Actually, well or close fitting cuffs work nicely with chain links, since the distance between the two sides is usually greater with chain links than with swivel links. Â Ample cuffs and chain links don't go together well. Â The cuff ends up too loose and sloppy looking. To some extent, the ease of putting on double-sided links depends on the stiffness of your cuffs, and the size of the buttonholes that the links go through. Â Years ago, I bought what I thought were a beautiful pair of double-sided links. Â I had, at that time, only two French cuff shirts. Â Both had stiff cuffs with very small holes. Â I could not put the damned things on no matter what I tried. Â So I gave up. Â Years later, I had a lot more shirts, with softer cuffs. Â I was cleaning out some drawers and found those old links. Â I tried them on my new shirts, and whadda ya know. Â They worked. Anyway, I find what works for me is to put the shirt on, fold the cuff back, use the hand that the cuff is on to hold the cuff steady, then work the link in with the other hand, one fold at a time, starting with the outermost fold and working through to the innermost fold. Â It took a little practice to get used to, but it is now second nature, and I do it almost every morning.