting capital of the world, Las Vegas.

One in 10 Americans play March Madness brackets, whether online, among an office pool or just a group of friends and associates, and fans eagerly anticipate those brackets. Nationwide, it's a massive annual betting event, among the biggest in the nation.

4- The NCAA does not profit from March Madness

March Madness is an event worth billions of dollars in revenue thanks to a hefty television broadcast contract, but in lieu of its own revenue distribution plan, the NCAA does not keep the profits; rather, they are distributed among the schools and conferences playing in the tournament.

A fraction (one-sixth) of the revenue goes toward participating schools based on how many Division I sports teams they field; another fraction (one-third) is doled out to participating schools based on the number of scholarships they hand out; and, finally, a full one-half of the entire revenue generated goes to the conferences based on their performance in the previous six NCAA men's basketball tournaments.

5- No. 16 seeds are a March Madness lost cause

Finally, the last thing you didn't know about March Madness is the utter futility of the No. 16 seed. Since the NCAA expanded the tournament to 64 teams, No. 16 seeds have a despairing record of 0-for-96. Assuming this trend continues in 2009, those seeds will be an even 0-for-100. To make matters worse, far more often than not these seeds lose by more than 10 points.

The closest a No. 16 seed has ever come to beating a No. 1 seed occurred in 1990, when unknown Kentucky-based Murray State took top-seeded Michigan State into overtime, ultimately losing 75-71.

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Resources for March Madness Information

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

March Madness

March madness is now upon us. With sports channels filling their slots with basketball games, shouldn't you be filling out your bracket?

Once you're done making your picks you can still cheer on your team off the court and at the office, no face paint required. Just add some NCAA cufflinks to your French cuff and tada, you have yourself a pair of cufflinks that, not only adds some fashion in your wardrobe but, backs your team.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Here are some interesting facts you might not have known!

St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, although he was born in Britain, around 385AD. His parents, Calpurnius and Conchessa, were Roman citizens living in either Scotland or Wales, according to different versions of his story.

Legend has it that he used the native shamrock as a symbol of the holy trinity when preaching and brought the Latin alphabet to Ireland.

Wearing green, eating green food and even drinking green beer, is said to commemorate St Patrick's use of the shamrock - although blue was the original colour of his vestments.

Popular Irish toasts on St Patrick's Day, include: may the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out.

St. Patrick's Day was first celebrated in America in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1737. Around 34 million modern Americans claim Irish ancestry.

Dublin has a parade that attracts hundreds of thousands of people, while in Chicago the river is dyed green for a few hours. The biggest parade is normally held in New York, while the largest celebration in the southern hemisphere is in Sydney, Australia.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Jewelry for Men: How to Wear Gold

When you hear Mr. T, I am sure a few things come to mind. His notable "I pity the fool" saying, his distinctive mohawk hair cut. But the image that frequents minds is the amount of gold jewelry Mr. T wore. So how can you wear gold without infringing on Mr. T's turf?

A bracelet can go a long way.

Bracelets are traditionally less popular in Men's fashion, however, a form fitting bracelet that is simple and can be worn on several occasions is key.

Ring/s are also another piece of jewelry that can be very fashionable worn properly. Most rings that aren't from taking the plunge are worn on the middle finger of your hand. This is a great place to add a center piece made of gold.

While some may not consider a money clip a piece of jewelry, money clips are a great way to express fashion when using any of your wallet essential. It is a functional way to add refinement to your everyday style.

One of the best gold accents to add to your attire are cufflinks. This pair of cufflinks can be a great lucky charm as well as a nice fashionable addition to finish off that polished look.

Going to a more formal event? More than an addition, an essential, for many formal affairs are studs. Stud sets can vary in formality but the best best is a simple set that adds some resilience to your wardrobe, like this set from www.Cufflinks.com.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

This Day in History: March 13, 1852

The cartoon embodiment of the United States of America appeared in newspapers and magazines beginning in the first part of the 19th century. The famous Uncle Sam figure made its debut in the New York Lantern weekly on March 13, 1952.

Maybe you can't head down to the nearest recruiting station, but you can wear your heart on your sleeve and sport patriotism on your cuff with these links.

This double sided pair of cufflinks are sterling silver and feature the stars and stripes of the American flag in enamel on both sides. No chain to slow you down, this pair is a flip bar, making it an ideal item for travel.

Cufflinks by Ravi Ratan.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hype Worthy Trends of 2009

Fashion is constantly changing. As soon as you find a trend you like, that fits with your style it's sometimes on the door out. Here is a sneak peek at what you can expect to see more of on the runway and on the racks for the days to come. These new trends are worth the hype as they are made to stay "in".

Large vertical stripes are persistent about replacing pinstripes in the fashion world. Fuller stripes allow you to play around with your wardrobe more. This example is from the Robert Geller's spring/summer '09 collection, which was nominated Robert Geller as menswear designer of the year.

Plunging necklines aren't just for the ladies anymore. This year designers are using rounded and angular deep necklines that fall to mid-chest level on the runway. Designer Yigal Azrouel demonstrated in his spring/summer '09 look why they will be big with the above effortlessly cool look.

The double breasted jacket is returning from the 60's to gentleman's apparel. The fomality of the double breasted jacket will keep it alive in 09. Pick one up like this Banana Republic blazer at fine men's retailers everywhere.

Scarves are easy, simple and can be paired with almost anything. Adding this simple accessory with jeans, hoodie or even formal wear is a great way to create a look all your own.

Another simple accessory you can add to you day and night look is the cufflink. You see them on the runway, you see them at all the award shows, now add them to you cuffs for a look that says I know fashion. Cufflinks are a staple, not a trend that comes and goes.

Don't forget about St. Patrick's Day, grab some green for your gear.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

David Donhue Sale!

Our entire stock of David Donahue is now on sale at www.CuffLinks.com.

Step Border Onyx and Sterling Silver Stud Set
Originally $400, on sale now for $259.99

Find cufflinks and stud sets with semi-precious stones like Onyx, Sodalite and Mother of Pearl to Cufflinks that feature bright enamel designs.

Green Quilted Cufflinks
Originally $150, now just $99.99

Add some color to your cuff with designs that capture your eye and complete your look.

Orange Enamel Fleur de Lis Cufflinks
Originally $150, now $99.99

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