Posting for the first time---normally I post on a women's fashion board, but this board seems perfect for my question. What would be a good, versatile first pair of cufflinks? My boyfriend has accumulated a few shirts with french cuffs (because he liked the collar/fabric/cut, not because of the cuffs). He's been wearing them exclusively with the sleeves rolled up (and it looks great), but there have been one or two occasions where he'd like to wear a french cuff shirt with a jacket, and then he's not sure what to do about the cuffs. He has some silk knots, but has never worn them (too casual for the jacket (?), and in actual casual situations he rolls them up...). We tried these (don't laugh *too* hard): br cufflinks with one of his shirts (which admittedly is not a great shirt) and they looked terrible. Perhaps we should try them with a good shirt, but I think they just look somehow wrong, kind of cheap and chunky? His style is mostly very laid-back, understated, simple, casual (software consultant), so he'd probably only have an occasion to wear them a few times a year at most. Overall he seems to look good in English styles (rather than Italian). He doesn't want to be flamboyant or attract attention, he wants to look well-put-together and discreet. Anyhow...I am totally ignorant about men's clothing...any guidance would be appreciated. I'll pass on whatever advice you have to him. Thanks.
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5/15/05 at 1:24am