Cufflinks are considered as men's Jewelry. When men are wearing French cuff dress shirts, a pair of cuff links is always required. Cuff links help us to fasten the two sides of the cuff of dress shirts. There 2 kinds of cuff links for French Cuff Shirts: Cuff Links and Silk Knots (usually made in silk or fabrics, elastic).
Silk knot is an elegant alternative fastener to a cufflink. It was introduced by Charvet Paris in 1904. Since then the silk knot cufflinks quickly became popular. Nowadays, French cuff shirts are often accompanied with a set of color-coordinated silk knots instead of double-button cufflinks. Silk Knot Cufflinks are now rarely made from silk; they are often made from elastic. metal cufflinks are also shaped to look like a silk knot due to the popularity of silk knots.
Silk Knot Cufflinks are designed only for use with shirts which have buttonholes on both sides but no buttons. The designs, material and colors of Silk Knot Cufflinks vary widely.
HOW TO MATCH THE SHIRT AND SILK KNOT CUFFLINKS
For a color solid shirt such as white or blue shirt, you can use a bold color silk knot cufflink to make it stand out.
For a patterned shirt, your should try a pair of silk knots match any one of the colors on the shirts. Remember do not to disrupting the pattern. For example pair a red/white/black striped shirt with solid black cufflinks.
Black silk knot cufflinks can be used with any colored shirt.
Choose a silk not cuff link that is small enough to fit through the buttonhole, but large enough to keep it from falling through.
Silk knot cufflinks appears very in the history of shirt sleeve fasteners. When shirts first appeared in the early 16th century, what used to fasten the sleeves was called Cuff strings. Cuff Strings were very popular until the 19th century. When Louis XIV, the king of French, began to use"boutons de manchette", in English "sleeve buttons" to keep the end of shirt sleeves closed. Those buttons are normally made by glass and joined together by a linked chain. Later, Jeweled or painted studs has taken place of the paste-glass buttons. Diamonds studs and ornate gold links became quite popular among upper classes.
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