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post #16 of 49
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Originally Posted by gmac
Amen!!! Where is that picture of Ewan McGregor from?
Stay, also starring Ryan Gosling and Naomi Watts with Bob Hoskins. Thom Browne designed his wardrobe for the movie.
post #17 of 49
I'm not an expert or anything, but I would say just have fun. Get cufflinks you like and put a smile on your face.
post #18 of 49
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
On a related note: I'm interested in learning more about the history of the cufflink. Anyone knowledgeable on the subject, or know of a good source for more information?

I've got a wonderful book at home that has a detailed section on the history. I'll get the name and author and post it up tomorrow.
post #19 of 49
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Originally Posted by royal618
I've got a wonderful book at home that has a detailed section on the history. I'll get the name and author and post it up tomorrow.

Thanks, sounds like just what I'm looking for.
post #20 of 49
This is probably the best thread in which to ask this question... What color cufflinks (if any) should be worn with a jacket having gold (or silver, or antique gold) buttons? The cufflinks surely should not be of a different material thus competing with the jacket buttons, but I think gold buttons & gold cufflinks, for example, is a bit much.


I have worn a dark green jacket that had gold buttons with a light blue/black/white striped casual french cuff shirt that had matching silk knot cufflinks and I thought it looked good. But otherwise, how should it be done with metal links?
post #21 of 49
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Correction: It is okay to wear cufflinks whenever the fuck you want to.

I wear cufflinks to work every damned day.
post #22 of 49
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
On a related note: I'm interested in learning more about the history of the cufflink. Anyone knowledgeable on the subject, or know of a good source for more information?

CUFFLINKS by Jonas and Nissenson is pretty good.

THere's another one around here .I'll see if I can find it.
post #23 of 49
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Originally Posted by alexei
This is probably the best thread in which to ask this question... What color cufflinks (if any) should be worn with a jacket having gold (or silver, or antique gold) buttons? The cufflinks surely should not be of a different material thus competing with the jacket buttons, but I think gold buttons & gold cufflinks, for example, is a bit much.

I think silk knots work well, but also mother of pearl links:

post #24 of 49
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Originally Posted by alexei
This is probably the best thread in which to ask this question... What color cufflinks (if any) should be worn with a jacket having gold (or silver, or antique gold) buttons? The cufflinks surely should not be of a different material thus competing with the jacket buttons, but I think gold buttons & gold cufflinks, for example, is a bit much.


I have worn a dark green jacket that had gold buttons with a light blue/black/white striped casual french cuff shirt that had matching silk knot cufflinks and I thought it looked good. But otherwise, how should it be done with metal links?

Okay, I know you should be able to wear cufflinks with just a jacket and all that, but perhaps the fact that this is a jacket, and there's so much already going on with it, makes this a prime candidate for barrel cuffs instead of doubles?
post #25 of 49
I don't really worry about matching my cufflinks with anything, other than to compliment my tie and pocket square. Most of the cufflinks I wear are antique enamel double-sided and snap type. As a result, you really don't see the underside metal of gold, silver or base metal. I usualy try and pick up a color in the enamel to my tie and/or pocket square.

As much as I LOVE cufflinks, I firmly believe they are not properly worn without a tie and suit. The only exception to this is with a blue blazer. IMHO, cufflinks are formal. Open collared shirts and sport coats are not.
post #26 of 49
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Originally Posted by cuffthis
As much as I LOVE cufflinks, I firmly believe they are not properly worn without a tie and suit. The only exception to this is with a blue blazer. IMHO, cufflinks are formal. Open collared shirts and sport coats are not.

Indeed.
post #27 of 49
I love to drool over the Longmire cufflinks. They are simple, elegant and damn smart
post #28 of 49
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Originally Posted by Marchese
I love to drool over the Longmire cufflinks.

post #29 of 49
I love thier enamled ones particularity. I'm actually I'm not that into the stirrup ones though
post #30 of 49
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Originally Posted by Marchese
I'm actually I'm not that into the stirrup ones though

That's their proprietary design, that sets them apart from the pack. Even they will say so. The remainder of their stock is common to any number of purveyors.
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