There is nothing in the well-dressed gentleman's wardrobe that says "class" more profoundly than does this set of cufflinks. A quality item when it was new, the cachet of "antiquity" enhances the attractiveness of this choice for evening wear.
Of course, adequate time and patience must be employed, else the user may break into an unseemly sweat, spoiling the evening before it starts.
If time is short or patience has been worn thin by the vicissitudes of the day, then one of these sets might be a better choice. Though they lack the luster of antiquity, they are attractive enough in a gaudy sort of way. They are much more easily installed.
The truth is I no longer own a shirt with French cuffs. The last ones I had reached the end of their presentable life and have long since been relegated to the dustbin of history. I could not bring myself to discard the jewelry, though, and now it lies useless in a drawer. Were it not for my dragging it out to share with you, it would soon be forgotten.
I can picture my heirs a few years down the road when they stumble upon these items. "What the heck?" they may say. "Did you ever?" "What on earth is it?"