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.


  1. The cufflinks may suck, but props to the Jos. A. Bank tie in the photo.

  2. Anon--I broke my JAB rule and paid full price for it, but it was totally worth it for that suit.

  3. I usually agree about never mixing silver and gold or blue and black or brown and black. But as I've gotten more into interior design, my opinion is slowly changing.

    P.S. That is a FAB watch!


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