Tuesday, November 23, 2010
He Might Prefer Myrrh to Silver and Gold
I had always heard that silver and gold don't mix well, but I really wanted a pair of gold cufflinks for this brown suit. Unfortunately, all I could find were these Joseph Abbouds, which are nice enough but have a burnished silver border. They just look funny, even with colors that should've worked in theory. I suppose a big stainless steel watch isn't helping the color balance, but I swear they looked funny even before I put on the watch.
Stainless steel always goes. Gold sometimes goes. They don't usually go together.* (Corollary*: Neither do black-and-brown oxfords.)
*All propositions and corollaries subject to The Menswear Caveat, which is that rules may be broken if you know what you're doing.