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post #16 of 21
Hi! Great questions. I am still not sure what your budget is for cufflinks as I have seen some sets it over $100k. I would look at cufflinks as two types: 1. Modern and 2. Vintage.

In regards to modern cufflinks I think the best quality include Van Cleef and Arpels-- their mystery set links and studs are amazing; Cartier, Asprey, Graff, and Tiffany in NYC, in London, Longmire, Benney, Asprey.

However if you want something extremely special and unique, I would look at vintage cufflinks. These items are unique and are as much works of art as well as jewels. In NYC, I would visit A La Veille Russie on 59th and 5th. They have a pair of Van Cleef diamonds from the 1920s, which is very special. They also have a full dress set by Cartier set in diamonds from the same era, very expensive but I have not seen anything like it. They also have pieces by Faberge, so something very very special can be found there. There is also Kentshire, Shrubsole, and some other great dealers. London is also a Mecca for vintage pieces, such as Bentley and Skinner, S.J. Phillips, among others. Of course these options might not be for what you are searching. These are some of the best dealers in the world.

As for braces I bought mine from Charvet at Bergdorf and I bought socks from Bergdorf's and also a pair from London.

I hope this helps!
post #17 of 21
One thing you might be aware of and be sure and check when buying a vintage cufflink and stud set is to count the number of studs. a set of studs used to be 3 ( as in for wearing a low cut vest ), now with a cumberbund, 4 are needed. Unless ofcourse you're wearing a fly front like DC in the pg. 1 pic.
post #18 of 21
"Needed" is strong...but for whatever reason, most shirts now take 4 studs. Anything less is almost certainly bespoke. But there's nothing about wearing a cummerbund that means you must show four studs:

http://putthison.com/post/14752813461/i-once-wore-black-tie-to-a-gala-theater-opening
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

"Needed" is strong...but for whatever reason, most shirts now take 4 studs. Anything less is almost certainly bespoke. But there's nothing about wearing a cummerbund that means you must show four studs:
http://putthison.com/post/14752813461/i-once-wore-black-tie-to-a-gala-theater-opening

I've accumulated 5 tux shirts -- 1 BB GF -- 1 bespoke and 3 other brands ,, they all take 4 studs. The fellow in the pic. above is possing, his shirt is tucked in tighter than dick's hat band, and I guarantee you if he moves at all, the 4th will poke out. Posssing is possing, you see it every day in WAYWN and other posts-- looks good, the way the tie puffs out , everything is tight,etc, but it's not moving around. During an average day --my tie will move, loosen -- shirt will sneak out a bit everywhere and my socks need pulling up, but I suppose I could tighten everything up and take a pic.,and if I start to go about a normal day, well shit happens.
post #20 of 21
What's possing? You mean posing? Anyway, I don't know for sure, but I would be very surprised if there were a fourth stud hiding under that cummerbund.

Your statement about your shirts proves my point - if you want three studs, you pretty much have to go bespoke. Not all bespoke shirts take three studs though, some take four. Some take even fewer.
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