How to make cufflinks out of home and office supplies!
So you left your cufflinks at home. By accident. Sigh.
It might be something innocent that caused the accident, like you rode your bike or jogged into work and accidentally left your cufflinks out of your bag. Sigh.
Or it might be a little less innocent, you had a big night out and slept somewhere else, a bowling alley perhaps, and change into your spare suit at work. But don’t have cufflinks. Sigh.
It might be you are attending an out of town formal event, and in your hotel room you realise your cufflinks have been stolen by the baggage handlers at the airport. Sigh. You should have chosen a better airline.
The next few tips on how to make cufflinks out of home and office supplies should get you out of trouble.
If this happens to you often, and you still store your cufflinks in a cufflink box like a cave man, then you definitely should look into getting a Cufflink Strap to put in your locker or take on your travels. If you already have a Cufflink Strap and this still happens to you? Get yourself together, friend.
The Paper Clip Cufflinks
The paper clip is my go to cufflink when I get to the office and realise that I have left my cufflinks at home. I wouldn’t wear it on my wedding day, but it doesn’t look half bad.
Pry apart the paper clip to make an S shape.
Bend the paper clip back the other way, but with the larger side slightly bent so that both ends of the paper clip are roughly on top of each other.
Now bend it slightly back the other way and fit it through the holes of your French cuffs.
Push the clip closed.
This should get you through the day, but for extra stability, rigidity and peace of mind, you can then tuck the ends of the paperclip behind the cuff, locking it in.
The Bulldog Clip Cufflinks
This method is not inconspicuous, so be prepared to be caught out and to cop some ridicule. I was going to say this method was the easiest but it turned out to be quite hard to get all the cuff ends together for clipping.
Jam your arm up against a table and bunch all the cuff ends together.