Silk Knots…French Cuffs Best Friend


Men's Style Pro Silk Knot Collection

From time to time I do like to wear French or convertible cuff shirts that allow for the wearing of cuff links. Most cuff links that are seen worn by men are made of a metal material (usually in a square or round shape). The shape and signature stones may vary from link to link, however; I prefer to wear silk knots in instead of the traditional metal links because they add some great color and are always a conversation piece.


Men's Style Pro Wearing Silk Knots

Adding silk knots to a look will show that you understand that being formal does not have to be stuffy or traditional when adding the “extra 10 percent” details. Most silk knots are no longer made of silk, but,  some brands still use quality silk to make theirs. Most brands to make them using elastic which makes them cheaper, however; though they are made of a cheaper material they still look great.

The Men's Style Pro wearing silk knots in my lapel "flower" hole.

To add some flare to a suit, add your silk knots to your lapel buttonhole (usually intended for a flower or boutonniere) of your  jacket. This addition gives your silk knots another job in your wardrobe as well as a compliment to some of the colors in your ensemble. Brands like Brooks Brothers, Thomas Pink and Club Room all carry silk knots most running about $10 per pair.



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Categories: Accessories, Extra Ten Percent, Featured

Author:Sabir M. Peele

Founder & Creative Director of menswear style & lifestyle blog Sabir serves as an independent brand consulting working with brands like GQ, AskMen, Indochino & Z Zegna (among others). Selected as #GQFall Best Dressed in 2013 & one of Esquire Magazine Best Dressed Real Men in America in 2010. Follow @MensStylePro on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter. Email with your inquiries.

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2 Comments on “Silk Knots…French Cuffs Best Friend”

  1. December 3, 2010 at 3:18 PM #

    I tend to always throw the silk knots away. I see them in Ralph Lauren and Neiman Marcus and honestly thought they were free. Perhaps I should return to them and make them work this time around.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

    • December 3, 2010 at 3:28 PM #

      That is true some companies do give them with their shirts. I actually enjoy them more then metal links. You can find them in a barrel shape that is very unique. Head to and you can check some of them out there too. Thanks for reading. Be sure to subscribe to this site via email from the home page

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