The wardrobe of a modern man is so diverse that there is a place for things of completely different styles and trends. However, almost every representative of the stronger sex has a shirt in the closet. There should be several of them, among which a shirt with cufflinks occupies a special place. Most men wear it only for special occasions. And only high-ranking officials and diplomats can wear such a shirt every day.
What are cufflinks?
Cufflinks appeared in the world of fashion quite a long time ago - back in the 17th century and already at that time were very popular among the male population. They served to fasten the cuffs of shirt sleeves and were made of various materials, including precious metals. Later, cufflinks were forgotten for a while, but now they have returned “to the arena” and are rightfully considered an indicator of status.
The more expensive the accessory, the more elegant the cufflink shirt should be - this is an unwritten rule for fashionistas. Cufflinks allow a man to create his own individual image, which differs from others in prestige and weight.
Types of cuffs
Not all shirts fit cufflinks,but only those that are made with special lapels of the sleeves. The cuff cuff can be of three different types, among which are the following:
- Everyday, or in another way they are called "Viennese". These cuffs are traditional, cufflinks are used to fasten them instead of regular buttons. Such models are worn not only for events, but are also quite acceptable for every day.
- French (many call them "double") are wide, two-layer cuffs. A shirt with cufflinks with such lapels will be a great choice for a special occasion (for example, weddings, anniversaries, etc.).
- Combined - can be safely fastened with both cufflinks and buttons. Still such cuffs are called sports. If a man is tired of walking with cufflinks, he can use buttons and vice versa.
Which shirts fit?
The most acceptable option is a cufflink shirt with a double (French) cuff. Symmetrical types of cufflinks will look great on it. But you can also choose a shirt with a single cuff: it does not have buttons. For such an outfit, it is desirable to choose an asymmetric version of the accessory.
However, a gentleman will look win-win only if both men's shirts have sleeves of a certain length: they should peek out slightly from under the sleeves of the jacket. Cufflinks will be visible only when the arm is bent at the elbow - this is the whole "chic", because according to the rules of good manners, expensive accessories should not be flaunted. They areshould be opened to the eye by chance, by chance, thereby confirming the elegance of a well-thought-out image.
How to choose a color?
It is often difficult to decide on the tint range of the outfit before any celebration. The color of the shirt must match the color of the suit. Fashion experts advise choosing clothes in such a way that the shirt is a couple of tones lighter than the jacket, and the tie is darker than the shirt.
Ideally, shirts of a related palette are most suitable for a business suit, so you should not take risks and choose too bright, flashy shades. Also, do not choose a black shirt for the office - this option is better to wear at your leisure.
The most advantageous combinations are white and black, white and blue, yellow and brown. But if there are difficulties with the choice, then a white shirt with cufflinks will always be a good option, which will suit a suit of absolutely any color.
Cufflinks are selected not only under a shirt, but also under a suit, tie, watch, in other words - under the general style. So, if a business look is chosen, then cufflinks made of precious metals, and even better, inlaid with stones, are perfect. With a tuxedo, pure gold or silver cufflinks will stand out too much.
If a tie is decorated with any stones, then cufflinks look good with the same inlay. Do not forget about the combination with other accessories, such as wristwatches. Nowadays, manufacturersmake every effort to facilitate the choice, and produce cufflinks complete with watches. This set is also considered the perfect gift for a man on any major occasion.
How to wear?
Men's shirts with cufflinks are traditionally worn with a formal suit or tuxedo. This option is most suitable for various solid celebrations, going to the theater, etc.
But today fashionistas prefer to experiment and are looking for other non-standard solutions. So, some manage to combine a shirt with cufflinks and classic jeans. But in this case, a blazer must be worn over the shirt. Here you should carefully select jeans by color: it is appropriate to wear dark blue or calm brown. At the same time, the shirt is selected to match, so that it also harmonizes with the color of the eyes and hair. The cufflink should be chosen so that it does not attract undue attention to itself. For example, an accessory can be made of blue or brown enamel, as close as possible to jeans or a blazer.
Modern style involves creating your own unique image. In this case, some people try to combine a shirt with cufflinks and regular jeans into one outfit, without even using a jacket or blazer. But such experiments should be carried out carefully so as not to look ridiculous in the eyes of others.