With fashion, men often forget to take risks, and what you wear every day can quickly become a uniform, just as getting coffee or checking your email becomes routine. Accessories are a small, simple way to add a hint of personality to your self-presentation, and cufflinks are a polished detail. These geeky cufflinks are a great way to express yourself (and they also make personal, thoughtful gifts.)
Programmable iCufflinks with LEDs Do you remember at some point around the turn of the millenium when programmable LED clothing became a thing, like those tacky scroll-text belt buckles? Well, along with the rest of us, LED accessories have grown up a bit and settled down. These cufflinks are a great example. The animation was reverse-engineered from the “breathing” sleep light on MacBooks and the like, and glows softly in the shape of a power symbol. It’s a subtly nerdy touch that will look super classy when you dress up, but still make you geek out with the fact that you’ve basically turned your sleeves into GIFs.
Silver 4GB Flash Drive Wifi-Enabled Cufflinks Here at Sociology of Style, we love looking at the intersections of fashion and technology, and how innovations in both fields affect our conception of the body. Upgrade your body's iOS with these cufflinks. They’re shiny and suave, with a hidden secret: a Wifi hotspot and a 4GB flash drive for important documents and in each wrist. Embrace the fact that you’re a cyborg (or just have fun pretending that you’re James Bond.)
Scrabble Tile Cufflinks These cufflinks are nostalgic and clever, and will be sure to put a smile on the face of the eyes they catch. (Plus, they're helpfully labeled, so you know which wrist to wear each on!)
Ravi Ratan Star Wars Cufflinks I'll be honest: I consider myself vaguely nerdy, but I just never got into Star Wars. So I asked a friend to help describe these cufflinks, and what I got was that they're 'cooler than carbonite.' However, for a Star Wars fan, I think their appeal pretty much explains itself. Bonus: they also come in Death Star and Storm Trooper. And if you, like me, are more into comic books, Ravi Ratan makes some pretty cool Batman and Superman links as well (though I’ve always been more of a Marvel girl, myself.)
Jezebel Charms Literary Cufflinks In the days before video games, Internet forums, and circuit boards, geeks took a different form: the literary nerd. Of course, this trait (and literature itself) have been passed down through the generations, and some of us today still find our hearts aflutter at particularly moving arrangements of words. If you (or a man in your life) are one of these people, be sure to check out Jezebel Charms, whose cufflinks feature classics from Sherlock Holmes to Shakespeare.