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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Jimbosaurus

    Jimbosaurus Senior member

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    I just added a pair of strands to my cart on amazon, got a quote of 263+$14 shipping. Very reasonable.
     


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    What a great post fxh. Thanks for that.

    Reminds me, I've been scouring op shops and ebay lately for vintage cufflinks. Here are some finds.

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    Top left group L-R:
    Taxco Mexico Silver with Mayan calendar design
    Cartier logo links
    9 ct gold with crystals

    Bottom left group L-R:
    Carnelian double-sided
    Dumbbell links with glass inset
    Sterling silver with unidentified stone (topaz, maybe?)

    Right group T-B:
    Gilt and enamel Art Deco
    2 pairs of fabric links
    Silvertone with unidentified stone
     


  3. Gerry Nelson

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    Makes me glad I just got these:

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    Great finds, CD!
     


  5. lachyzee

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    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.
     
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    White linen
    White with blood edge
    White with black edge
    Blue Flower

    The first three were the first three I got.
     


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    I think I paid around $50 for my last pair. Bought some Newmora dub monks that creased through the toe cap, I had worn them for a day, expressed my concern to AE and they exchanged them no questions asked (Walnut Strands). I then got some Lowndes from C & J and disappointedly so after a couple of wears are showing signs of the same (fit is spot on as I had them send a couple of pairs over). Might be inherent with the monks I think.
     


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    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)

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

    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...
     
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  10. Windowpane1967

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    Good read as usual fxh.

    Thought Id share my little cuffs secret with you.

    All my cuffs come from here -http://www.kjdjewellers.com/

    They are all double sided and I buy myself 2 a year as a treat. They are very beautifully made and come in some exquisite designs.

    The service from TOYE / KJD is first class and they send me the updated catalogue regularly.

    I have one small admission to make however, I saw these double cuffs in the American Tailor in Burke Street years ago, bought a pair and then sourced them for a lot less straight from the manufacturer in .... um, Birmingham I think they are made. For the price I parted coin with Sebastion for I could have bought two from the manufacturer.

    Anyway, I would encourage any of you who are looking at quality cuffs to download the catalogue and trawl through it, you wont be disapointed. I often receive compliments in mine, mainly because I mostly wear a white shirt each day and these cuffs really make a statement, although very conservatively beautiful.

    Goos article fxh, thanks for taking the time.
     




  11. lachyzee

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    I've seen KJDs in American Tailors, they're nice but were quite big.

    I don't see double sided in their catalogue - is that a special order/extra cost?

    My mistake, there are indeed a few.
     
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  12. Windowpane1967

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    Thanks for the post Lachyzee. Was in there on the weekend. Couldn't part with a single coin despite a willingness. I cannot wait until someone who knows what they are doing with the license takes it over from Oroton. The PRL in BNE is full of rubbish, absolute crap at exorbitant prices. I wouldn't waste my time even if they are on sale they still hugely overpriced. Heaps and Heaps of better options that PRL under its current distribution. Any wonder Oroton lost it. Collins Street may be the go, it seems marginally better.
     


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    Very nicely finished Lachyzee, something youd have for a lifetime I think. The ones I have are all classic designs so they easy to match up. The ones remaining in American Tailors (as of last week anyway) were all the T Bars, I dont recall seeing any double sided ones.
     


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