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post #24556 of 30943
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Originally Posted by chrispy650 View Post

What cuff links would you guys recommend for navy suit, white shirt, navy grenadine tie (still debating if I should go with another tie) for a formal evening event (not wedding)?
There are thousands of choices which would be perfectly acceptable.

Still, if you truly need a suggestion, how about a pair of silver knots, like the ones pictured below? They're a bit nicer than the silk (or faux silk) knots which are a sort of default "casual cuff link" choice for many men, yet they're by no means ostentatious. (And nearly all the time, you're better off with subtle, low key cufflinks. "Attention-grabbing" ones are usually a mistake. Similar to the situation with neckties.)

While Tiffany's sterling silver cufflinks are iconic, they do run a few hundred dollars per pair. Personally, I can recommend Jos. A. Bank's rhodium plated version, which are normally under $60, and can not infrequently be had for $20, on sale. (Rhodium is actually far more precious a precious metal than is silver, which it closely resembles, and rhodium doesn't tarnish the way sterling does.)

Again, by no means the only choice. Not even close. But you asked for a recommendation, so I provided a nice, suitable-in-a-fairly-broad-range-of-situations, affordable, non-swivel-backed recommendation. (I dislike swivel-backed cufflinks.)

post #24557 of 30943
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Originally Posted by chrispy650 View Post

What cuff links would you guys recommend for navy suit, white shirt, navy grenadine tie (still debating if I should go with another tie) for a formal evening event (not wedding)?

Stick with the navy grenadine. Onyx links.
post #24558 of 30943
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Originally Posted by P. Bateman View Post

Looking for a timeless black oxford for suits and formal occasions. This will be my only black shoe in the stable. Thoughts on this offering from Carmina?

http://www.shop.carminashoemaker.com/articulo.asp?idarticulo=3640202

Thanks in advance.

If you envision wearing a tux, I wouldn't get a captoe. If only for suits, I would say those are perfecto.

J
post #24559 of 30943
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

Stick with the navy grenadine. Onyx links.

I always feel like navy ties and navy suits are risky business.

I have 4 or so solid navy ties, and only one of them looks good with only one of my navy suits.

It's a super sharp look if you nail it, and the grenadine might be more forgiving than most.

As for cufflinks, I would wear solid silver, or silver and mother of pearl.

J
post #24560 of 30943
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

There are thousands of choices which would be perfectly acceptable.

Still, if you truly need a suggestion, how about a pair of silver knots, like the ones pictured below? They're a bit nicer than the silk (or faux silk) knots which are a sort of default "casual cuff link" choice for many men, yet they're by no means ostentatious. (And nearly all the time, you're better off with subtle, low key cufflinks. "Attention-grabbing" ones are usually a mistake. Similar to the situation with neckties.)

While Tiffany's sterling silver cufflinks are iconic, they do run a few hundred dollars per pair. Personally, I can recommend Jos. A. Bank's rhodium plated version, which are normally under $60, and can not infrequently be had for $20, on sale. (Rhodium is actually far more precious a precious metal than is silver, which it closely resembles, and rhodium doesn't tarnish the way sterling does.)

Again, by no means the only choice. Not even close. But you asked for a recommendation, so I provided a nice, suitable-in-a-fairly-broad-range-of-situations, affordable, non-swivel-backed recommendation. (I dislike swivel-backed cufflinks.)
Cheap serviceable cuff links (Click to show)
I agree 100% with the above. Got a pair of Kent Wang's sterling and lapis and I like them a lot, and I have my grandfather's gold and onyx links for black tie, but oddly enough my go-to cuff links are the above JAB knots snagged for fifteen bucks last July.
post #24561 of 30943
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

If you envision wearing a tux, I wouldn't get a captoe. If only for suits, I would say those are perfecto.

J

Thanks. For tuxedos how's this, and is it versatile enough to wear with a suit?

http://www.shop.carminashoemaker.com/articulo.asp?nididioma=230&idfamilia=12124347&idarticulo=3640207
post #24562 of 30943
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Originally Posted by P. Bateman View Post


Thanks. For tuxedos how's this, and is it versatile enough to wear with a suit?

http://www.shop.carminashoemaker.com/articulo.asp?nididioma=230&idfamilia=12124347&idarticulo=3640207

 

A calf whole cut is certainly versatile enough for both.  I would, if possible, wear a suit to a shoe store and try one on, just to be sure you like the look.  It does not need to be the Carmina one, necessarily, but any whole cut would give you a general idea.  If you wanted to add an extra punch for the Tuxedo, you could switch out the laces for silk ribbon.

