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post #4036 of 4604
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Originally Posted by economicus View Post


Would that not look strange though to have 2 or 3 studs followed by visible buttons?
Not with the correct shirt.wink.gif

post #4037 of 4604
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Originally Posted by economicus View Post


Would that not look strange though to have 2 or 3 studs followed by visible buttons?

The key is to get a shirt designed to display the proper number of studs.
post #4038 of 4604

I actually have 4 formal shirts and chose this one because I wanted to wear these studs. With the jacket buttoned, only three are visible, but thats sort of besides the point. 

 

As for proper number of studs, I think its in the eye of the beholder. I appreciate everyone sharing their opinion though and adding to the discussion of black tie style.

post #4039 of 4604

I'm an advocate for less studs, as long as they are still present.  Hidden placket shirts just look unfinished to my eye, and 4 studs definitely looks crowded.

post #4040 of 4604
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Originally Posted by bdavro23 View Post

I actually have 4 formal shirts and chose this one because I wanted to wear these studs.
You mentioned that those shirt studs are vintage but vintage sets generally come with just three studs so I'm thinking that you are actually wearing the vest studs.


This is the classic vintage setup. Three shirt studs, four vest studs and cuff links:

post #4041 of 4604

On the vintage note, is there anything special about the buttonholes for spring bar studs? I assume they're the same as "regular" buttonholes, just smaller?

post #4042 of 4604

Buttonholes made specifically for spring bar studs or cotterpin-style studs can be round as well.

post #4043 of 4604
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Originally Posted by deadAngle View Post
 

Buttonholes made specifically for spring bar studs or cotterpin-style studs can be round as well.

 

That sounds like it would be more appropriate. Any idea where I can find a picture? Google isn't turning up anything.

post #4044 of 4604
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Originally Posted by Tried and True View Post

You mentioned that those shirt studs are vintage but vintage sets generally come with just three studs so I'm thinking that you are actually wearing the vest studs.


This is the classic vintage setup. Three shirt studs, four vest studs and cuff links:


most vintage sets have 2 studs...
post #4045 of 4604
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Originally Posted by deadAngle View Post

I'm an advocate for less studs, as long as they are still present.  Hidden placket shirts just look unfinished to my eye, and 4 studs definitely looks crowded.

european style is placket
post #4046 of 4604
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

most vintage sets have 2 studs...
Could you post a photo? I don't recall ever seeing a two button set. And I've seen hundreds ((if not thousands) of vintage sets in my half century of perusing antique stores, estate sales and such.
post #4047 of 4604
the photo you just posted had only 2 studs...

here's another (gorgeous set): http://www.langantiques.com/archive/hermes-art-deco-sapphire-cufflink-and-stud-set.html
post #4048 of 4604

I also understood the "standard" to be three. Also, most of the sets on the page you linked to have three. Thank you for sharing the site btw, they have some beautiful pieces.

post #4049 of 4604
The single stud look that is strictly White Tie:


post #4050 of 4604
It seems like the price of Krementz stud sets is all over the map, even just plain looking MOP sets. Is it just a matter of people valuing them differently or is it because of the specific makeup (metal)?
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