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Given who retires to Palm Beach I would imagine that this is one place you'd see a good number of correct ensembles.
They certainly could afford it. Yes, it was for charity, but they auctioned off several magnums of Roederer Cristal for $10K each. Gulp!
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That looks like the very particular color of pyrope garnet -- is that what they are? I think they are beautiful, though a bold departure. I probably wouldn't wear them without matching links, honestly. Might seem like the links had gone missing....
 

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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post

That looks like the very particular color of pyrope garnet -- is that what they are? I think they are beautiful, though a bold departure. I probably wouldn't wear them without matching links, honestly. Might seem like the links had gone missing....

Interesting. It's purposeful for me. I really don't like the idea of everything matching.
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Gorgeous. I'm jealous.
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Btw, what do you think of these? I had them made up a while ago and forgot to post them after they were finished.
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Money doesn't buy taste or class. The Donald is a perfect example of that.
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They certainly could afford it. Yes, it was for charity, but they auctioned off several magnums of Roederer Cristal for $10K each. Gulp!
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Me neither. Those studs are such eyecatchers, I think matching cuff links would be OTT.
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Interesting. It's purposeful for me. I really don't like the idea of everything matching.
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Personally I prefer no color at all with black tie, but these are subtle enough to still be tasteful.
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Those studs are nice.
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

They certainly could afford it. Yes, it was for charity, but they auctioned off several magnums of Roederer Cristal for $10K each. Gulp!

I was referring to the fact that unlike other parts of FL with lots of money PB is old money and therefore probably filled with more people who stick to tradition on many ways. I don't imagine an equally well-heeled group in Miami Beach would be dressed the same.

And I'd rather give away a $10k donation than admit I'd paid $10k for Cristal...
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Btw, what do you think of these? I had them made up a while ago and forgot to post them after they were finished.

I don't wear matching cufflinks.

Beautiful, just the right amount of color for black tie. I can't quite tell, are the backs white gold? I would imagine a set of simple oval chain-link cufflinks in white gold would be just the right item to finish it off.

FWIW I never match studs and cufflinks for BT. I've had various sets of inexpensive studs over the years but always wear my simple yellow gold Tiffany links that were a bar mitzvah present from my folks more than 15 years ago.
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They're sterling silver. I wear ivory cushion-shaped cufflinks with them--but the, I wear those with pretty much everything.

This photo was previously posted in black and white, but I just got the color version. So, here they are in action:

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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

They're sterling silver. I wear ivory cushion-shaped cufflinks with them--but the, I wear those with pretty much everything.

This photo was previously posted in black and white, but I just got the color version. So, here they are in action:

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That's a great dinner suit; it's midnight, is it not? I think I'd like the red studs better with black simply because midnight DJ with black tie with red studs is one color too many for me. However things always look quite different in person and you seemed to have a much more finely tuned pallet for color than I. Most of all, though, love the 4x1 DB shawl.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

They're sterling silver. I wear ivory cushion-shaped cufflinks with them--but the, I wear those with pretty much everything.

This photo was previously posted in black and white, but I just got the color version. So, here they are in action:

TITC_02022013_01_zpsd7fcf0c4.jpg

Foo, I wasnt sure I would like them, but they look great in action.
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I think they're a little too big—but then the lapels, bow tie, and lapel flower are all pretty big too so maybe it all works out.

 

I do like the color.

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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post

That looks like the very particular color of pyrope garnet -- is that what they are? I think they are beautiful, though a bold departure. I probably wouldn't wear them without matching links, honestly. Might seem like the links had gone missing....

Interesting. It's purposeful for me. I really don't like the idea of everything matching.

 

I assumed it was purposeful. I admit to liking them less in role; however. Perhaps I too am distracted by the boldness of the outfit overall -- the flower, I suppose, was on account of the occasion?

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