Have you ever read the dress code ‘smart casual’ and promptly started having a minor panic attack? You’re not alone. Plenty of people struggle to gauge the line when it comes to dressing well, whether it’s for a job interview, office party or family affair, it can be awkward.
You never want to over-do it and look ridiculous, but alongside that, you don’t want to be the guy in jeans and t-shirt. Cufflinks are a perfect example of a smart touch to an otherwise casual outfit. Nice jeans, smart shirt, and a sports jacket, you can’t go wrong. Add some cufflinks to that shirt, and you’ll be looking the sharpest there.
At worst people aren’t going to think anything about your stylish engraved cufflinks, at best, you’re going to look sharp, feel sharp and receive compliments.
Cufflinks are basically male jewellery. In that vein, think about all the situations in which women wear jewellery. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, whatever. That’s right, women tend to wear them whenever they want to look sharp. And so should you. The whole point of a quality pair of cufflinks is to add some zing to an otherwise cliché masculine outfit.
No-one Complains about People Being Subtly Overdressed
Have you ever been to a smart casual event, and huddled with other adult friends, pointed and laughed at someone for being slightly overdressed? No? Me neither. Because people don’t do that. On the other hand, people do judge people for being underdressed, as it can be construed as a lack of respect for the dress code and organisers, as well as being lazy.
It’s a Classy Move
We’re talking smart formal here. If it’s a job interview, it looks like you’ve put the extra thought and effort in (providing you’re prepared for the interview too!), if it’s a family meal, you look professional, stylish and fashionable. It’s always going to be a classy move.
It Means You Can Wear a Proper Shirt
…And proper shirts can be worn casually! You can always throw on a nice button down shirt, and it’ll look timeless and masculine, not to mention slimming, if properly fitted. Cufflinks allow you to put that final touch on a great shirt.
That’s not even mentioning that shirts with cufflink sleeve ends generally have longer sleeves. This means that if you’re a taller gent, who struggles to find shirts that fit on the arms, a proper shirt and cufflinks is the way forward, even in less than formal settings.