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    Whoa guys, montblanc cufflinks and this Duchamp are going to be silly money, non?

    I want something durable, not too cheap but nice looking (if people ever see them that is...)

    I don't want to blow my joining bonus right off!!

    And I still need a good online tie store. Help me out here?

    Also, Drogue, what's a pocket square?
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    (Original post by RobbieC)
    Whoa guys, montblanc cufflinks and this Duchamp are going to be silly money, non?

    I want something durable, not too cheap but nice looking (if people ever see them that is...)

    I don't want to blow my joining bonus right off!!

    And I still need a good online tie store. Help me out here?

    Also, Drogue, what's a pocket square?
    How much do you want to spend?
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    (Original post by RobbieC)
    Whoa guys, montblanc cufflinks and this Duchamp are going to be silly money, non?

    I want something durable, not too cheap but nice looking (if people ever see them that is...)

    I don't want to blow my joining bonus right off!!

    And I still need a good online tie store. Help me out here?

    Also, Drogue, what's a pocket square?
    Duchamp are about £60 - Mont Blanc you're looking like more like £200+++++

    Some Duchamp ones which are a little more modestly priced

    http://www.duchamplondon.com/shop/cu...link/001/4_23/
    http://www.duchamplondon.com/shop/cu...link/001/4_11/
    http://www.duchamplondon.com/shop/cu...link/938/4_12/

    Although admittedly they're a tad dull.... alterntively you could go complete other end of the spectrum with regards to colours in Duchamp but also here http://www.paulsmith.co.uk/shop/paul...ue&filter=true

    For jokes: http://www.newandlingwood.com/product.php?id=829

    Ridiculous, utterly Ridiculous.

    More seriously...
    http://www.thomaspink.com/fcp/catego...=fibre%20optic

    Decent selection there or alternatively:
    http://www.linksoflondon.com/online-shop/men/cufflinks


    With regards to Ties, guess they'll have some at Pink, New and Lingwood, Harvie and Hudson... they should all be relatively well priced.

    As stated if you want to go further there's Hermes (£130+) or Ferragamo (similar)....
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    I'm after some Cartier cufflinks like these: http://www.cartier.co.uk/show-me/acc...tier-cufflinks

    Probably going to be a couple of years before I can justify cufflinks that cost northward of £500...
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    (Original post by PorcineAviation)
    It's not the cost, it's the style.

    thought so, anyway, how many cufflinks does one need? 1 pair? 2?
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    (Original post by Jimi Haze)
    Duchamp are about £60 - Mont Blanc you're looking like more like £200+++++

    Some Duchamp ones which are a little more modestly priced

    http://www.duchamplondon.com/shop/cu...link/001/4_23/
    http://www.duchamplondon.com/shop/cu...link/001/4_11/
    http://www.duchamplondon.com/shop/cu...link/938/4_12/

    Although admittedly they're a tad dull.... alterntively you could go complete other end of the spectrum with regards to colours in Duchamp but also here http://www.paulsmith.co.uk/shop/paul...ue&filter=true

    For jokes: http://www.newandlingwood.com/product.php?id=829

    Ridiculous, utterly Ridiculous.

    More seriously...
    http://www.thomaspink.com/fcp/catego...=fibre%20optic

    Decent selection there or alternatively:
    http://www.linksoflondon.com/online-shop/men/cufflinks


    With regards to Ties, guess they'll have some at Pink, New and Lingwood, Harvie and Hudson... they should all be relatively well priced.

    As stated if you want to go further there's Hermes (£130+) or Ferragamo (similar)....
    Well I need some advice on what is expected I guess. Going in at analyst level for a consultancy (probably Accenture). It seems there are some very strict ideas about what is expected of people.

    I am the sort of person who, up until now, will weigh the merits of whether a tie/cufflinks are genuinely worth £15.

    I may need a little push toward the more extravagant, and right now probably won't entertain montblanc cufflinks unless they're a gift (as my pen was).

    So what is really expected, and is there any room for being thrifty (as I am) when you're in a city job?

    Genuinely seeking advice here.

    And yes loggins, that is mental. :awesome:
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    (Original post by PorcineAviation)
    Duchamp is hard to pull off when you're i. young, ii. junior.

    I think a set of silver/platinum Mont Blanc cufflinks are a solid investment.
    Rubbish, Duchamp do plenty of understated designs as well as lots with a small, tasteful amount of sparkle. Duchamp links is much easier to pull off when young than an Hermes tie or belt, IMHO.

    (Original post by RobbieC)
    Whoa guys, montblanc cufflinks and this Duchamp are going to be silly money, non?

    I want something durable, not too cheap but nice looking (if people ever see them that is...)
    Duchamp are ~£50-90, and worth it for a special pair IMHO. Having said that, I have a couple of pairs from Tie Rack that cost £10 that look good as well. Cufflinks are somewhere where you can pretty much do whatever you want.

    (Original post by RobbieC)
    Also, Drogue, what's a pocket square?
    A small square of silk or cotton you wear in your pocket. See: http://www.gievesandhawkes.com/ for three examples on their front page. Classic options are either a square Mad Men style white cotton one (centre and left) or something contrast coloured in silk that you just push in and fluff a little (right). They cost anything from £5 to £45, and while there's a difference in the quality of the silk, nobody ever notices.
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    (Original post by Drogue)
    than an Hermes tie or belt, IMHO.

