Whether you are attending a wedding or a boardroom meeting, nothing subtly demonstrates your sense of style like a set of cufflinks.
From novelty offerings like the Millennium Falcon to an exquisite Italian crafted set of cufflinks from Salvatore Ferragamo – the options for men are truly limitless.
But often with fashion there are a set of ‘rules’ that are based around what you should wear and when.
However, those rules are constantly in flux and can be easily confused. Fortunately though, we put together a few pointers on what to consider when picking out your next pair of cufflinks.
What Is The Context of Which You Are Wearing The Cufflinks?
If you are going to a black tie event (i.e. oftentimes a wedding or formal gathering where a tux is worn), a standard pair of cufflinks typically clad in silver or have subtle designs elements will be appropriate.
These low-key designs to cufflinks will ensure that they don’t detract from the rest of your suit and will generally complement your overall style.
If you are tempted to wear a dash of color on your cufflinks – this is still going to be ok…
But we recommend adding a personal touch:
Should you be attending a wedding, try and get the scoop on what the bridesmaids will be wearing (i.e. purple dresses of bridesmaids would pair perfectly with the TF PVD Tourbillion Cufflinks).
But even if you don’t feel like putting down over $400 on a pair of cufflinks, a simple design like this offering by Salutto would make an excellent choice.
Contrary, if you are going to a white tie event that is extremely formal, then you will undoubtedly want to pick up a cufflink that is clad in pearl, silver, or another light color material.
An example would be the Silver Britt cufflinks by Gucci.
Lastly, casual wear:
When it comes to the daily office grind or even a simple dress-up on the weekends, you are absolutely allowed to have some fun.
The point here is to relax and let your personality speak through your design choices!
If you are on a shoestring budget, the folks over at thetiebar.com have a pretty vast selection of cufflinks at an incredibly affordable price.
How To Wear Cufflinks
If it’s your first time ever picking up a pair of cufflinks, not to fret – they are incredibly easy to use.
Instead of dribbling on here in writing, we found this really well produced video by Gentux that demonstrates all the steps (only ~ 1 minute in duration):