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    Quote Originally Posted by mebejoseph View Post
    On the bit loafers, yes, my thoughts are the same as yours, but in a number of places I have read that they are sometimes appropriate, for just one example:

    http://www.thefineyounggentleman.com...wear-a-tuxedo/ (see #17).

    I did some research on this and it dates back to bit loafers introduced by Gucci as being "the" shoe of high-powered NY lawyers and wall street types in the '70's.

    Also, you can get velvet loafers on the cheap if you look around. You will NOT get quality, but most people won't notice. You can get them in two days from Amazon. I recently picked some up from DSW for about $50--but they are for a costume, and I put big purple tassels on them--so, not recommending them, just saying you can them cheap if you like.

    As for me, I have patent leather tux loafers, with a ribbon across the vamp--they are pretty common at the black tie events I go to in LA, but even more people wear black oxfords, believe it or not (maybe thrice a year).

    Also, one more option is a black whole cut, highly polished. I think they can look very formal.
    Guess it's good I'm a NY lawyer then!

    Agree on the above, except quoting that website. Guy sounds like a complete a-hole, and is self-contradictory on many occasions on his list (will admit some of his list is spot on though). He's also hawking Lilly Pulitzer suspenders on his site... so not sure I'd call him a beacon of pure tradition despite how he's trying to come off in his list.

    Patent tux / velvet loafers (sans any gaudy logos or designs) will work for just about any use of a tuxedo that 99.999% of the world goes to. Someone making a big deal out of one wearing those--or frankly even well polished cap toe or whole cuts--is just unnecessarily being a dick.

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    I have this French cuff shirt and it has a regular button on the cuff. What is it for?



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    Orient Polaris leather strap replacement/alternative

    I've heard great things about the Polaris ... except for the strap. Any recommendations for where to buy a great leather strap for a dress watch with a deployant clasp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sose View Post
    I have this French cuff shirt and it has a regular button on the cuff. What is it for?
    Isn't it so that you can use the shirt without cufflinks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hornsup84 View Post
    Isn't it so that you can use the shirt without cufflinks?
    Itís just one button though. I wouldnít know how to make it work without cuff links.

    Iím not sure what the point is of the button there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sose View Post
    Itís just one button though. I wouldnít know how to make it work without cuff links.

    Iím not sure what the point is of the button there.


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    Unless my spacial reasoning is off, flip the shirt cuff down like you were going to use cufflinks, then the button should be in the position to feed through the buttonholes same as a cufflink would.

    Unless you're saying it's only on one sleeve, then I've got nothing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hornsup84 View Post
    Unless my spacial reasoning is off, flip the shirt cuff down like you were going to use cufflinks, then the button should be in the position to feed through the buttonholes same as a cufflink would.

    Unless you're saying it's only on one sleeve, then I've got nothing...
    Yeah, itís only on one sleeve - sorry I wasnít clear.




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    Interesting--I'm curious about this--who made it?


    Quote Originally Posted by Sose View Post
    I have this French cuff shirt and it has a regular button on the cuff. What is it for?



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    Quote Originally Posted by mebejoseph View Post
    Interesting--I'm curious about this--who made it?
    TM Lewin


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sose View Post
    TM Lewin


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    Well, here it is, then--it's a hidden button to use in case you lose your cuff link. For example, say you're a well-undressed gentleman caught in flagrante delicto, and you need to make a hasty exit, you may neglect to retrieve a cuff link. You wouldn't want to walk around with your cuffs flapping about, would you?

    http://tmlewin-blog.com/2016/07/t-m-...-knew-existed/


    (scroll down to see the explanation)

    If it's only on one sleeve, it seems that one button is missing.

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