    Neither of which are acceptable for graduates if you ask me! I would never dream of wearing my Hermes belt at work, and the ties are a bit pompous for a 22ish year old to be sporting. Ferragamo is borderline acceptable if worn well, but leave Hermes for the big boys.
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    (Original post by loggins)
    Neither of which are acceptable for graduates if you ask me! I would never dream of wearing my Hermes belt at work, and the ties are a bit pompous for a 22ish year old to be sporting. Ferragamo is borderline acceptable if worn well, but leave Hermes for the big boys.
    Even in Sales, where I understand it is important to look good?
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    (Original post by phantom1987)
    Even in Sales, where I understand it is important to look good?
    Yup, but there's a line between looking good and looking like you're trying hard to look good. Lots of Analysts do wear Hermes, it's just my opinion that you should be slightly more established before you can have 'H' splashed over everything in the work place. I see the 'H' as being stripes that should be earned :p:.
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    (Original post by loggins)
    Neither of which are acceptable for graduates if you ask me! I would never dream of wearing my Hermes belt at work, and the ties are a bit pompous for a 22ish year old to be sporting. Ferragamo is borderline acceptable if worn well, but leave Hermes for the big boys.
    I would agree. Though I think it's the logo/obviously being Hermes that makes it so, whereas Duchamp cufflinks are just nice, rather than being a specific style or easily identifiable. Not to mention they're nowhere near the price of Hermes.
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    (Original post by phantom1987)
    thought so, anyway, how many cufflinks does one need? 1 pair? 2?
    As many as you want. In general you'll be wearing blue, grey and maybe black suits with white, blue and maybe pink shirts. If you're on the trading floor, you won't even be wearing a tie. A different pair of cufflinks can change it up and make it feel almost like a different outfit.

    As such, whilst technically you only need 1 pair (since they don't need washing), I would go for something more like 3 or 4 pairs which you like, then building it up till you have at least one for each day, plus a couple for more night time events.
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    (Original post by Drogue)
    Rubbish, Duchamp do plenty of understated designs as well as lots with a small, tasteful amount of sparkle.
    They have very few understated designs, and what's the point of buying Duchamp if you're going to buy the understated stuff?
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    (Original post by loggins)
    Yup, but there's a line between looking good and looking like you're trying hard to look good. Lots of Analysts do wear Hermes, it's just my opinion that you should be slightly more established before you can have 'H' splashed over everything in the work place. I see the 'H' as being stripes that should be earned :p:.
    One of the interns in my class was famous for wearing a loud LV belt. I think he only wore it like 3 or 4 times, but everyone (and I don't just mean interns) spotted it.

    He became a bit of a joke, especially when he later traded into LVMH in a trading game.
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    (Original post by PorcineAviation)
    They have very few understated designs, and what's the point of buying Duchamp if you're going to buy the understated stuff?
    Understated =/= without style. For example something like http://www.duchamplondon.com/shop/cu...link/938/4_15/ or http://www.duchamplondon.com/shop/cu...link/001/4_18/

    Having said that, being cufflinks, unless you go for garish skulls or novelty tack, nothing will stand out for bad reasons. They're such a small item, it's not how someone would show off if they were intent on doing so, which takes it away from the Hermes problem. As such, I love these: http://www.duchamplondon.com/shop/cu...link/947/4_60/ I'd be shocked if anyone thought I was too young or junior to wear them.
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    i don't understand this phenomenon where one isn't supposed to wear certain brands or styles. I havent seen or heard this happening myself - you all talk about it so uhm, what is it?

    i would understand a bit of banter if someone wore something particularly different into work - and that could be pretty funny - but the way you guys speak of it sounds like your superiors will view it as seriously negative thing to do or faux pas to wear a certain brand..
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    (Original post by Drogue)
    Understated =/= without style. For example something like http://www.duchamplondon.com/shop/cu...link/938/4_15/ or http://www.duchamplondon.com/shop/cu...link/001/4_18/

    Having said that, being cufflinks, unless you go for garish skulls or novelty tack, nothing will stand out for bad reasons. They're such a small item, it's not how someone would show off if they were intent on doing so, which takes it away from the Hermes problem. As such, I love these: http://www.duchamplondon.com/shop/cu...link/947/4_60/ I'd be shocked if anyone thought I was too young or junior to wear them.
    I think the first is pretty devoid of style. And the second is nice, but it's just a copy of other classic designs, and for £130 you might as well spend £70 more and get the real thing.

    As for the third, if your senior colleagues see that on your cuff you're going to get massive grief.
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    (Original post by loafer)
    i don't understand this culture where one isn't supposed to wear certain brands or styles. I havent seen or heard this happening myself - you all talk about it so uhm, what is it?

    i would understand a bit of banter if someone wore something particularly different into work - and that could be pretty funny - but the way you guys speak of it sounds like your superiors will view it as seriously negative thing to do or faux pas to wear a certain brand..
    It's when people wear the brand with the intent to flaunt it or show-off that is frowned upon. And if you're wearing an H-shaped buckle, your intent is to show off.
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    (Original post by loggins)
    Yup, but there's a line between looking good and looking like you're trying hard to look good. Lots of Analysts do wear Hermes, it's just my opinion that you should be slightly more established before you can have 'H' splashed over everything in the work place. I see the 'H' as being stripes that should be earned :p:.
    just asking to understand how it is in London, cause in Moscow at Top Unis it is normal for students to wear LV, Hermes and all other big names. But I understand what you are trying to say.
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    Everyone laughs at people at work for wearing hermes....why would you want a tie covered in hundreds of little clouds/horses/cars/squirrels/lepers/toads etc....

    You only really need three ties....1 upward sloping for bull markets, 1 downward sloping for bear markets and 1 horizontal for the bits inbetween.

    Cufflinks, I wear silk knots (and usually pinch them from shirt shops) real cufflinks are bit of a waste of time...
 
 
 
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