Tuxedo Studs

For any tuxedo shirt, tuxedo studs are a great way to add a little extra style. These tuxedo studs will provide an elegant and complete look to the formal wear. Tuxedo studs come in a wide array of colors and styles, such as gold and silver. There are studs with rhinestones and crystals, studs with team mascots, and even studs with sports logos.

The history of tuxedo studs; During the nineteenth century, shirt studs were used with most shirts, especially formal attire. The concept of tuxedo studs was introduced to America at the same time as the tuxedo. The American tuxedo is based upon the short British black smoking jacket ensemble created for the Prince of Wales (the future Edward VII) in 1860 by Henry Poole & Company as an alternative to white tie and tailcoat attire for dinner parties. The jacket was distinctive because it did not have tails like formal white tie jackets. A wealthy New York society member, James Potter, obtained one of the dinner jackets during a visit with the Prince of Wales. Potter introduced the dinning attire to the other members of exclusive Tuxedo Club in Tuxedo Park. Soon many Tuxedo Club members began wearing the short dinner jacket and the new formal attire became known as a tuxedo. Over the years, Americans began wearing the tuxedo as standard men’s formal attire in place of tailcoat jackets. Shirt studs used to fasten tuxedo dress shirts are often called tuxedo stud

Round London Blue Topaz with Diamond Frame (.54 CTW) Studs

Sterling Round Lapis Opus Studs

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Wearing tuxedo studs is a simple process that requires only a couple of extra moments to put in place and secure properly, so the shirt is secure and retain a fresh and crisp look. And how to wear tuxedo studs?Select your studs first. It is a good idea to select your tuxedo studs before picking a shirt. Once you have the studs, you can bring them along with you when shopping for a shirt. Since you want the focus to be on your studs, choose a jacket and pants that don’t distract from the look. It is easiest to begin with a shirt already equipped with a set of tuxedo holes, these are known as convertible front tuxedo shirts. If you have this type of shirt, you will see that there are two sets of holes. The inward holes are for the tuxedo studs. If you are using mushroom-shaped studs you are going to push the base of the stud through the holes in the shirt front. Begin from the outside in as you would with a button. If your studs are T-shaped pipestem, squeeze spring-loaded cross bar while pushing the larger end through the hole. Release.