Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    People over the age of 25 don't rock things; we wear them.

    I have a pair of cuff links inherited from my grandfather, but I don't use them. Not a fan of French cuff shirts, though I may get a few later in my life.

    Rewatched You Only Live Twice. Bond wears gauntlet cuffs, which is an interesting choice.
     
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    ridethecliche Senior member

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    That's a lie.

    I rock things all the time.


    From recent fits in SWD, I think @in stitches does as well.

    YOUR MOVE CLAGHORN!
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Personally, I rock the Casbah at least once a week.
     
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    I see. I suppose we purchase, rather than merely buy or, God forbid, kop, our new clothing?

    French cuffs are neither here nor there for me. They, along with working buttonholes on OTR jackets, seem to get too much love from a certain kind of neophyte and quite a bit of hate from the cognoscenti.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm also on record disliking the expression "kop" and the deliberate misspelling of the words "more" and "poll"
     
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    Kira Senior member

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    I'm open to anything except the obviously low-quality and off-the-wall, novelty cufflinks. But I'm definitely getting a few sterling silver and gold knots. I'm going to get only 10 cufflinks as a start.
    Thanks!

    Here is the defunct cufflink porn thread:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/34703/cuff-link-damage
     
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    jfrater Senior member

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    I had a good look over Kent Wang's tumblr and site after you posted and I think I will definitely try out his test suit and see about getting some stuff made. I have bought from him in the past (accessories mostly) and it was prompt service.

    Thanks for the tip :)
     
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    When I first started to update my wardrobe a few months ago I went nuts buying French cuff shirts and cufflinks (I have about 50 pairs now!). In hindsight it was a bad move. Now that I have tried a variety of styles of shirts I love the regular barrel cuffs the most and try to avoid wearing French cuffs!
     
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    I tend to wear French cuffs with suits and single cuffs otherwise. I really don't like French cuffs worn with SCs. And I actually don't like cufflinks in general that much. 90% of cufflinks (and indeed tie-bars etc. too) are either badly-designed or vulgar. And I am not interested in gold or jewels or all that nonsense. IMHO, there were particular periods and places in design history where things were done well, and for enamel cufflinks, it was in the early part of the C20th, and for silver, it was largely Scandanavia from the 40s to 60s (although there are also a one or two interesting American makers in that period too).
     
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    heldentenor Senior member

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    Looks like I'm about to enter the solid burgundy debate, as I just picked up two more-or-less solid red/burgundy ties this weekend.
     
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    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I don't think there is much of a debate...just look at UCs fit. I just prefer others, but acknowledge that they can look very good.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why two?
     
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    heldentenor Senior member

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    One's a staple burgundy grenadine that I've wanted for some time; the other (a wool donegal Eidos) was a random target of opportunity picked up from B&S. I think they will be different enough that they won't duplicate looks too much.
     
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    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Sounds good.
     
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    I am working towards a shirt wardrobe of mostly barrel cuffs, but I still like French cuffs with my white shirts which I wear with suits.
     

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