Don't even bother with a tuxedo shirt unless you have the right studs to bring your ensemble together. These octagonal studs are machined from solid steel or bronze. They are furnished in sets of five, instead of the industry standard four. This is important for taller gentlemen, anyone wishing to ditch the cummerbund, or just to keep a spare. The convertible shirt studs allows one to change the color of his studs by changing the inserts (sold separately). These studs themselves are available in 10 different finishes.
Please note: the standard texture for the bronze studs is “as turned," meaning they're uncoated. As a result, they will naturally patina over time, at rate that varies with exposure and handling.