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It seems nobody likes cufflinks

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dug, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. dug

    dug Well-Known Member

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    fareau Senior member

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    I guess that typically French cuff shirts are more expensive so that might discourage many people. Also, the not-so-subtle trend toward casual dress makes the cufflink-look seem excessive to some (I know, it's silly). I really like cufflinks, but in all honesty, I very rarely wear them.
     
  3. Pink22m

    Pink22m Senior member

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    Good question. I personally love cufflinks; I typically wear them with suits, but during the school year, I really do not have that option, so I go to wearing them casually such as now. In fact today I am wearing a Burberry french cuffed shirt, untucked, with jeans and navy blue silk knots. I love the look. Personally, I think it is better that most people don't wear them, as it makes those that do wear them, stand out a little more. Certainly I wouldn't want to be accused of following some fad. I would think that the onset of french cuffed shirts from cheaper retailers like Banana Republic would bring more people to wear them, however I have really not seen any students on my college campus wearing, them, except me of course. [​IMG] If you like them like I do, wear them proudly. [​IMG]
     
  4. dug

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    Personally, I think it is better that most people don't wear them, as it makes those that do wear them, stand out a little more = ok

    But nobody means on this site for me....
     
  5. gregory

    gregory Senior member

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    Personally, I think that cufflinks are almost a necessity for shirts worn with suits. They are optional for business casual or casual dressing.

    For business casual or casual dressing, I think I like cufflinks, silknots and buttons equally. These are fine when worn with jeans or wool trousers. However, I prefer buttons for shirts worn with khakis or cotton pants.
     
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    I recall a couple of discussions on cufflinks. And most people on this board seemed to like them, if I remember correctly.

    Granted, we haven't talked about them in a little while. Nonetheless, I'm pretty sure it's safe to say most members of the Forum like cufflinks. I, for one, do.
     
  7. dug

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    But nobody means on this site for me....
    I recall a couple of discussions on cufflinks. Â And most people on this board seemed to like them, if I remember correctly. Â Â Granted, we haven't talked about them in a little while. Â Nonetheless, I'm pretty sure it's safe to say most members of the Forum like cufflinks. Â I, for one, do.
    But very few owns and few wears... I do not talk about students who have no money and do not wear suits very often but about guys spending many on suits, shoes, shirts but having only 1 or 2 pairs of poor cufflinks they received as gift. Evrybody wear tie/suits/shirts but a little % cufflinks. Look around you. I like cufflinks very much. I only wear double cuff to work so I bought many to have choice. Now when I find a good price I buy. Finally I have 15 pairs of cufflinks (8 from Dunhill). It is the same for braces as I have 15 pairs now. I know nobody like me. Am I normal?
     
  8. Kai

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    I almost always wear cufflinks if I'm wearing a suit.
     
  9. Brian SD

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    I love cufflinks.
     
  10. dug

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    How many have you got?

    which style? form?

    your favorite brand?
     
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    I have 2 cufflinks, both by Paul Smith (one is the target-y design, I forgot what you call that, it's red white and blue), and the naked lady rectangular ones.

    I have a few silk knots that I got from Jantzen as well.

    My favorite for pretty much all accessories is Paul Smith.
     
  12. dug

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    you see. you love them and you have only 2 pairs.

    usually when you love you own much than 2, no?

    are you student?
     
  13. dug

    dug Well-Known Member

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    Imagine people who does not specialy like them...

    they have 1 or 2 pairs received as gift
     
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    what do you think about dunhill?

    I guess they are very nice, classic with originality but too expensive. So I buy them only with a solid discount (at least 40%)
     
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    I have 2 cufflinks, both by Paul Smith (one is the target-y design, I forgot what you call that, it's red white and blue), and the naked lady rectangular ones. I have a few silk knots that I got from Jantzen as well. My favorite for pretty much all accessories is Paul Smith.
    what do you think about dunhill? I guess they are very nice, classic with originality but too expensive. So I buy them only with a solid discount (at least 40%)
    Dunhill makes nice cufflinks, but like all of their products, they are overly expensive. Nice designs though. Right now I'm a student and don't wear suits, so it would look out-of-place for me to wear shirts with cufflinks. I plan on purchasing double-cuff shirts and cufflinks in a few years though.
     
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    I have a lot of cufflinks as they have been on my regular thrift store circuit for a long time and I have gotten a few as gifts. Some favorites are my Pound/Dollar sign sterling ones from Links of London, and some antique/vintage enameled small octagonal ones that cost $3 at a thrift store but are probably worth quite a bit. I wear them whenever I can but I don't wear suits or even jackets around so my better shirts don't get used that much. I really don't see wearing contrast collar/cuff shirts without a suit, either.

    I don't really know the brands and I don't worry about it. All new stuff like that is IMO too expensive, at least for my budget. I found a bunch at Thomas Pink, Ben Silver and Charles Tyrwhitt (all online) that I like though.
     
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    I would guess that 20% of the shirts I make have french cuffs.

    I have a fun collection of cufflinks. I still use the ones that my parents bought me when I was a kid. turtles, silver bulls from Mexico, and a pair of dice
    I usually wear a silver pair of Gorge Jensens or MOP set on a gold solid base.

    I never wear silk knots.
    I have a couple pair of enamel links that i find a bother to put in.
     
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    100% of the dress shirts i own have French Cuffs. I will not wear barrel cuffs.
    My favourite pair of Thunderbird 2 cufflinks.purchased o n Ebay.I also have some Aircraft cufflinks which are also Great.
    I really like wearing them. you do not have to wear them with a Tie . It is quite the fashion to wear them casually these
    days.
    Stuart
     
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    I think i have about 30% or so French Cuff shirts. I like them a lot, but I do agree with some of you that its tough when in a casual environment. I have started (recently) wearing cuffs when I go out, with no tie or jacket. Just with nice jeans. Its a pretty good look, and I have gotten nothing but compliments.

    As for buying links, I have bought a number of pairs on ebay. People sell the wildest stuff, so you can always get something different than the same old "silver knot" pair that everyone seems to wear.
     
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    I think that a fancy barrel cuff is just as appropriate as a double-cuff. Except with black-tie, of course.

    If one has two or three double-stacked MOP buttons, and a nice design to the cuff itself, surely this is as nice as some cufflinks.

    But I must say that, aside from the people on style boards like this, no one cares about cufflinks.

    And what about single-linked cuffs? I believe they were in style in the nineteenth century and maybe the 20th also? Personally I don't see a point in a double-layer anyway....
     

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