Your Beginners Guide to Wearing Cufflinks

June 23, 2021

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Cufflinks can be a great way to add some additional style and flair to your outfit and provide a classic and elegant look in many different situations. At Wellesley Row, we’ve helped many find the perfect pair of men’s sterling silver cufflinks, but if you’re not sure when and where to wear cufflinks, don’t worry, we’re here to help.

Below you’ll find everything you need to know about the many different types of cufflinks out there and what type of occasions call for them.

White & Black Tie Events

Cufflinks are most commonly worn at white and black tie events. These are events like balls, weddings, galas, or any other important social gatherings that may require fine dress. Of course, you don’t always have to wear a tux when wearing cufflinks; they go great with both traditional suits, as well as classic, button-down shirts. The only thing you’ll need to make sure of is that the shirt you’ll be wearing is designed with cuffs that can be worn with cufflinks.

For white and black tie events, there are several different cufflinks that might fit the occasion, such as:

  • Gold Picture Frame Engraved Cufflinks
  • Sterling Silver Engraved Cufflinks
  • Oval Bordered Engravable Cufflinks
  • Mother of Pearl Cufflinks
  • Oval Onyx Cufflinks
  • Rose Gold Cufflinks
  • Black Enamel Cufflinks
  • & Many More!

What About Wearing Cufflinks Outside of Formal Events?

Now, just because cufflinks are usually called for in more formal situations, it doesn’t mean they’re limited to them. There are plenty of modern cufflinks these days that can be incorporated into almost any type of look and style. They’re often used as a style accessory to make your outfit stand out more.

You can create a unique outfit with cufflinks by wearing them out to an important meeting, a job interview, a date, or even holiday parties. Cufflinks can elevate your look and style while also providing the same sense of class they do in more formal settings.

When is Wearing Cufflinks Appropriate?

As mentioned above, you can’t wear cufflinks with just any shirt. So, the first thing you’ll need to do to determine whether cufflinks will be appropriate for your outfit is to assess your dress shirt - if there are no buttons, then you’re good to go. However, it’s also important to note that most cufflinks require three main types of dress shirt cuffs, which are:

  • Barrel Cuffs: This is the most common style of dress shirt, and these sleeves will come equipped with either one or two buttons. But, there are also buttonless barrel cuff shirts that allow you to wear cufflinks with them.
  • Single Cuffs: This is the most formal cuff style on today’s modern dress shirt, which features double cuffs meant to be fastened together with cufflinks. Single cuff dress shirts are usually reserved for black and white tie events like weddings.
  • French Cuffs: These types of dress shirts are designed with an extra length of cuff meant to be folded back, then fastened with cufflinks. French cuff shirts are popular in cases where a tuxedo is worn, but these days, they’re also being worn in the business sector and for more casual dress.

Where Can I Buy Cufflinks?

If you’re in the market for a pair of cufflinks, one of the best places to begin your search is online, with a jeweler like Wellesley Row. We make shopping for cufflinks painless and easy. Our best-selling Men’s Customized Cufflinks are made with 100% 925 sterling silver and hand-fashioned in Italy to ensure the very best quality for our customers.

In addition to investing in standard cufflinks, we also offer our customers the option of customizing their cufflinks by engraving their personal initials. These deep precision engravings will last a lifetime and can make the perfect gift for a wedding or anniversary. Our Men’s Customized Cufflinks measure 15.5mm / 0.6 inches in diameter and are shipped in an exclusive gift box.

Contact us today for men’s cufflinks and more!

If you’re looking for a new pair of cufflinks or another piece of fine jewelry, you’ve come to just the right place. In addition to our cufflinks, Wellesley Row also carries a wide variety of charms, such as our sterling silver and pearl charms.

We also carry a wide range of bracelets - everything from sterling silver engraved pieces to pearl and gemstone ones - and necklaces and earrings. All of our pieces have been inspired by the sun, beach, and sea, and are meant to help you celebrate everyday life. Our pieces are both luxurious and functional, meaning they’re meant to be worn, not hidden in a drawer until the next special occasion comes around.

For more about our collection of jewelry, contact us online today or call (586) 925-0394.



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