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How To Wear Cufflinks & French Cuffs

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How To Wear Cufflinks

Curious about cufflinks but don’t know how to wear them?
Use this guide to wearing every kind of cufflinks with every kind of French cuffs.


Understanding how to wear cufflinks is like understanding how to play chess. Learning the basics takes only a few minutes, but learning the strategies to become a master player can take a lifetime.

With cufflinks, as with chess, that last part about it taking a long time to master scares off the timid. Many people assume that just learning the basic moves of chess is complicated and never bother to try. The same is true of cufflinks.

So we thought we’d get back to basics and offer a simple set of instructions for how to wear cufflinks before we send you off to see some of the many ways to make them part of an outfit.

It really couldn’t be simpler so, after you scroll down you’ll have no reason to avoid this easy way to add a little extra oomph to your look when the situation calls for it.


What You’ll Need:

  1. A dress shirt with French cuffs or convertible cuffs.
  2. A pair of clasp, double-sided or silk knot cufflinks.
What You’ll Need:

How to wear cufflinks with a French cuff shirt

Step 1:
Fold the cuff over so that the cufflink holes line up.

Step 2:
Push the back of the cufflink through the holes. If the cufflinks are double-sided, you’re finished. If the cufflinks are the more common, clasp type, continue to…

Step 3:
Close the clasp to secure the cufflink in place.

How to wear cufflinks with a French cuff shirt

How to wear cufflinks with a convertible cuff shirt

Step 1:
Leave shirt cuff unbuttoned but instead of rolling the cuff, pull both pieces of fabric out flat so that the cufflink holes line up.

Step 2:
Push the back of the cufflink through the holes. If the cufflinks are double-sided, you’re finished. If the cufflinks are the more common, clasp type, continue to…

Step 3:
Close the clasp to secure the cufflink in place.

How to wear cufflinks with a convertible cuff shirt

How to wear silk knot cufflinks

Step 1:
Fold the cuff over so that the cufflink holes line up.

Step 2:
Push the back of the cufflink through the holes. Since silk knot cufflinks are, by nature, double-sided, you’re finished.

How to wear cufflinks with a convertible cuff shirt

And there you have it: how to wear cufflinks. In 2-3 steps, you’re much more likely to master the art of wearing cufflinks before mastering chess strategy. So what’s stopping you? Get yourself a pair of cufflinks and get started.

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2 thoughts on “How To Wear Cufflinks & French Cuffs”

  1. Hi, I have a red or I say maroon blazer what combination is suited best for pants and shirt for wedding

    1. Matching cufflinks is mostly about your personal taste. There are no “right” answers, but generally speaking you should try to incorporate your accent color, so you may want to pick up the tone of your tie in your cufflinks. When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with simple, metal cufflinks.

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