Review: Custom Made Badger and Brown Cufflinks

Several months ago I decided to add to my already growing collection of cufflinks, but this time round I wanted something personal, something unique, something one Me. With that in mind I went over to Badger and Brown and looked at their custom cufflinks, and picked the gold plated oval engraved cufflinks.

To make them special to me I chose to put my family crest on them, here is how they look:

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They’re pretty heavy weight, and the coupling mechanism is quite strong, I’m not worried that I’m going to lose one somewhere, and for only being gold plated they have a pretty decent sheen to them. The added bonus is that the gold colour goes well with my wedding ring, adding to my own little sense of personal style.

Acceptable Jewellery For Men

The question for what jewels men can bedeck themselves with, without look like a tit, is something of a question for the ages, but if it comes to sticking my two pence worth in, its limited to the following, no man should ever be the jerk in a string necklace, or with the blinged out choker, with matching bracelet:

Cufflinks:

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Cufflinks can be pretty functional and can really add your own personal touch and a little bit of pizazz to an outfit.

Tie Pins/ Clips:

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Again tie clips do serve a function and once again add that trifling bit of identity onto any old set of clothes.

Watches:

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Watches serve a great purpose, but it is a hotly contested topic as to whether or not watches actually count as jewellery, but as they’re a shiny accessory, I’m more inclined to say that they are.

Rings:

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Rings denote many things, whether or not someone is single, what their fraternal allegiances may be, etc. Whilst I don’t advocate wearing dozens of rings on each hand, simple things such as a wedding ring and a signet ring are the true marks of a gentleman.

Badges…sometimes: 

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The odd discrete lapel badge is acceptable. Things like poppy badges for remembrance day or flag pins are absolutely fine, in fact I once met an American lady who refused to believe I worked in politics purely because I wasn’t wearing a flag pin. Of course there are limits, you don’t want to wear a badge with a slogan or more than one badge, just because you run the risk of looking like one of the young ones, or worse a Greenpeace activist.