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    Anybody else here prefer to have cufflinks with their dress shirts rather than boring ol plastic buttons?

    I got my first doublecuff shirt and cufflinks when I was 13. Along with a nice watch and a good pen, I view cufflinks to be "manly" jewlry.

    I buy new cufflinks from time to time, but most of mine I got from my grandfather and great-uncle who just gave me all of theirs when they found out I wanted some.

    Trouble i'm having right now is I need a few more doublecuff shirts... and good ones are too expensive!
    Anyone out there have a lead on good quality affordable (<$100) shirts?

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    I only buy French cuff shirts, actually - I think they generally hold up better, are easier to clean around the cuff, and add an element of class and style to an otherwise rather generic men's fashion regime.

    I try to get cuff links that are out of the ordinary - my wife, for an engagement present, got me a pair of cuff links made out of vintage typewriter keys (you know, the black with ivory coloured letters, and a silver banding?) with my initials - those are still my favourite.

    As for affordable shirts - well, if I'm getting a every day shirt, I do like to splurge and get the best I can afford - which will probably in or around the $100 - I find they last longer, iron more easily, and wash better as well. That said, I do like the Trump shirts, and they're in the $60 dollar range (here in Canada, anyhow) - they're good quality (though not as heavy weight cotton as their more expensive brothers), nice cut and style, and affordable.

    Great thread! Post pics if you have a chance!

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    Check this one out: JoS. A. Bank Clothiers - Traveler Pinpoint Solid Spread Collar, French Cuff Dress Shirt

    or this: http://www.josbank.com/IWCatProductP...duct_Id=398826

    I like cuff links a lot but most are so tacky or b***dy expensive. My favorites are fake gold plated links with nice MOP button. Do you know where to get really nice ones?
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    I'll try to post some pictures of some of my more unique ones at some point.. My classiest/coolest ones are I believe from some sort of Swedish military uniform.. they are the traditional Swedish Royal logo royal blue background with 3 gold crowns. Hemispherically shaped, and if you look carefully there is what appears to be a coiled rope underneath the blue enamel.. hard to describe but VERY cool, and I have never seen another pair, searched Google, ebay everything.

    I'm also into car related ones, my brother got me these for Christmas this year

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    I also usually wear French cuff shirts, I love them (I wear the ones with plastic buttons only when it is important that I am not overdress - when I am with my boss and he is not wearing double cuffs for instance).

    I usually buy my shirts when they are on sale, so I normally spend 60 to 100 bucks for one (I wear mainly white ones - more classic, sometimes blue; they are quite easy to find); we have a few very good shops for men clothes in Geneva. When buying online, I usually shop there: shirts, braces, cufflinks, ties, classic clothing at Bromleys

    And, btw, I really love braces... I have two from Albert Thurston and they are just... just... incredible...

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    Anyone familiar with Charles Tyrwhitt?

    These seem like reasonably good prices on clearance
    Dalton Red & Blue Tattersall Check Spread Collar Classic Dress Shirt - CTShirts

    Harry Blue Stripe Poplin Cutaway Dress Shirt - CTShirts


    Opalona looks good too
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    I also wear cufflinks. They vary according to the occasion that I'm wearing the shirt for. For formal occasions 14k or Sterling Silver for more casual silk knots. Cuff links that fit all shirts are the hinged T-Back type. Some double ended cufflinks like Silk Knots do not always fit the cufflink eye cut out in the shirt cuff. Some places to look are the high end department stores Barney's, Neiman Marcus etc. Some bargains may be found on Ebay, buyer beware.

    As for shirt shopping occasional deals for white shirts and casual shirts may be found at T.J. Maxx or Marshalls if you have any near you. Not a great selection or choice of sizes but costs at or below outlett store prices.

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    I am actually looking to buy some french cuff shirts here in the next week or so. I have found the Vanheusen outlet store has them for around 30 dollars (a bit expensive for me but worth it) I have made a few pairs of cufflinks and am planning to make quite a few this year.

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    I prefer them as well! Right now I only have some links that my fiancé got me but no french cuff shirts! They are pretty expensive, but I've seen them cheaper at outlet type stores. I'm planning to eventually switch all of my collared shirts over to french cuffs.

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    Vanheusen and geoffery Beene are decent in the $30 range.
    I might order a Lands End here soon.. they look decent, I've got a few but unfortunately I've outgrown them..

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