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Post  Gazongola on Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:23 am

Ok, so I am a bit of a magpie. I like pretty shiny things. How does a gent add a bit of 'pretty' (or bling if you like) to his outfits? Now I already wear an owl brooch I own, and a pocket watch on occasion, but what else is there? I do like rings and own many, but I fear they just sometimes don't go with my garb. I also do have a tigers eye tie pin that I think I under use. Of course there are cufflinks, but unfortunately they often go unnoticed if hidden up a jacket sleeve. What is there to be had do you think?
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Post  Zwack on Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:31 am

Despite our previous discussion you still forgot shirt studs.

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Post  Prof Eumides Blakehurst on Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:42 am

Depending on what garb you are wearing at any time:

Add a fob to your watch chain (dangly shiny things).

Remove the buttons from your shirts and replace with metal buttons (bought or made) or cast some buttons in metallic resin, metal clay, painted milliput, etc. (You'll need to make a mould of course.)

Shirt studs.

Tie pin or cravat pin if you're being formal.

Monocle on a chain or ribbon (no diopter rating if you don't need it, or add a magnifying lens for use when required).

Even if you don't want the pocket watch, a chain with fob is an idea.

Wear a kilt and add sporrans with metal cantles, kilt pins and enormous buckles!

A metal boutonierre - metal flowers, a cluster of cogs, etc.
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Post  A.G.Morgan on Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:46 am

You've got a few options if that's the way you want to go.
Cuff links
Shoe buckles
Feather pin for your hat
Bolo tie
Hat band decoration

If you want to take up a style popular out west, start wearing as much silver and turquoise jewelry as possible, and fringed leather. Many Indians and Cowboys wear silver ornaments around here. I suspect one could borrow elements of it for steampunkish garb.

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Post  Pheobsky on Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:17 am

I too am somewhat of a magpie in this respect....
Although I haven't gone quite as far as bolo ties...

Anyway; Buttons
They are wonderfully easy to incorporate, as most garments have them, & its not too difficult a job to sew them on!
Shoes may also be included in the shiny category -however these are rather impractical, as they show up mud etc. rather easily & so are only fitting for dance hall occasions in my opinion.
I think all the other main ones have been mentioned -although I'd also say that brightly coloured linings (on more somber garments) are acceptable on any occasion & while not so magpyish, give a sense of decadence & whatnot which is rather nice cat
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Post  HAC on Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:21 pm

Cufflinks and Shirt Studs..

I have these in mother of pearl that were my grandfather's, a gift from his parents for his wedding..

Cufflinks:



Shirt Studs:






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Post  Mrs. Sullivan on Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:47 pm

Very nice! I enjoy seeing gentlemen indulge their "magpie" tendencies! Many types of jewelry can be worn by both men and women.

Items previously listed - watches, watch chains, fobs, shirt studs, cufflinks, tie pins, lapel pins, rings, monocles, hat bands and hat decorations - and some things not previously listed: how about bracelets & curb chains for boots (for a Weird West look, how about a pair of fancy spurs!). Accessories could include silver or gold plated & jeweled flasks, cigarette cases, folding knives, snuff boxes, pens, mechanical pencils, business card cases, small decorative scent bottles or pomanders (now we're really getting into dandyism!). Or how about gloves, detatchable ruffled lace cuffs and jabots, fine linen handkerchiefs - ooh, earrings! I love a man with pierced ears!

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Post  HAC on Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:36 am

Well, I'd not put toecaps or bootchains on my best boots.. they simply don't need them to flash them up Very Happy




One of the favourite pocket knives that I have, is a Spyderco Kiwi with a mother-of-pearl and abalone inlay handle..



As for male earrings? nah.. not my style...

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