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Silk CuffLinks for day; Silver for Night?

post #1 of 18
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I think so unless you are at an interview / formal event that takes place during the day; I'm finding silk links are more elegant for day if I wear french cuffs, and keep the silver for night.
post #2 of 18
I tend to wear silk knots to work.

But I just found a pair of silver-bar-and-chain links that might just become ubiquitous in my attire.
post #3 of 18
Why not gold cufflinks?
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Why not gold cufflinks?


--I thought about that I should say metal cuff links then. LK, always the keen board editor. Cheers.
post #5 of 18
Silk knots always scream "I don't have any real cufflinks" or "these came with the shirt" to me.
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by iammatt
Silk knots always scream "I don't have any real cufflinks" or "these came with the shirt" to me.
LOL. I was sitting in a meeting recently and one of my partners asked me: "Couldn't find your cufflinks this morning?" I thought it was a comment about the fact that I'd been fiddling with one of my silk knots and made some response to that effect. He said, "those aren't cufflinks - those are those things that come with the shirt when you buy it!"
I think transparent metal cufflinks would be ok for daytime use.
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
I think transparent metal cufflinks would be ok for daytime use.
Transparent aluminum!
post #8 of 18
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I think transparent alum would be great for an alloy specialist
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by iammatt
Silk knots always scream "I don't have any real cufflinks" or "these came with the shirt" to me.


Right, that's a level headed response, just teasing, I'm sure that's what their thinking, when the people I work with are some of the worst dressers in the world, think medical, and I'm wearing, nevermind. Metal cufflinks by day scream, "I'm trying way too hard" and is a distraction which is never good for business especially in rural areas (out of the city), understatement is. But when they see me a night or formal and I have they say, "Wow, he has cufflinks or is it good taste." It depends on the event/audience.
post #10 of 18
I have some tasteful and understated Tiffany silver links I wear for client meetings.

I think it's possible and very easy to go overboard with all the diamond encrusted links which takes away from the rest of the ensemble.
post #11 of 18
I have about 6 pair of cufflinks from this spot:

http://www.linkstoheritage.com/black_heritage.html

and it is an attention grabber, which I like. I also have others like this I got off of ebay.
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
LOL. I was sitting in a meeting recently and one of my partners asked me: "Couldn't find your cufflinks this morning?" I thought it was a comment about the fact that I'd been fiddling with one of my silk knots and made some response to that effect. He said, "those aren't cufflinks - those are those things that come with the shirt when you buy it!" I think transparent metal cufflinks would be ok for daytime use.
I think you should tell him to go fuck himself. You know, in the politest way possible.
post #13 of 18
I don't see why one cannot wear metal cufflinks in the daytime?
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Jovan
I think you should tell him to go fuck himself. You know, in the politest way possible.


Exactly. Yea, as if a shirt couldn't come with some cheap metal cuff links. Or how about some of those corny over the top links.

Does this guy dress like Cary Grant?
Also, again it depends on who your doing business with, the venue.

I used to have a boss back in Indianapolis, who you to talk about the New York manager with a negative comment, yea, you move there and they 'wear cuff links' by a sarcastic nod as it being an ostentatioius, showy fem thing. Of course, he bought suits from Hong Kong that came in a plastic bag for 300 thinking he was really cool too.

Everybody's a critic nowadays.
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
He said, "those aren't cufflinks - those are those things that come with the shirt when you buy it!"
"Yeah, I got a two for one deal. High five!" I like sarcasm that borders on seriousness so you leave them confused and guessing.
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