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FashionGentlemen's Guide: Choosing The Right Cufflinks

Gentlemen's Guide: Choosing The Right Cufflinks

Gentlemen's Guide: Choosing The Right Cufflinks
By Hong Kong Tatler
March 29, 2018

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A. Lange & Sohne
Learn how to accentuate your outfit with the smallest details

Cufflinks may seem simple to wear, but choosing the right ones for the right occasion can often be tricky. From formal wear to casual outfits, read on for some useful pointers on wearing cufflinks in style:

1/3Formal occasions

Photo: Moses Ng/Hong Kong Tatler
Photo: Moses Ng/Hong Kong Tatler

Once worn mostly by CEOs and higher management, cufflinks are now a staple of any gentleman's wardrobe. For formal and semiformal occasions such as business meetings, conferences, weddings and the like, cufflinks are almost expected. 

For black-tie functions where presentation is key, it’s best to go with a more formal type of cufflink. Classic cufflinks in silver will look good with anything, but other materials such as rose gold, mother-of-pearl and other semi-precious stones are also suitable for standing out.

2/3Casual occasions

Photo: Moses Ng/Hong Kong Tatler
Photo: Moses Ng/Hong Kong Tatler

Cufflinks can also be worn with more casual outfits, as long as you have a shirt with a double cuff, also known as a French cuff.

Simple studs or silk knots are an easy option for everyday, as you won’t need to worry about them clashing with the rest of your outfit. Try to show off your personality and sense of style through different shapes, textures and personalised cufflinks, but do stay away from cufflinks that are hobby or sports-themed as they can border on tacky.

3/3Match your outfit

Photo: Moses Ng/Hong Kong Tatler
Photo: Moses Ng/Hong Kong Tatler

Cufflinks are an accessory, not the focal point of an outfit, so be sure that they match the rest of your ensemble. Take into consideration the colours of your shirt, jacket, pocket square, and especially your watch.

With something clean and simple like the A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Moon Phase 40mm, you can't go wrong with a pair of a sleek and subtle pair of cufflinks. No matter what though—always follow the golden rule of wearing cufflinks only when you have a jacket on.  

See also: Gentlemen's Guide: How To Style A Watch


Watch: A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Moon Phase 40mm argente dial

Suit and accessories: Dunhill smoking jacket look, pinstripe suit, Bryceland’s silver cufflinks, Attire House patterned pocket squares

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