How to Choose and Wear Groom Wedding Cufflinks

How to Choose and Wear Groom Wedding Cufflinks

Carolyn Perlow – Most of the time, the groom wears less jewelry than the bride. Brides can wear veils, crowns, headpieces, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, bouquets, and much more. For his bridal outfit, all the groom needs is a tie or bow tie, boutonniere, handkerchief, shoes, a watch, and wedding cufflinks.

Cufflinks are stylish and masculine, and they show off the groom’s personality. Even though they are small, they make any outfit look better. If you’re the groom or bride and want to choose and wear wedding cufflinks, this guide can help, especially if you’re new to them.

Which one?

French-cuffed or double-cuffed shirts are perfect for wedding cufflinks. It is longer than a barrel-cuff shirt and has two buttonholes at the end of each cuff. When the sides are folded over, the holes match up (*). To keep the cufflinks in place, you have to put the pins through the buttonholes. You can also wear them with buttons and buttonholes for cufflinks.

With ready-made shirts with barrel cuffs, you can’t use cufflinks. Most of them have cuffs that only have buttons. You can, however, take a shirt with barrel cuffs to a tailor and have cufflink buttonholes made. It works if you want to wear wedding cufflinks with an everyday shirt. A simple cuff fixed with cufflinks won’t bend like a French cuff.

The shirt cuff should be at least 1.5 cm and no more than 2.5 cm from the edge of the jacket sleeve when the arm is close to the body. If you don’t bend your arm, the cufflinks shouldn’t be visible.

Wedding Cufflinks
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*French cuffs are not folded when they are ironed; instead, they are stretched out so they sit better and last longer.

What to put on?

There are two ways to wear cufflinks: by connecting the two ends of the cuff with a bolt or chain and then putting them in the buttonholes, or by putting them on like buttons. Putting these things on can be hard, depending on how they work and how good you are. If you don’t usually wear cufflinks, ask for help putting them on so you don’t embarrass yourself while getting ready. If you can’t get the cufflink through both layers of fabric at once, put it through one layer then the other. When the buttonhole is small and the cufflink is big, or when the fabric is thick and stiff, this happens.

Cufflinks can be made more interesting on both sides. If they only have one, put it in the buttonhole on the side of their little finger. If they have two decorated faces, you must wear the main one. It doesn’t matter which buttonhole you use if both sides are the same. If your shirt has both buttons and buttonholes for cufflinks, you can only wear one of them to close the cuff.

How to put together?

Cufflinks should go with a shirt or tie, but they don’t have to. They can also match the bouquet or other decorations at the wedding. To go with these items, shirts should be light (preferably white) or have a small print. At a formal wedding, it wouldn’t be a problem because most shirts are white or light colors.

If your cufflinks are metal and you wear other metal accessories, match them. If the watch is made of stainless steel, so should the cuff links.

Different cufflinks

Articulated
There is a design on the front of these cufflinks, a pin, and a pin that goes through the eyelets (the one that rotates). The pin in these cufflinks can go through the eyelets by turning from horizontal to vertical (perpendicular to the front). Once the pin is through the eyelets, turn it 90° to make it lay flat against the front of the cuff.

These articulating cufflinks can have a bullet clasp, a whale tail clasp, a locking or double action clasp, or a clasp that folds and unfolds like the metal strap of a wristwatch.

Using a chain
In these cufflinks, a chain links two faces that have been decorated. Even though they may look different on the outside, they usually have the same faces. Each face is put into one of the cuff’s eyelets and then turned so that the pattern is perpendicular to the eyelet. This keeps the face from falling out.

In this group could be knotted ones, which are made of two ball knots linked by a string of the same material. Often, they are made of silk. The eyelets in the cuffs hold each ball in place like a button. Since they are the most casual, these colorful cufflinks aren’t good for weddings. Chain cufflinks are less tight than ones that move or are rigid.

Rigid
They don’t have a hinge or a chain. Their painted sides are joined by a stiff pin. The buttonholes on both sides of the cuff are safe. That is, you have to put the face perpendicular to the buttonhole, go through it, and then put it parallel to the fabric and buttonhole like a button. Most have buttons or tacks, but there are also some with a back ball. These don’t have two decorative faces, but instead have one decorative face and a big ball on the other side, which is held on by a pin that is usually curved.

Materials
Metal alloys, silver, gold, platinum, titanium, copper, bronze, and other metals are used to make the bases of cufflinks. They can be decorated with crystal, enamel, mother-of-pearl, precious and semi-precious stones, wood, leather, resin, or plastic. They can also be made unique by adding photos, graphics, initials, inscriptions, or other images that mean something to you.

Decoration
Traditional weddings usually have decorations that are neutral, elegant, and simple. But with cufflinks and socks, the groom can show who he really is without being too flashy.

Cufflinks are a way to show who you are and send a message, so think about how you want to use them: to show that you are a sophisticated and worldly man, to tell the bride that you love her, to share your interests or passions, to proudly show that you are a geek, etc. It is very important to choose the right kind of cufflinks so that your outfit is complete. Cufflinks are a great way to add some personality to an outfit without being too flashy or drawing too much attention. Don’t wear old-fashioned (not vintage) clothes because they will make you look older and less stylish.

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