My first pair of cufflinks

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  1. solfnod

    solfnod Member

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    How's this for a classy first pair?
     


  2. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I think a pair of double sided links such as these in sterling linked by The Foxx in an earlier thread are more elegant. I do like these by Tiffany: [​IMG] Cuffthis will, of course (and rightly), tell you that going vintage on ebay will be cheaper.
     


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    As AlanC said, you'd do better off to scan eBay for cufflink options. The retail markup on cufflinks is absolutely obscene, and there's no reason to pay more than $20-30 for a basic pair of silver/gold cufflinks. Plus, since it's your first pair, you may decide down the line that you don't care for it, and it's a lot easier to write off a small purchase than have buyer's remorse over a $100+ item.
     


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    Those are best suited for a single fold Link Cuff shirt. Two wrongs = right?
     


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    Alright not to sound ignorant or thickheaded but can someone explain the basics of cufflinks to me? What goes with french cuff, what goes with link cuff, what's tacky, etc
     


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    I would suggest something plain, oval with a chain link.

    The question of karat gold or sterling or perhaps vermeil will depend on personal taste.

    However, I also think stirrup cufflinks are quite pleasing.
     


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    those swingy handle clasp things arent well regarded.
     


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    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have a thing for a lot of the Tiffany links, particularly the Elsa Peretti ones. These are my all-time favorites: [​IMG] Yes, the Tiffany markup is significant, but they're just lovely.
     


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    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Cufflinks are a lot like ties: taste in them is highly individual. The one rule is that swing backs aren't desireable because only one side of the link is interesting. The other side just sort of sits there. Other than that, buy what you like.
     


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    But is it real sin? I´m asking as I have one pair of them, my grandfather owned them, and they are simply kind of memory for him.... I´m not going argue the "double" are better, but I don´t have any, they are not very popular here..my opinion.
     


  11. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    It's certainly no "sin" other than preference. You certainly should not feel inhibited from wearing cufflinks from your grandfather. 99% of people won't think anything of it other than, "Wow, he's wearing cufflinks."

    Don't let the opinions of people on a message board you'll never meet cause you not to wear inherited links.
     


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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    (jcusey @ June 11 2005,09:13) The one rule is that swing backs aren't desireable because only one side of the link is interesting. The other side just sort of sits there.
    But is it real sin? I´m asking as I have one pair of them, my grandfather owned them, and they are simply kind of memory for him.... I´m not going argue the "double" are better, but I don´t have any, they are not very popular here..my opinion.
    If you listened to all the advice here, you would conclude that nothing is acceptable. The links are fine, I'm sure.
     


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