As you may have noticed, at Men's Gift Company we try to be exhaustive when it comes to cuff links. Sophisticated designs, highly intricate engravings, and an endless stream of novelty products to break out in any case of emergency hobby...It's fair to say that no matter the gent, we have his wrists covered.
But where they really shine can't be seen with the naked eye. The cuff link makes a big fashion statement, of course, but it ultimately serves a function, and it has to serve it well. When you buy a cuff link from MGC, we want you to know you're buying a difference that's plain as the back of your hand, even though you wouldn't notice it at a passing glance.
To demonstrate the difference beyond the decoration. we're going to compare the bar on a regular, cheap cuff link we found on Ebay, with that of one of our most popular designs: the Spitfire.
On the regular cuff link (on the left in the above photo), the bar has full 180 degree rotation and feels pretty loose.
Better? Not really. The bar is almost impossible to keep at a straight angle, and whilst that doesn't mean the cuff link will necessarily slip off, it will dangle from your cuff and look very untidy - not worth the effort if your original goal was to dress sharp!
Meanwhile, the curves on the Spitfire cuff link (on the right in the photo below) allow the bar to lock into place at a 90 degree angle. It remains stiff and solid, yet won't get worn down by the friction. It ultimately gives you a stud that's as sturdy as the steel it's made out of, plus it's a great choice for anyone who's not used to wearing cuff links regularly.
Furthermore, the back side of the regular cuff link is this plain, metallic cylinder that looks like you've got a jack stuck in your sleeve, whilst the Spitfire cuff link has a curved edge with a nice flat surface. For those who prefer minimalist designs, it could almost work as a cuff link face!
But the real craftsmanship on the Spitfire actually lies on the underside of the plane; the part of the cuff link called the neck or the link. On the regular cuff link, it's just a straight piece of metal, but on the Spitfire, it curves in towards the face. This means when it's worked through the hole in your sleeve, the part you actually want to show off is actually being shown off.
So whether it's solid gold or sterling silver, the materials that make up your MGC cuff links were ultimately designed and moulded around the accessory. The product itself meanwhile still feels light, is balanced in weight between the face and the back side, and will endure far more punishment than any cheap trinket. Its style that stays.
Remember that many of our cuff links have room for custom engraving, and all come delivered in a Men’s Gift Company presentation box.