By Deepti Dogra

By Deepti Dogra

September, 1, 2022

The Different Types of Cufflinks for Men

Cufflinks are an accessory that a man must wear while wearing a suit, no matter where he is about to go. Whether he is going to leave for a party, a night out for clubbing or just a date, cufflinks can certainly add on the charm to his look. These are quite small in size but definitely enhance a man’s look as he dons any type of suit. However, there are different types of cufflinks available for a man. Read on to have a look at them.

Bullet Back Cufflinks

As the name says, it is quite clear that these cufflinks have a bullet shaped back. Known to be the most popular type of cufflinks, these are the simplest and the most versatile cufflinks that you will ever find.

Whale Back Cufflinks

Whale back cufflinks are a bit similar to bullet back cufflinks as they too include a 90 degrees rotating metal bar that attaches to a metal bridge. However, they usually have a short and thick rotating bar which is rectangular.

Chain Link Cufflinks

As the name suggests, you can assume that the cufflinks' two ends are connected to a chain. These cufflinks are known to be the most traditional type of cufflinks. In fact, these were the original type of cufflinks in which a chain connects two sides.

Fixed Back Cufflinks

Also known as button style cufflinks, these cufflinks do not have moving parts as they slide through your shirt’s cuffs without the need of any adjustments. However, they are a bit more challenging to wear than other cufflinks.

Ball Return Cufflinks

Ball return cufflinks have a curved post with a bit of heavy ball opposite the decorative head. While its faces vary with its design, its end will always have a round and curved shape. As they can be pushed against while you enter through the cuff’s holes, these cufflinks are known to be the easiest to wear.

Knotted Cufflinks

Knotted cufflinks are known to be quite similar to chain link cufflinks as their two heads are connected by short and flexible length. However, they are made up of a soft cord which is usually silk rather than metal and the heads are decorative knots.

Locking Cufflinks

You can say that the locking cufflinks are of much greater quality as they are much more secure and there is almost no chance of losing them as they have a hinge mechanism. You can compare them to the closure of a metal watch.

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