Black Tie Events – How to Wear Ties and Cufflinks

Man putting on cufflinks for black tie event

With Christmas approaching, there will be an influx of Black Tie events, whether that be a Christmas Works Party, Client Meetings or Dinners.

How to Wear Cufflinks

Cufflinks are a great way to finish your look and add style to your wardrobe. To fasten a cuff, the holes on both sides are lined up, and cufflink inserted all the way through so that the link is set in its closed position. The decorative part of the cufflink should outside when the arm is at your side. On the backside of the cuff, flip the bar to hold it in place.

How to Wear a Tie Pin

Tie pins are a great way to ensure your tie stays straight and looks professional. There are a variety of styles that you can buy, each for different occasions. Always ensure that your tie pin fits in between the third and fourth button of your shirt. Also ensure that it does not go over the width of the tie, ideally finishing in the middle of the tie.

How to Wear a Pocket Square

Pocket squares are a great way to add some personality to your suit. These should compliment your shirt and tie – but never match them exactly. These should be worn in your suit pocket, never your shirt pocket.

There are a variety of ways to wear your pocket square, here are a few:

  • Square or Straight: This is the most popular and easiest way to wear a pocket square. This is also a very professional addition to your work suit, giving you an air of elegance. Simply fold in half, and bring the bottom upwards, in thirds horizontally.
  • One Corner/Tip: This suits any type of dress code and is great for all occasions. Simply fold in half in a diamond shape, then bring each corner inwards, and the bottom towards the top.
  • Two Tip/Peak: This is a more unique way to wear a pocket square, and is great with patterned fabrics. Follow the ‘One Corner’ instructions, but bring the points slightly to the side – making a peak.
  • Puff: This is a great way to convey a relaxed approach, and works well with silk or wool. Simply pinch the middle of the fabric, and gracefully gather up the bottom of the pocket square.


Adding extras to your outfit is a great way to express your style, whilst staying professional and elegant. What’s more, customised cufflinks and pocket squares for your company or association are effective and show off your brand in a stylish way. We make and supply tie slides, cufflinks and pocket squares which are perfect for any occasion, and if you order now you can get in time for your Christmas celebrations.