Cuff links: how should they be worn?

There are two ways. One is to have them act in the same way as a button would, the link being fed through what could be described as the ‘outside’ of both pieces of the cuff. Alternatively, it could be fed through from the outside of the first part of the cuff, and from the inside of the second part. The former forms a neater cuff, which slides under the jacket much more readily; I believe the latter to be correct from an etiquette standpoint.


One Response to “Cuff links: how should they be worn?”

  1. Shanahan on October 17th, 2006 03:38

    the latter, pinch method is the only correct way. French cuffs are quite “showy” and tough to pull off. The neater method you describe would be deemed typically european, similar to wearing sandals with socks.

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