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Silk CuffLinks for day; Silver for Night?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Soph, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    I think so unless you are at an interview / formal event that takes place during the day; I'm finding silk links are more elegant for day if I wear french cuffs, and keep the silver for night.
     
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    grimslade Senior member

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    I tend to wear silk knots to work.

    But I just found a pair of silver-bar-and-chain links that might just become ubiquitous in my attire.
     
  3. LabelKing

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    Why not gold cufflinks?
     
  4. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    Why not gold cufflinks?


    --I thought about that I should say metal cuff links then. LK, always the keen board editor. Cheers.
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Silk knots always scream "I don't have any real cufflinks" or "these came with the shirt" to me.
     
  6. lawyerdad

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    Silk knots always scream "I don't have any real cufflinks" or "these came with the shirt" to me.
    LOL. I was sitting in a meeting recently and one of my partners asked me: "Couldn't find your cufflinks this morning?" I thought it was a comment about the fact that I'd been fiddling with one of my silk knots and made some response to that effect. He said, "those aren't cufflinks - those are those things that come with the shirt when you buy it!"
    I think transparent metal cufflinks would be ok for daytime use.
     
  7. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    I think transparent metal cufflinks would be ok for daytime use.
    Transparent aluminum!
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    I think transparent alum would be great for an alloy specialist[​IMG]
     
  9. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    Silk knots always scream "I don't have any real cufflinks" or "these came with the shirt" to me.


    Right, that's a level headed response, just teasing, I'm sure that's what their thinking, when the people I work with are some of the worst dressers in the world, think medical, and I'm wearing, nevermind. Metal cufflinks by day scream, "I'm trying way too hard" and is a distraction which is never good for business especially in rural areas (out of the city), understatement is. But when they see me a night or formal and I have they say, "Wow, he has cufflinks or is it good taste." It depends on the event/audience.
     
  10. Artisan Fan

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    I have some tasteful and understated Tiffany silver links I wear for client meetings.

    I think it's possible and very easy to go overboard with all the diamond encrusted links which takes away from the rest of the ensemble.
     
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    LOL. I was sitting in a meeting recently and one of my partners asked me: "Couldn't find your cufflinks this morning?" I thought it was a comment about the fact that I'd been fiddling with one of my silk knots and made some response to that effect. He said, "those aren't cufflinks - those are those things that come with the shirt when you buy it!" I think transparent metal cufflinks would be ok for daytime use.
    I think you should tell him to go fuck himself. You know, in the politest way possible.
     
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    jml90 Senior member

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    I don't see why one cannot wear metal cufflinks in the daytime?
     
  14. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    I think you should tell him to go fuck himself. You know, in the politest way possible.


    Exactly. Yea, as if a shirt couldn't come with some cheap metal cuff links. Or how about some of those corny over the top links.

    Does this guy dress like Cary Grant?
    Also, again it depends on who your doing business with, the venue.

    I used to have a boss back in Indianapolis, who you to talk about the New York manager with a negative comment, yea, you move there and they 'wear cuff links' by a sarcastic nod as it being an ostentatioius, showy fem thing. Of course, he bought suits from Hong Kong that came in a plastic bag for 300 thinking he was really cool too.

    Everybody's a critic nowadays.
     
  15. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    He said, "those aren't cufflinks - those are those things that come with the shirt when you buy it!"
    "Yeah, I got a two for one deal. High five!" I like sarcasm that borders on seriousness so you leave them confused and guessing.
     
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    "Yeah, I got a two for one deal. High five!"

    I like sarcasm that borders on seriousness so you leave them confused and guessing.

    My dry, sarcastic sense of humor always gets me into trouble in situations like this. [​IMG]
     
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    I think you should tell him to go fuck himself. You know, in the politest way possible.
    LOL. I'm sure I did at some point, indirectly. He and I have the sort of relationship - come to think of it, it's the sort of relationship I think he has with most people - where random "teasing" insults that are mostly in jest but contain some vague undercurrent of insecurity are par for the course. He's actually an incredibly decent, generous guy who has been there for me and others, both professionally and personally, over the years. You just have to - well, you don't have to, but I do - take the surface irascibility as part of the package.
    His recent (successful) bout with prostate cancer provides ample fodder for cheap shots, so payback is never difficult.
     
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    "Yeah, I got a two for one deal. High five!"

    I like sarcasm that borders on seriousness so you leave them confused and guessing.

    Damn. If I had you writing my material I would have come right back with something like that! [​IMG]
     

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