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post #31 of 46
Thinking of it, wearing French cuffs without a suit&tie (or, at least, odd jacket&tie) looks quite weird. Basically, it looks like one is trying too hard to look "special", IMO. Like when Beckham arrived at Real Madrid and walked out of the limo wearing an expensive white odd jacket (I think it was Valentino or Dolce&Gabbana) and (artificially aged) jeans with (artificially made) holes in them... I guess that is something that some rock and football stars can get away with and that it may look "fashionable", but I do not think that it is really stylish.
post #32 of 46
With matching-colour silk knots, I think French cuffs are just as versatile as barrel cuffs. They've become common enough that I don't see them as anything special, extra formal, or "trying too hard." I would and do wear them without a jacket or tie.

I would not wear them with noticeable cufflinks without a jacket. Tie not required, IMO.
post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by kdsvs
With matching-colour silk knots, I think French cuffs are just as versatile as barrel cuffs. They've become common enough that I don't see them as anything special, extra formal, or "trying too hard." I would and do wear them without a jacket or tie.

I would not wear them with noticeable cufflinks without a jacket. Tie not required, IMO.
I am sure that you are right. Yes, silk knots may look suitably casual. It is just that I DO NOT LIKE SILK KNOTS. I guess it is because I think they look a bit "sissy". Maybe I should give them a chance.
post #34 of 46
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Originally Posted by epa
I DO NOT LIKE SILK KNOTS. I guess it is because I think they look a bit "sissy". Maybe I should give them a chance.

I'm not a fan of "regular" cufflinks - I think they're too flashy and detract from the overall "look", but solid-color (navy, black, or silver) knots are quiet enough to let the clothes speak for themselves. The only people who notice silk knots are those who are looking for them. Best of all - they're inexpensive so even if you lose one you're not out a ton of money.
post #35 of 46
How about those metal links that are in the shape of silk knots?
post #36 of 46
START a Poll on this already.
post #37 of 46
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Originally Posted by acidicboy
when i posted that caveat, i was specifically thinking about 61 year old a&f ceo mike jeffries

That's not breaking rules that's just dressing like a dumb ass
post #38 of 46
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Originally Posted by jml90
That's not breaking rules that's just dressing like a dumb ass
But then look at how much money he's worth...I guess at that point it doesn't matter!
post #39 of 46
I wear them with sport coats (no ties) and suits (with ties) all the time. I like mixing high and low occasionally as an experiment.

I wouldn't wear them without a jacket or coat of some kind though...looks weird in my books.
post #40 of 46
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Originally Posted by Stu
What is that? Attolini? Barba? Beautiful shirt.

DNA, my clothing label (see links below). Glad you like it
post #41 of 46
I can't say I'm a fan of dark shirts with patterns, or dark shirts in general for anything but casual. The dark patterned ones make me think of those assholes I see downtown at midnight coming out of those clubs.
post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by mrchapel
But then look at how much money he's worth...I guess at that point it doesn't matter!
I'd say it matters more. Once you've amassed a certain amount of wealth, I think you have a duty to preserve the civility, for the lack of a better word, of the world in which you live, a duty to which dress is suprisingly central.
post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by gorgekko
I wear them with sport coats (no ties) and suits (with ties) all the time. I like mixing high and low occasionally as an experiment.

I wouldn't wear them without a jacket or coat of some kind though...looks weird in my books.

--- This is my consensus also. A jacket should be real close if one dares to wear FCuffs without.
post #44 of 46
Thread Starter 
wow, i really wasn't expecting so much feedback. I guess I'll skip the tie-only look and wear cuff links with my sport jackets and suits. I suppose the next step is to buy a shirt with french cuffs...
post #45 of 46
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang
How about those metal links that are in the shape of silk knots?
I like those. Actually, I think that there are a lot of metal links that look nice and that are not flashy. My favourite pair is a silver "origami" bird, not flashy at all. I do not like "flashy" cuff links, just the way I do not like very big and flashy watches. Also, I never wear gold cufflinks or gold watches, for example (this also helps me to save some money).
I guess that the reason for which I do not like French cuffs without a tie is that when I take my tie off, I unbotten the collar of the shirt, and then I feel strange if I leeve the sleeves buttoned (at least, when I am not wearing a jacket). Without a tie and jacket, I actually prefer to roll up the sleeves, maybe 1/3 of the way to the elbow. (Of course, I guess I could do that with French cuffs as well).
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