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post #21451 of 58001
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

FXH's rules:
People on forums like rules and lists;
Mine
Cufflinks should be double sided
Cufflinks should be small and simple
Silver (aluminium, stainless steel burnished or shiney etc) is for once better and more versatile than gold
to be worked up

Essentially describe all of Kent Wang's cufflinks. Which is lucky because those are what I wear! I think I might order those metal knots tonight.... Got a store credit there that has been burning a hole in my pocket...
Double cufflinks are time consuming to put in, no doubt, but after wearing them I can't go back to single sided.

As mentioned the piece on cuff-links needs a lot of editing - aside from spellers and typos.

I didn't mean the list above to sound like a hard and fast rule.

I meant something more like this.

If you only have one set of links and want to them to be versatile and be able to be worn with the gingham checked shirt at BBQs as well as with a suit at work or a sport coat or at night at a formal do - then get a pair of small-ish, plain looking, silver toned/coloured, double faced, dumbbell type cufflinks.

If they are small and plain no one will notice them enough to notice that its the same pair you wear every time you wear links.
post #21452 of 58001
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Originally Posted by davodiva View Post

   
A GREAT history and article generally....  erudite - as usual - fxh! 
 (that Glenlivet S pretty good muse eh!....me? has to be brandy/cognac ...despite the olde ancestors  from the western isles.... scotch=headache, alas...then heartache)
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Originally Posted by davodiva View Post

fx old sport....would there be any copyright probs ...with me quoting some of this on my site?

Depends how and where - it needs a lot of tidying up. PM me.
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Originally Posted by davodiva View Post

 I must be one of the few designers pretty much specialising in cufflinks....making a bit of a thing too with personalising/engraving...rather old fashioned..but - I hope & it would seem - timeless.
I'm always open to new ideas from SFers that would complement my range....and generally find a market...keeping in mind that my stuff is pretty much based on (lost wax) cast sterling silver and carated golds  (v occasionally platinum)  I don't do really fancy gems /bling etc.
I have some double sided designs ready to go into production...smallish seed/shield shape (ie pointy oblong) with twisted sterling wire link (easier to use than chain).  These will be available in Stg Silver and solid 9Ct Gold (maybe even trial gold on one side - and silver on the other) possibly in brushed  - as well as polished finish.   the idea being classy smallish everyday wear - with some modernity of shape.
( I'll put up some sketches of  soon - for comment)
Cheers...

I have now had a look at your site - good links - doubled sided too! heh

I don't really know the market but ...

It would be good to see a few non precious metal at much lower price points.
For several reasons - for entry level people who don't want to throw $200 at cufflinks, the average working stiff/salaryman (like us) who'd like a few of your designs but again don't see $200 x 3 as an option because of mortgage,kids etc. It would give them a loyalty to your brand and provide a basis for a step "up" in the case of special occasion presents etc. Not to mention cash flow enhancement.

The Oz wildlife designs might appeal more to overseas buyers as relatively unusual - more than say local buyers. That said, the humble wombat is an informal symbol of this forum and already has a tie with him/her on it.

For experienced cufflinkers I'd suggest a bit of thought to the mechanism might be a unique selling point. . I think what might go down well with serious linkers is a double sided link with some elements of the convenience of the swivel post and not ruining the double sided look. The other issue is that many chain links , beside being difficult to put in with one hand, end up being a bit loose on holding the cuff together - on the other hand (note small cuff joke) a too tight chain link is impossible to put on. A sort of snap screw on double side seems good to my non engineering mind.

Links seem to me a pretty good vehicle for online niche selling, small, light, non deteriorating, easily posted, a range of photos can be used to give a good idea of all aspects. Teaming up with other niche accessory sellers such as few locals already on here would achieve some increased exposure for each and expand the number of eyes.

Anyway nice stuff.