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Thanks for the recommendations everyone. The silver kots do look really classy and I like them. As for the tie, I'm waiting for my suit to come in (MTM) to see if it'll look good. I figured the grenadine would help break up the texture but I'm hoping it'll look sharp because I do prefer darker color tie. Is the rule for navy on navy is that the tie should be as close to the color of the suit with the main difference being texture? Or do I have that completely wrong haha.
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What colour bow tie would go well with this pocket square?

 

I will be wearing it with a navy suit, white shirt and black shoes. Thanks!

 

http://store-uk.hugoboss.com/Silk-pocket-square-%27Pocket-Square-33-x-33%27/hbeu50248555,en_GB,pd.html&cgid=600000&q=pocket%20square#!i%3D24%26color%3D607_Dark-Red

post #24565 of 30943
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Originally Posted by punit12 View Post
 

What colour bow tie would go well with this pocket square?

 

I will be wearing it with a navy suit, white shirt and black shoes. Thanks!

 

http://store-uk.hugoboss.com/Silk-pocket-square-%27Pocket-Square-33-x-33%27/hbeu50248555,en_GB,pd.html&cgid=600000&q=pocket%20square#!i%3D24%26color%3D607_Dark-Red

 

Solid burgundy.

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Just went to the tailors and had them bring in the waist for two jackets. One of them required some extra work because there were some rips on the inside that needed to be fixed.Excited to get them back!

 

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Originally Posted by P. Bateman View Post

Looking for a timeless black oxford for suits and formal occasions. This will be my only black shoe in the stable. Thoughts on this offering from Carmina?

http://www.shop.carminashoemaker.com/articulo.asp?idarticulo=3640202

Thanks in advance.

 

Are those corrected grain?

post #24567 of 30943
Barbour sizing? These two charts are completely different. Ordered from End and not sure if it's accurate based on comparison to Barbour's site.


Barbour



End



anyone have any experience/info on Barbour sizes?
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What shoes are the shoes Bates oxfords are meant to be? Bates are junk, but look at least OK with slacks. Doc Marten's are appropriately resilient, but chunky. The popularity of golf pants and shirts are great for straddling the fence between an active lifestyle and what passes for business casual in my industry; however, the definitive standard in men's shoes remains “the best technology the 18th Century had to offer.”

 

I don't want to continue living in fear of scuff marks, wet grass, and freshly-mopped floors.

post #24569 of 30943
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Originally Posted by Shay View Post
 

What shoes are the shoes Bates oxfords are meant to be? Bates are junk, but look at least OK with slacks. Doc Marten's are appropriately resilient, but chunky. The popularity of golf pants and shirts are great for straddling the fence between an active lifestyle and what passes for business casual in my industry; however, the definitive standard in men's shoes remains “the best technology the 18th Century had to offer.”

 

I don't want to continue living in fear of scuff marks, wet grass, and freshly-mopped floors.

 

Get Topy's/vibram put on, polish and condition your shoes, and live life?

post #24570 of 30943
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Originally Posted by P. Bateman View Post


Thanks. For tuxedos how's this, and is it versatile enough to wear with a suit?

http://www.shop.carminashoemaker.com/articulo.asp?nididioma=230&idfamilia=12124347&idarticulo=3640207

 

They are great, I'd wear them with a suit in a heartbeat. If at some time in the future you got the urge to buy an open laced black brogue, you would be set. But with those Carminas you would be hard pressed to find a situation that demanded a black shoe where they looked bad.

 

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Originally Posted by punit12 View Post
 

What colour bow tie would go well with this pocket square?

 

I will be wearing it with a navy suit, white shirt and black shoes. Thanks!

 

http://store-uk.hugoboss.com/Silk-pocket-square-%27Pocket-Square-33-x-33%27/hbeu50248555,en_GB,pd.html&cgid=600000&q=pocket%20square#!i%3D24%26color%3D607_Dark-Red

 

Is that more burgundy or more brown?

 

Tough match. If it is burgundy, Groom's suggestion of burgundy is a good one, I think your best bet is going to be to try to match the light blue in the square, but that is not ideal in winter as I see the light blue tie as a spring/summer tie. I might go with a blue plaid if it was a more casual suit/situation. I think it looks like shit with that shiny burgundy tie they have it paired with.

 

Honestly I think that PS goes better in a gray suit.

 

J

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