Cufflinks are an essential part of any modern man’s wardrobe. However with a wide array of styles on the market, it may be difficult to know which is the perfect set for your dress ensemble.
The beauty of cufflinks is that when they are worn right, they can either be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. This makes them suitable for use at the office, weddings, dinners, formal events and even informal outings.
The material of the cufflink is the primary determinant of its formality. Gold, Silver, and Platinum are favorites, and a man should own at least one pair of each to cater to every occasion he may encounter in time to come.
Read on for our tips for choosing cufflinks in the right material for each occasion.
1. BLACK TIE EVENTS - CRYSTALS AND PRECIOUS STONES
Invest in a few pairs made from more luxurious materials, like crystals or precious stones, so you are able to conform to more sophisticated dress requirements, such as white tie events. Complete the look with the ultra formal Raphael Bow Tie and Pocket Square Set.
2. WEDDINGS - CLASSIC GOLD AND SILVER
Attending a wedding or tying the knot? Simple and classy designs made from gold or silver are your best bet to look polished and suave on this special day. For the groom, impress the bride by wearing her initials on your sleeves! Read our Wedding Blog for more groom styling tips on your big day.
3. INFORMAL OUTINGS - UNUSUAL MATERIALS
Wear cufflinks of interesting materials, such as leather, wood or industrial metal to informal events. Adding a twist to the usual cufflinks makes them perfect for revealing that winning personality of yours, and add a little sparkle to your ensemble.
4. OFFICE - ENAMEL
Designs made from titanium, enamel or glass are versatile, durable and can be worn to the office on a daily basis. They are also classy and presentable enough for business meetings and sales presentations without looking too over the top.
5. DINNER PARTIES - MOTHER OF PEARL AND ROSE GOLD
This elegant pairing of Rose Gold cufflinks or Pearl cufflinks with your dinner party suit is a surefire way to garner all the attention you deserve at the next fancy dinner party. Apart from adding a touch of luxury, it also takes your ensemble up another level.
A general rule of thumb is that classic and simple cufflinks should always be worn in more formal or professional occasions, while you can experiment with shapes and textures at less formal occasions like a holiday office party.
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