Cufflinks or the dress stud is the quintessential gentleman’s accoutrement. Functional with the purpose to keep the traditional shirts double cuff or placket fastened. Also Adding timeless style to tailored menswear.
It is not the fabric of one’s suit or the cut of the shirt that shows a gentleman’s style. Attention to the minor details separates the merely well-dressed from gentleman with a timeless style.
Fashion is fun but also ephemeral so very quickly becomes irrelevant. We manufacture pieces that will last more than next fashion season. So, we design them to appear timeless and hopefully become heirlooms enjoyed in future generations.
Gentleman’s tailoring is an art of sartorial elegance. And the accessories and accoutrements show originality, personality and further elegance. However, if your accessories look like a novelty or joke so will you.
When can you wear cufflinks?
There are entire books covering the subject of English gentleman’s style and most are very well researched and written. Many websites about this subject lack such quality research and writing.
Clothes don’t make the man. However, the way you look creates an important first impression. The important things you must wear for a lasting impression is a good sense of confidence, humour and most importantly humility.
Dressing the Gentleman
Firstly, cufflinks need a shirt with the required holes in the sleeves cuffs. And the shirt should ideally feature double cuffs also known as French cuffs.
The double cuff shirt and cufflinks is a formal look. The perfect attire for business and occasions requiring more formal dress.
So, you should wear cufflinks when you wish to look smart for business or formal occasions. And wear less formal shirts with buttons when dressing for more casual and social events or occasions.
Style and elegance
Ultimately when we design and manufacturer pieces we have a certain type of gentleman in mind. So, we consider that gentleman may leave their members club in the morning, do a day’s business including lunch, dinner & drinks meetings and then end up in a different type of club in the evening.
So, Roberts & Co pieces must look stylish and elegant wherever the location or whatever occasion.