Cuff Links Basics

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mrpologuy, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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    Amen!!! Where is that picture of Ewan McGregor from?
    Stay
    , also starring Ryan Gosling and Naomi Watts with Bob Hoskins. Thom Browne designed his wardrobe for the movie.
     


  2. charlief1975

    charlief1975 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not an expert or anything, but I would say just have fun. Get cufflinks you like and put a smile on your face.
     


  3. royal618

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    On a related note: I'm interested in learning more about the history of the cufflink. Anyone knowledgeable on the subject, or know of a good source for more information?

    I've got a wonderful book at home that has a detailed section on the history. I'll get the name and author and post it up tomorrow.
     


  4. DocHolliday

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    I've got a wonderful book at home that has a detailed section on the history. I'll get the name and author and post it up tomorrow.

    Thanks, sounds like just what I'm looking for.
     


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    This is probably the best thread in which to ask this question... What color cufflinks (if any) should be worn with a jacket having gold (or silver, or antique gold) buttons? The cufflinks surely should not be of a different material thus competing with the jacket buttons, but I think gold buttons & gold cufflinks, for example, is a bit much.


    I have worn a dark green jacket that had gold buttons with a light blue/black/white striped casual french cuff shirt that had matching silk knot cufflinks and I thought it looked good. But otherwise, how should it be done with metal links?
     


  6. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    Correction: It is okay to wear cufflinks whenever the fuck you want to.

    I wear cufflinks to work every damned day.
     


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    On a related note: I'm interested in learning more about the history of the cufflink. Anyone knowledgeable on the subject, or know of a good source for more information?

    CUFFLINKS by Jonas and Nissenson is pretty good.

    THere's another one around here .I'll see if I can find it.
     


  8. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    This is probably the best thread in which to ask this question... What color cufflinks (if any) should be worn with a jacket having gold (or silver, or antique gold) buttons? The cufflinks surely should not be of a different material thus competing with the jacket buttons, but I think gold buttons & gold cufflinks, for example, is a bit much.

    I think silk knots work well, but also mother of pearl links:

    [​IMG]
     


  9. TCN

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    This is probably the best thread in which to ask this question... What color cufflinks (if any) should be worn with a jacket having gold (or silver, or antique gold) buttons? The cufflinks surely should not be of a different material thus competing with the jacket buttons, but I think gold buttons & gold cufflinks, for example, is a bit much.


    I have worn a dark green jacket that had gold buttons with a light blue/black/white striped casual french cuff shirt that had matching silk knot cufflinks and I thought it looked good. But otherwise, how should it be done with metal links?


    Okay, I know you should be able to wear cufflinks with just a jacket and all that, but perhaps the fact that this is a jacket, and there's so much already going on with it, makes this a prime candidate for barrel cuffs instead of doubles?
     


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    I don't really worry about matching my cufflinks with anything, other than to compliment my tie and pocket square. Most of the cufflinks I wear are antique enamel double-sided and snap type. As a result, you really don't see the underside metal of gold, silver or base metal. I usualy try and pick up a color in the enamel to my tie and/or pocket square.

    As much as I LOVE cufflinks, I firmly believe they are not properly worn without a tie and suit. The only exception to this is with a blue blazer. IMHO, cufflinks are formal. Open collared shirts and sport coats are not.
     


  11. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    As much as I LOVE cufflinks, I firmly believe they are not properly worn without a tie and suit. The only exception to this is with a blue blazer. IMHO, cufflinks are formal. Open collared shirts and sport coats are not.

    Indeed.
     


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    I love to drool over the Longmire cufflinks. They are simple, elegant and damn smart [​IMG][​IMG]
     


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    I love to drool over the Longmire cufflinks.

    [​IMG]
     


  14. Marchese

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    [​IMG] I love thier enamled ones particularity. I'm actually I'm not that into the stirrup ones though [​IMG]
     


  15. Tomasso

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    I'm actually I'm not that into the stirrup ones though [​IMG]

    That's their proprietary design, that sets them apart from the pack. Even they will say so. The remainder of their stock is common to any number of purveyors.
     


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