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People over the age of 25 don't rock things; we wear them.

I have a pair of cuff links inherited from my grandfather, but I don't use them. Not a fan of French cuff shirts, though I may get a few later in my life.

Rewatched You Only Live Twice. Bond wears gauntlet cuffs, which is an interesting choice.
post #17327 of 37396

That's a lie.

I rock things all the time.



From recent fits in SWD, I think @in stitches does as well.


YOUR MOVE CLAGHORN!

post #17328 of 37396
Personally, I rock the Casbah at least once a week.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

People over the age of 25 don't rock things; we wear them.
 

 

I see.  I suppose we purchase, rather than merely buy or, God forbid, kop, our new clothing?

 

French cuffs are neither here nor there for me.  They, along with working buttonholes on OTR jackets, seem to get too much love from a certain kind of neophyte and quite a bit of hate from the cognoscenti. 

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I'm also on record disliking the expression "kop" and the deliberate misspelling of the words "more" and "poll"
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post


In terms of vintage, you aren't going to find anything much better than 50s / 60s commercial silvertone or goldtone stuff at that price. For new, forget it. Well actually, you might find some silk knots - which are worth having.

It would be helpful to know what you like - I.e. what sort of style, materials, period etc. you are lookinb for. I tend to favour mid-century Scandanavian sterling silver, although I do also have a few enamel art deco links too.

 

I'm open to anything except the obviously low-quality and off-the-wall, novelty cufflinks. But I'm definitely getting a few sterling silver and gold knots. I'm going to get only 10 cufflinks as a start.

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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post
 

Kira, the person to talk to is @upr_crust.  He has a fairly large collection of modern and vintage cufflinks and wears them regularly on WAYWRN. 

 

Thanks!

Here is the defunct cufflink porn thread:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/34703/cuff-link-damage

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

The trick with Yount is that returns are difficult. A better option might be @Kent Wang.

I have a Yount suit, and while I love it, I don't know if it would be right for your build.

You could get something like this:

http://www.kentwang.com/suits/nailhead-navy-jacket.html

And if it doesn't fit the way you want, you can return it and go the mtm route (the cost of the original jacket going towards the cost of mtm). You'd take pictures of the RTW jacket on you, as well as measurements (you can go to a local alterations tailor to get these more accurately). At that point, it'll be very easy tp acquire what you need.

Did you ever post pictures of your best fitting jacket? I don't recall.

I think Luxire has started copying jackets. Still, mtm with KW might be the best route.

I had a good look over Kent Wang's tumblr and site after you posted and I think I will definitely try out his test suit and see about getting some stuff made. I have bought from him in the past (accessories mostly) and it was prompt service.

Thanks for the tip smile.gif
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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post

I see.  I suppose we purchase, rather than merely buy or, God forbid, kop, our new clothing?

French cuffs are neither here nor there for me.  They, along with working buttonholes on OTR jackets, seem to get too much love from a certain kind of neophyte and quite a bit of hate from the cognoscenti. 

When I first started to update my wardrobe a few months ago I went nuts buying French cuff shirts and cufflinks (I have about 50 pairs now!). In hindsight it was a bad move. Now that I have tried a variety of styles of shirts I love the regular barrel cuffs the most and try to avoid wearing French cuffs!
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I tend to wear French cuffs with suits and single cuffs otherwise. I really don't like French cuffs worn with SCs. And I actually don't like cufflinks in general that much. 90% of cufflinks (and indeed tie-bars etc. too) are either badly-designed or vulgar. And I am not interested in gold or jewels or all that nonsense. IMHO, there were particular periods and places in design history where things were done well, and for enamel cufflinks, it was in the early part of the C20th, and for silver, it was largely Scandanavia from the 40s to 60s (although there are also a one or two interesting American makers in that period too).

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Looks like I'm about to enter the solid burgundy debate, as I just picked up two more-or-less solid red/burgundy ties this weekend. 

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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post

Looks like I'm about to enter the solid burgundy debate, as I just picked up two more-or-less solid red/burgundy ties this weekend. 

I don't think there is much of a debate...just look at UCs fit. I just prefer others, but acknowledge that they can look very good.
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Why two?
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Why two?


One's a staple burgundy grenadine that I've wanted for some time; the other (a wool donegal Eidos) was a random target of opportunity picked up from B&S.  I think they will be different enough that they won't duplicate looks too much.  

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Sounds good.
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I am working towards a shirt wardrobe of mostly barrel cuffs, but I still like French cuffs with my white shirts which I wear with suits.
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