You still interested in a dialogue about "Clothes for the 50+ Man or Dressing like a Grown Up"?
Edited by fxh - 11/15/12 at 4:58pm
post #21453 of 58001
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Originally Posted by Jimbosaurus View Post


edit: What's happening in 2014?

Ralph takes back his licence from Oroton Group
post #21454 of 58001
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Hmm, don't know how I missed this. I imagine it's because the line simply canniballises sales from PRL and others.

There is that, and then also, I guess their margins, given their price point, were far lower than the RL label.
post #21455 of 58001
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Originally Posted by elvish View Post

Ralph takes back his licence from Oroton Group

Ah that will be interesting.
post #21456 of 58001

just received some Kent Wang polos for summer, easily the nicest I've ever worn :D

 

Shipping is very reasonable and quick also.

post #21457 of 58001
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


There is that, and then also, I guess their margins, given their price point, were far lower than the RL label.

It was kind of a strange target market: preppy clothes at a cheaper (but not inexpensive) price point. I would have thought that generally, people going for the preppy look who have the cash (normally from mummy/daddy) would have gone for something more expensive (PRL/Tommy Hilfiger). Most people who want that look but don't have the cash are after the more obvious, garish look like A&F.

 

Rugby was aimed at uni-students who have an eye for quality but with limited incomes: this is not a massive market.

post #21458 of 58001
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Originally Posted by ZirconiumZephyr View Post

just received some Kent Wang polos for summer, easily the nicest I've ever worn :D

 

Shipping is very reasonable and quick also.

Some pics would be great. Also, how is the fit compared to RL classic/custom fit if you've tried it.

post #21459 of 58001
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Originally Posted by Marbles View Post


Still waiting on mine - took a couple of days for the order to be processed, then only 2 days to get from UK to Sydney, but DHL have let themselves down at the last hurdle. Tracking shows the box with the courier at 9.44am yesterday, no delivery attempt seem to have been made, and tracking shows it wasn't returned to the depot overnight. Hopefully they arrive today bounce2.gif

What model did you end up getting marbles?

PS I know a guy called "marbles" becase he can talk, well, with a mouth full of them. Sure this doesn't apply to you though ;-()
post #21460 of 58001
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


Glad to hear this!
Yes I have the same problem with one foot not the same size as the other... even when you're in the shop it can complicate getting the "right" size. Perhaps I will see a podiatrist so he can write me a note outlining how I need to have bespoke shoes from now on - when the handbrake protests I can wave the doctor's note around!

Same problem here. 10.8 cm vs 10.5 cm. One foot has higher arch/instep than the other. A blessing in disguise as it automatically steered me away from long pointy monstrosities.

post #21461 of 58001
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Originally Posted by charliechan View Post

Can anyone recommend a vintage watch repairer in Sydney, or do you think the Omega boutique store can help?

My constellation is running 4 seconds fast every minute....  thanks

omega is part of swatch - their repairs desk is actually not too expensive (compared to Richemont!!! i always dread servicing my JLCs) on Market St 

 

Otherwise "Time Masters" on castlereigh

post #21462 of 58001

Found a new OP-Shop in the city on Wednesday, was busy yesterday so I made the trek to it today.

 

Went straight for the suit section and turned out I also needed to get a new pair of shorts after first seeing the Borelli label on suit number one and then the Brioni lining on the suit number two.

 

Is there anything better than getting paid to go to work and on your lunch hour making bit extra with thrift store trading.

 

I don't think anyone here would be a fit for the item as they seem to be around a size 50, if anyone is interested I would let them go for a hundred each.

 

thanks.

post #21463 of 58001
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post


I don't think anyone here would be a fit for the item as they seem to be around a size 50, if anyone is interested I would let them go for a hundred each.


Well, it would all depend on how much you're charging for postage... tounge.gif


(Joking, joking - that's not my size, anyway.)
post #21464 of 58001

Why do you guys generally prefer woven over solid silk ties?

 

they're nicer imo but I tend to find they don't make a great knot. 

post #21465 of 58001

What do you mean by solid silk tie?

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