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How and When To Sport Cufflinks with Your Wedding Suit or Tuxedo

By Katy Eriks on 2018-11-26

black tuxedo with french cuff shirt and formal cufflinks for men

Cufflinks have been increasing in popularity among wedding parties. They make great groomsmen gifts that will add personality to their looks while taking their style up a notch for a more formal wedding setting. How do you know if cufflinks are right for you? First, you’ll need to determine the formality of your wedding and decide if the men in your wedding party will wear a classic or a formal shirt. Cufflinks are needed when wearing a shirt that has French cuffs, a shirt cuff that is folded back before fastening, creating a double-layered cuff. This style of shirt should always be paired with a tuxedo, but can also be worn with a suit.

 Best groomsman gift ideas and how to wear cufflinks with your wedding suit or tuxedo.

While cufflinks come in a variety of shapes and sizes, here is how to place a standard post and toggle style cufflink.

How to insert your cufflinks:

  1. Fold the cuffs on the shirt and align the holes at the bottom, outside wrist edge.
  2. Straighten the toggle, the small bar of the cufflink.
  3. From the top of your arm, insert the bar straight into the holes.
  4. Turn the toggle horizontally so the cuff link will securely stay put.
  5. Test out your James Bond poses in the mirror and head to your event!
 Best groomsman gift ideas and how to place cufflinks with your wedding tuxedo shirt.

The cufflinks in our collection range from classic silver to bow ties and dachshunds for a sophisticated or quirky look. Looking for more ideas for groomsmen gifts? Check out our article featuring Eight of the Best Groomsmen & Groomsmaid Gift Ideas and for style tips and inspiration follow us on Instagram.

About the Author

Katy Eriks

Katy Eriks started out as one of SuitShop's first brides. Having experienced SuitShop as a customer first, Katy brings valuable perspective to customer care. Additionally, she supports marketing efforts and advances brand visibility. When she’s not answering customer's calls, she’s teaching yoga, caring for her three rescue dogs, and hanging out with A.J., hubby and former SuitShop groom!