What size should cuff links be that will be worn with a Tuxedo?
I think that is the equivalent of asking how big should a diamond
The customer needs to be more specific than, “not too big.” I have
found that using coins is a good way to get an idea of what size they
are looking for.
The important thing is the hardware that goes through the
Will it fit through all of the the holes? With a french cuff you are
talking about 4 layers of cloth and 4 holes. Will it stay in the
cuff and not fall out if they take off their jacket or start dancing,
or spy on arch criminals, like James Bond. Man, I just love that
white tux Sean Connery wears in Goldfinger.
Same thing for the studs, the hardware is the important part. Keep
in mind that, unlike cuffs which you can get at both sides, securing
a dress shirt with studs is not always a simple task. If the stud is
larger than the buttonhole it has to go in through the front. If it
will go through the front/top buttonhole then you can install the
studs first and the just button the shirt. That is the style that
usually comes with rental tuxes, a big thumbtack with a black plastic
cab in a silver colored bezel.
Pictured are a set of cuff links we have had success with. The
hardware comes from Rio Grande (no affiliation other than being a
very happy customer).
I haven’t made studs yet so I have no suggestions there, although
the set of shirt studs I own have this hardware:
You can put them on almost one handed. Again, I have no affiliation
with Otto, their picture came up first in a Google search.
Dress well whenever you have the chance,
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