Tuxedo Shirt Accessories
Accessories for tuxedo shirts consist of formal jewelry which is made up
of cufflinks, studs and buttons covers. There are currently over a
thousand options for each of these items not including that fact that
you can have them all made custom. Formal jewelry is the finishing touch
to not only your tuxedo shirt, but to you entire formal wardrobe.
Cufflinks are two pieces of formal jewelry that are used for fastening shirt
cuffs. They are typically made with two buttons or button-like parts
connected with a chain or shank that passes through the slits in the
cuff of a tuxedo shirt.
A stud is a small ornamental button mounted on a short chain or post
which is inserted through the eyelets of a tuxedo shirt. Typically the
neck button that is sewn on a tuxedo shirt is used to button up the neck
of the shirt. The next four or five (five if very tall) eyelets
(buttonholes) are bypassed by using the studs instead of buttons.Button Covers
A button cover is a decorative formal accessory that is worn over
the top button of a tuxedo shirt. Button covers are typically worn with
banded / mandarin collar tuxedo
shirts. If worn with a wing collar or laydown collar shirt, the button cover replaces the bow tie or other
formal tie. On banded / mandarin formal shirt, it is the only formal
neck accessory option.
Materials and Gemstones
The materials used to make studs, cufflinks and button covers vary
depending on the manufacturer or designer. Gold and silver toned metals
with faux black onyx are used for the more affordable styles. Gold and
silver plating with genuine onyx is the most requested style. With the
mix of metals you get the look that real gold and silver give with the
durability of hard metals. On the high end of formal jewelry genuine
gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stones are the materials of
choice. When wearing genuine gold, be sure to be cautious with your
cufflinks. Real gold will dent.
Any gemstone you can imagine can by found in either a cufflink, stud or
button cover. The most common precious gemstone is the diamond and then
the ruby. Fancier formal jewelry is made with multiple semiprecious
gemstones combined into one facing. It's fascinating that their are so
many options and if you can't find the right item, you can have it made.
The options are endless.
Whichever style you choose, your formal attire will be complete.