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    Default Cuff links with casual wear?

    I think I've seen the Top Gear presenter do it. Would you go a bit further and wear a pair with a jacket-jeans-sneakers combination?
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    Never. But I wouldn't wear a jacket and sneakers in the first place though I see more and more guys doing it. I do wear jackets and jeans, though. French cuffs I reserve for when wearing a suit.
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    Personally, I would refrain from wearing cuff links if you are dressed casually. The Top Gear presenter you mentioned is often listed in the worst dressed men category, so I would not hold too much stock in what he is wearing.

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    Jacket and jeans, yes; sneakers, no. I think having that extra bit of sparkle at the wrist is fun and I like fashion that is playful and breaks rules good-naturedly. I have two women's blouses with French cuffs and I sometimes wear them with jeans, jacket, and heels.
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    Jacket and sneakers- only if the jacket is pastel colored and you look like Don Johnson. Cufflinks would look ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mostapha View Post
    I think I've seen the Top Gear presenter do it.
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    Well I've been experimenting a lot lately and the thought came to my mind. I'm pretty much convinced against it now, but I might try it once, it won't kill anybody. I've seen stuff that make me want to poke my eyes, so this shouldn't be much of a problem.

    A Google search for jackets with sneakers returned the following images. It's not that I necessarily approve of this, I am usually a conservative dresser, but as I said I am experimenting. The images at least show that it can be pulled off. I like how Tom Cruise looks, but not the other two. Suits and sneakers look absurd.





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    I wouldn't hesitate. I think it's humor, irony in apparel, and can be eye catching. Further, cuff links prove that in some way you know how to "play the dress up game" if you have to. Sneakers might be pushing it though, but on priniciple in my view cufflinks are a gimmick and a fun one to use for fun.

    Don't know Top Gear so I can't really say on that question.
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    To me, the pictures just confirm what has been said already, it simply is not a good look.

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    Cuff links for casual wear ? Sure.


    Sneakers ? Never.

    Jeans ? Never.

    Jeans with jacket ? Never (ever)

    jacket-jeans-sneakers Never-never-never

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    cufflinks+jeans+jacket+classic shoes is ok. As DustB said it's an ironic way to wear them and play them down yet showing miles of class.
    The whole outfit with sneakers goes borderline to ridiculous: I just could consider it if you're young and the sneakers are a total black (no coloured stripes or logos etc), very slim (low sole, low shoe, lil volume in general) and shiny (like varnish).

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    Sneakers jeans and blazer/jackets is a staple Danish/Scandinavian fashion look. But NOT when paired with trousers.
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    Not for me. I think <a href="http://www.cufflinks2wear.com/" target="_blank">cufflinks</a> should best be worn with formal clothes and suit.
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    Cufflinks for casualwear is great. It adds a bit of style and one of very few "jewelry" that I think guys can wear. Wearing it with jeans and sneakers (as long as it's a simple classic design) is fine also. You don't have to go for the full suit look... where's the fun in that?

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    Cuff links for casual wear ? Sure.


    Sneakers ? Never.

    Jeans ? Never.

    Jeans with jacket ? Never (ever)

    jacket-jeans-sneakers Never-never-never
    Where do you get all this? Read GQ and come back. Sneakers can fit with anything as long as their not high-top dunks or jordans. Insert a pair of converse (especially the Varvatos or Jack Purcells) and you dress down your suit. Same with jeans. And the jeans cant be baggy or anything, same lines and tailoring as the jacket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevo30 View Post
    Where do you get all this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by an_oud_girl View Post
    From himself. It's called an opinion. I have mine, he has his, you have yours. All are welcome to theirs and no one's (not even a magazine's) is necessarily better than anyone else's.
    Yes, I agree - and we have to be especially careful applying fashion tastes and opinions to others. I read GQ, and while I was taken aback at first, some of the hipper and edgier celebs do add something with clean sporty footwear, although it's a bit of a quickie trend, IMO. The last issue somewhat won me over on the idea.

    On the other hand, I know that I would look patently ridiculous combining sneakers with my suits. Older guys in my corner of the guy world pull off the same thing with loafers, topsiders, or the like - and very carefully. Frankly, adding an iPhone is about as much hipness as my fashion carcass will tolerate.
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    cuff links with jeans and a jacket... yes

    cuff links with sneakers.... never

    whenever I wear jeans with a jacket, I am shod with serious leather...

    I usually don a tie that reflects that seriousness with a knot that says "don't take this too seriously because I don't" (read Atlantic or diagonal) and wear it loose.

    The whole idea behind dressing down what would otherwise be serious kit is that you KNOW how this works and you are intentionally not taking it seriously.

    sneakers with anything other than athletic wear are foppish. All those pictures you posted are straight up douchebaggery, no matter who the stars that wear them are...
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    Quote Originally Posted by an_oud_girl View Post
    From himself. It's called an opinion. I have mine, he has his, you have yours. All are welcome to theirs and no one's (not even a magazine's) is necessarily better than anyone else's.
    by an_oud_girl; no one's (not even a magazine's) is necessarily better than anyone else's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by analavande View Post
    Amen!

    Rules...rules...rules...break some fashion rules...create your own style...be an avant-gardist...set some new trends...be confident and comfortable...have fun with your wardrobe...it AIN'T that deep--unless it's an interview, corporate, or formal.
    Screw it all! I say throw on your finest silk french cuff, don your 2 carat diamond links, slip into a pair of pinstripe volcom boardshorts, find your sand-encrusted flip flops, fill up a pitcher with patron infused margarita, and head to the beach... variety is the spice of life is it not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by an_oud_girl View Post
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    Alright, sorry if I came off a bit obnoxious. Anyway, I have always agreed with this:
    Rules...rules...rules...break some fashion rules...create your own style...be an avant-gardist...set some new trends...be confident and comfortable...have fun with your wardrobe...it AIN'T that deep--unless it's an interview, corporate, or formal
    Rules are meant to be broken. Mix paterns, add accessories you arent supposed to, be your own stylist.

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    I wouldn't. French cuff shirts only go with a suit...period.

    And conversely, button-down shirts never go with a suit. (unasked-for comment).
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    The sport-blazer-with-sneakers look gives one that "artist" look. Think Ed Rusha.

    I makes one look like an iconoclast and someone out of the ordinary--someone who likes to turn convention on its head.

    Traditionally, the all-purpose blazer is ideal for almost all male functions.

    I actually like the look of a blazer, jeans and sneakers, paired with a nice crew-necked tee.

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