Dec, 15 2021

How to Wear Studs

Man buttoning up his jacket

Believe it or not, it’s possible to take the formal look of a tuxedo to a whole new level. Not sure how to do it? Try out wearing shirt studs, which are designed to replace standard dress shirt buttons. These small accessories can pack a big punch for the man who wants to stand out from the crowd at formal events.

A quick reminder about formal wear: generally, an outfit isn’t complete without tuxedo shirt studs for Black Tie and White tie dress codes. Studs are worn on all formal occasions and should only be worn with tuxedos, not suits. Keep in mind, not all tuxedo shirts can accommodate studs, so choose wisely. You can browse our collection of shirts to find the perfect one for your special event.

Man Smiling while wearing Generation Tux Black Notch Lapel Tuxedo with black and silver studs

Shirt Studs 101

Studs typically come in sets of three or four. Someone opting for a classic look can’t go wrong with black studs. There are plenty of other options to choose from. Don’t be afraid to step out of the box when choosing your look. Shirt studs can be a great way to personalize your ensemble. Much like cufflinks and other accessories, you can let the studs reflect your own unique style. For example:

  • Add some glamour to your formal look with a crystal stud set or a precious stone set. You can even try to match your partner’s accessories by opting for the same crystals embellished on her gown or stones she is wearing via her jewels.
  • Give your ensemble a twist with a knot stud set.
  • Showcase your favorite hobby or interest with novelty shirt stud sets. We’ve seen everything from Darth Vader studs for the Star Wars fan, Lamborghini designs for luxury car lovers, sports-themed studs, sets for animal lovers, and skull and crossbones for an edgier look.

How to wear them

If you’re going to wear shirt studs, then you’ll definitely want to show them off! Studs work best with a bow tie; a necktie will just cover them up. The bow tie will cover the top button of the shirt, so the studs start at the second buttonhole or stud hole.

Man wearing Generation Tux Black Shawl Lapel Tuxedo with black and silver studs

Putting them on

If you’re not sure how to put on or wear shirt studs on your tuxedo shirt, you’re not alone. Studs can be tricky, so we have provided you with some simple steps to master these tuxedo shirt must-haves:

  1. Insert a stud through each opening on the front of your shirt. Stud holes are located above each button, and they look like regular buttonholes, only smaller.
  2. Fasten each stud using the original buttonholes from the other side of the shirt, just as you would a regular button. Now check out how sharp you look
  3. Make sure the studs are secured properly so they don’t pop off.

And shirt studs are just the beginning when it comes to accessorizing your special event look. Don’t forget to check out Generation Tux’s selection of ties, pocket squares, and cufflinks. No matter how you want to style your ensemble, we can help you find the perfect way to put the finishing touches, so you stand out from the crowd.

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