I have a pair of cuff links inherited from my grandfather, but I don't use them. Not a fan of French cuff shirts, though I may get a few later in my life.
Rewatched You Only Live Twice. Bond wears gauntlet cuffs, which is an interesting choice.
I see. I suppose we purchase, rather than merely buy or, God forbid, kop, our new clothing?
French cuffs are neither here nor there for me. They, along with working buttonholes on OTR jackets, seem to get too much love from a certain kind of neophyte and quite a bit of hate from the cognoscenti.
I'm open to anything except the obviously low-quality and off-the-wall, novelty cufflinks. But I'm definitely getting a few sterling silver and gold knots. I'm going to get only 10 cufflinks as a start.
Kira, the person to talk to is @upr_crust. He has a fairly large collection of modern and vintage cufflinks and wears them regularly on WAYWRN.
Here is the defunct cufflink porn thread:
I tend to wear French cuffs with suits and single cuffs otherwise. I really don't like French cuffs worn with SCs. And I actually don't like cufflinks in general that much. 90% of cufflinks (and indeed tie-bars etc. too) are either badly-designed or vulgar. And I am not interested in gold or jewels or all that nonsense. IMHO, there were particular periods and places in design history where things were done well, and for enamel cufflinks, it was in the early part of the C20th, and for silver, it was largely Scandanavia from the 40s to 60s (although there are also a one or two interesting American makers in that period too).