Shirt with cufflinks
The history of the shirt with cufflinks is still shrouded in mystery. Numerous clues and evidence would demonstrate us its use starting from the Renaissance period, soon becoming fashionable in aristocratic circles and in the upper classes.
In 1700 the shirt cufflinks were also made with metal, glass paste and precious stones, thus starting a long tradition. From England this fashion soon extended to France, where in 1788 it was coined, for the first time, the name wrist cufflink. Collar and cuffs were the object, over time, of the most abstruse patterns because when we wear a jacket, they are often the only things that we can see of the shirt. For cufflinks, we thus mean two ornamental buttons used to close the shirts with a single or French cuff. Precious stones and refined metal are the most used materials for an elegant look, while for the model selection there is more room for personal taste. There are three most common types of cufflinks: the torpedo, the chain and the bar cufflinks. Despite these jewels are suitable for gala evenings or particularly important events, we can wear them on every shirt.
Cufflinks with a tissue knot, cheap and informal, can be combined with a jacket or a shirt and be worn for informal events. These accessories, for a long time disappeared from fashion, are now again a fantastic symbol of taste and refinement.