I travel a lot for work and so am travelling with cufflinks, suits, ties, belts, shirts all the time, and there are two things that in the past I always forgot; Cufflinks and a work belt.
Forgetting a belt wasn’t too big a drama because I’ll either be wearing one on the plane that is semi ok for the office, belts are literally in every men’s clothing store so I could just buy one, or because my suit pants fit pretty snug anyway I could be like the cool kids and go without the belt.
But forgetting cufflinks is harder to deal with.
You can make a pair out of home and office supplies, which I have detailed in one of my last articles, or you can buy a pair.
But to help remember cufflinks in the first place, I store them in a cufflink strap. It sits right near everything else you will be collecting so is easy to remember as I’m collecting shirts, ties and suits for the trip.
But even when I do remember my cufflinks, where do I put them when travelling? There are a few options I have tried or thought of:
- Loose in the suitcase, but they are a pain to find and, most often, to find them you need to pull everything out of your bag.
- Just wear them on the airplane, but that only leaves you with one choice of cufflinks for your whole trip. Not ideal.
- In a cufflink box and just throw the whole thing into the suitcase. There goes your baggage limit.
- In a cufflink strap, which can either be folded and put in the suitcase, or hung up in your garment bag.
I know which I would choose… Just don’t forget to grab the cufflink strap from the hotel wardrobe as you are leaving!