A black tie wedding is coming up in mid-November, and I'll be giving the Maid of Honor speech (long story), so I need to revamp the makeshift black tie ensemble I've used in the past. That means I'll be getting a proper bib-front shirt, black tie appropriate shoes, and shirt studs. The last of the three is my most immediate concern. I'd like to stay under $500 (well under, if possible), which leaves me with silver rather than gold or platinum. So, the questions are: what source, what design, what stone, if any? I dug around the internet and found an old jewelery/antique shop in London specializing in sivler that does bespoke cufflinks and studs. The front runner are studs in this shape, but with garnets instead of lapis: Here are examples of their off-the-shelf studs: I'm not going to bother with matching cufflinks--I'd rather avoid the cost and prefer to be less perfectly matched. What do you all think? I'm not familiar with stud-fastening mechanisms, so I'm not sure if swivel backs on these are a good or bad feature--is there a classic or preferred alternative? For shoes, I'm leaning on patent leather oxfords from Alden: I originally considered Belgian Shoes or slippers of some sort, but the Belgians don't fit me and I don't have the time or patience to mail slippers back and forth from England to figure out my size. The shirt will be bespoke from Geneva in New York City. Pique bib front on voile body with pique collar and cuffs. Spread, turn down collar. The other stuff I've already got: white barathea braces with white goatskin ends, fancy silk socks, and--of course--cream silk pocket square. Am I forgetting something? * For the record: I do sort of care what people think this time, but it probably won't look like it, and there is a distinct likelihood I will decide everything on my own while waiting for a cab to take me home tonight.