Photo: Von Span
I prefer to wear linked cuffs in town. I think links are better looking as well as faster to don than a couple of buttons on my shirt cuffs. But there's a trick to it.
I was wearing a double sided pair the other day, which is to say a model like the link in the photo that had decoration for both sides of the cuff, and a colleague asked how I got by without a valet to help me dress.
Now it is fairly obvious that both sides of a man's cuff are visible and ought to be dressed. Two identical or similar decorations are required, joined by a short bar or length of chain. There's no need for single sided links with mechanical gizmos or for a second party to be involved in putting them in for (and here's the trick) a man's shirt cuffs should be sized to slide over his hand with the link already in place.
And that's all there is to it.