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:
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):