The Cheap Cufflink

March 15, 2013

The Cheap Cufflink

Are you the kind of irresponsible person who always misplaces things? If you find yourself frequently in a panic to locate an item before heading out or kicking yourself after forgetting to pack a small item before leaving on a trip, then the simple lifehack solution is to buy extras. 

I used to travel weekly at my old job, so I eventually learned to buy doubles of everything I’d normally pack and keep them stowed away in my travel bags. And if you’re the type of person who wears cufflinks with your shirts, then it’s probably a good idea to buy a few extra pairs of cufflinks and put them in your dopp kit. 

As much as I like wearing my vintage pair of double-sided mother-of-pearl links, I know it’s just a matter of time before I lose one or break them. Plus, there are times when such jewelry is perhaps a bit too showy. 

So, I went on Amazon and bought a five-pack of silk knot cufflinks for $12.99, which has pairs in black, white, red, navy and black/white. Put two pairs in the dopp kit and the rest in a drawer and never worry about needing an emergency pair.

At $2.60 a pair, you can live with the idea of losing one – or giving a pair to a friend who needs a set. One less thing to worry about.


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