Monday, August 26, 2013

Timeless Tie Clips

The tie clip, one of the most striking male fashion accessories, is making a well-deserved comeback. A carefully chosen tie clip adds interest and individuality to a man’s suit and even reduces his risk of accidents.

Fashionable Safety

The tie originated as way of discreetly hiding shirt buttons while providing an interesting color contrast to suits. Tie clips also keep ties under control. A man without a tie clip is at the mercy of any stray gust of wind. It’s difficult to look suave and fashionable with your tie flapping in your face.

Loose ties also pose a potential work hazard. A flapping tie easily gets caught in doors, elevators or machinery. People have been seriously injured due to tie entanglement.

Display Your Individuality

Tie clips, like cufflinks and ties themselves, allow men to make personal statements with their wardrobe. A man’s tie clip says something about his personality, whether it’s plain gold or elaborately patterned silver. Matching cufflinks and tie clips make excellent gifts for the well-dressed man.

Display Your Affiliation

Tie clips also offer the opportunity to express your allegiance to a particular group. Unlike the tie pin, tie clips were once a means of advertising you had membership in a select club or organization. Company logos and other identifiable organization insignia are often present on tie clips.

Tie clips vs. Tie Pins

Tie clips and tie pins evolved to keep errant ties under control. While visually interesting, tie pins secure ties to underlying shirts by punching a pin through both items. Over time, this can damage ties, which are often made of silk or other delicate fabrics.

Tie clips don’t cause any fabric damage. The clip uses spring-loaded tension to keep the tie firmly attached to your shirt.

Choosing and Wearing Tie Clips

When choosing a tie clip, go for one which is slightly narrower than your tie’s width. A tie clip which extends past the tie looks awkward. A clip 4/5ths of the toe width works well.

Where you wear your tie clip also matters. As a general rule, the clip should lie between the third and forth buttons on your dress suit.

Given their practical nature and visual appeal, it’s hard to believe the tie clip ever fell out of fashion. Fortunately, men’s fashion has remedied the mistake and returned the tie clip to its rightful place as an essential suit accessory.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Different, Not Less

April is Autism Awareness Month, and today, April 2, is World Autism Awareness Day.

Here are a few facts about Autism…

Autism now affects 1 in 88 children
Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
There is no medical detection or cure for autism
(Source: Autism Speaks)

But when you meet your first child that is on the spectrum, you understand that these facts don’t describe how amazing and wonderful these children are. Each one has their own talents and their own personality just like any other child.

25% of our sales proceeds from the Puzzle Piece Autism Awareness Cufflinks go to Autism Speaks to support the cause and fund research.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wedding Cufflinks

The bride may get the most attention on wedding day, but that doesn’t mean the groom isn’t under pressure to look his best. A carefully chosen pair of grooms cufflinks adds to the beauty of the happy couple without detracting attention away from the bride. 

Your wedding day is a time of great emotion and joy. Even the smallest aspect of the day should receive careful attention. Show her your pride — and love — by leaving nothing to chance, including your choice of wedding cufflinks.

Grooms Cufflinks

A tuxedo is, perhaps, the most attractive wardrobe a man ever wears, but a tux alone won’t help you stand out from the crowd. The color of your cummerbund and bow tie allow for some expression of individuality, but at a wedding, these colors are usually chosen to compliment the bridesmaids’ dresses and decorations. 

Grooms cufflinks allow you to make a personal statement on your wedding day. Our high quality cufflinks come in a range of affordable prices and styles. And with a lifetime guarantee, you’ll be wearing them for years.

The effect of an attractive pair of cufflinks is subtle but telling. Wedding photos often include a close up of the couple’s hands. While the rings are the main focus of such pictures, the grooms cufflinks also stand out, and they can add to the beauty of the picture. 

Wedding Cufflinks as Gifts

Why not buy matching cufflinks for the groom and his best men? Just as the bridesmaids wear matching dresses, sporting the same groomsman cufflinks can subtly identify and tie together the men in the bridal party, while making a long-lasting gift for the best man. Or if matching isn't their style, get a different pair of cufflinks for each groomsman to complement each guy’s unique personality or interests. With hundreds of designs to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect pair. The groomsmen in your bridal party are your best friends, your brothers, your brother-in-law, your cousin, and so much more. The most important men in your life deserve to look snazzy in groomsman cufflinks on your special day.

Father of the Bride Cufflinks

Wedding cufflinks are a popular gift from the bride to her father. Walking down the aisle together is an emotional time for a bride and her father. Make the moment even more special by giving dad a special pair for cufflinks to mark the occasion. Father of the Bride cufflinks let you show how much your father means to you on this very special day. He was the first man in your life, let him know he is still is loved and will always be a part of your life with not only Father of the Bride cufflinks, but with No. 1 Dad cufflinks or I Love My Dad cufflinks