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What colors and patterns are formal? What do you guys wear to events like concerts and wedding? How about black tie events?
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What colors and patterns are formal? What do you guys wear to events like concerts and wedding? How about black tie events?

I like to think this is the one place where men can be a lil creative. I suppose for blacktie one should go with something matching your button studs.

But else, I wear everything from silver knots to colorful enamel. I cant go too crazy since my work environment is fairly conservative.
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Not sure if I would wear any cufflinks to a concert... unless its the symphony or something.. but U2?
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I think wearing cufflinks with a watch is gauche. One or the other, please...
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I think wearing cufflinks with a watch is gauche. One or the other, please...

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What colors and patterns are formal? What do you guys wear to events like concerts and wedding? How about black tie events?
I think its more about material. To someones wedding I'd wear some made of silver, to my own I'd like to wear some with rubies or made from marine ivory. I normally wear only those 'silk knots' in various colours (my preferred ones are bright blues, greens (or a combi of them) and occasional reds). I don't like gadgets like watches or compasses for cufflinks but extravagances like golden ones with inlaid cloisonné featuring your personal sigil or coat of arms are fun and 'ok' by me.
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I love cloisonne links and enamel in general but, alas, I have no family coat of arms.
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I don't believe that links need to be an exact match for studs with black tie but should be of the same metal and have a general resemblance. Simpler is better with formal clothes imho
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I love cloisonne links and enamel in general but, alas, I have no family coat of arms.

There's actually no such thing as a "family" coat of arms. They are indicative of an individual.

Another hobby of mine. Check out http://assumearms.com/Default.aspx if you're interested.
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I think wearing cufflinks with a watch is gauche. One or the other, please...

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Not sure if I would wear any cufflinks to a concert... unless its the symphony or something.. but U2?

For a U2 concert one should wear a xtian cross cuff links coupled with pursed lips and a barely concealed superior air of one who occupies the moral high ground.
post #14 of 22
Why would a guy wear cufflinks with a watch? I mean, I want to look at you, not fuck you. You, on the other hand, I'm not so sure about. Don't forget the pinky ring and sparkly suit with that combo, Mr. Manilow.

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post #15 of 22
What about gold cufflinks? I just got some double-sided ones in 14kt that belonged to my gradfather. They are shaped and sized like silk knot links, and are borderline tasteful in my opinion. smile.gif
I wonder though whether gold is too flashy. I can kind of imagine myself wearing them with black tie, but I'm really squeamish about pairing them with a business suit.
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