People on forums like rules and lists;
Cufflinks should be double sided
Cufflinks should be small and simple
Silver (aluminium, stainless steel burnished or shiney etc) is for once better and more versatile than gold
to be worked up
Essentially describe all of Kent Wang's cufflinks. Which is lucky because those are what I wear! I think I might order those metal knots tonight.... Got a store credit there that has been burning a hole in my pocket...
Double cufflinks are time consuming to put in, no doubt, but after wearing them I can't go back to single sided.
As mentioned the piece on cuff-links needs a lot of editing - aside from spellers and typos.
I didn't mean the list above to sound like a hard and fast rule.
I meant something more like this.
If you only have one set of links and want to them to be versatile and be able to be worn with the gingham checked shirt at BBQs as well as with a suit at work or a sport coat or at night at a formal do - then get a pair of small-ish, plain looking, silver toned/coloured, double faced, dumbbell type cufflinks.
If they are small and plain no one will notice them enough to notice that its the same pair you wear every time you wear links.