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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/172227/full-grain-vs-top-grain-vs-corrected-grain-vs-pebble-grain-vs-shell-vs-etc

 

That link should help. As should this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leather


Corrected grain holds much more of a shine but feels plastic-y. Full grain is 'normal' calf leather.

I'm not good enough to evaluate based solely on the pictures, but if they're the right price for you and fit well and look good, then I'd go for it.

 

Thanks, I'll post pictures when I get them.

post #24557 of 29141

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)?

post #24558 of 29141
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.
post #24559 of 29141
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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 #24560 of 29141
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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 #24561 of 29141
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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 #24562 of 29141
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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 #24563 of 29141
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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 #24564 of 29141
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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 #24565 of 29141
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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.

post #24566 of 29141
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.
post #24567 of 29141

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 #24568 of 29141
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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.

post #24569 of 29141

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 #24570 of 29141
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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