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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by bowtielover View Post
They should come to thr wrist and no further, you want at least 1/4 inch to show when wearing a jacket.
That's obvious and true for every kind of shirt cuff. But the input about how tight they should be helped me a lot, thanks guys.
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by bowtielover View Post
They should come to thr wrist and no further, you want at least 1/4 inch to show when wearing a jacket.

Some more quality advice here. Good work
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
Sorry for the terrible photo, but this is all I can muster and the moment:


What kind of cufflinks are you wearing?

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
IMO, if you can take the shirt off or put it on with the links on, it's too wide.

Clearly.

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Originally Posted by stuarts8 View Post
Sorry i do not agree. Sometimes I like to be able to remove the shirt for a while and put a more casual one on, and I hang the shirt up with the links left in so all I need to do is put the shirt on rather than having to put the links in again.
Stuarts8

Better make sure not to untie your ties either; may save some more time.
post #19 of 24
And I'll disagree. I have a few FC shirts that i can take on and off with links in. They are tailored to the correct length. And unless you're buying MTM or bespoke, you will have zero control over this because there is variation even within the same brand.

Further, exactly one person will know exactly how tight your cuffs fit--you.

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post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by rdawson808 View Post
And I'll disagree. I have a few FC shirts that i can take on and off with links in. They are tailored to the correct length. And unless you're buying MTM or bespoke, you will have zero control over this because there is variation even within the same brand.

Further, exactly one person will know exactly how tight your cuffs fit--you.

b

+1
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by rdawson808 View Post
And I'll disagree. I have a few FC shirts that i can take on and off with links in. They are tailored to the correct length. And unless you're buying MTM or bespoke, you will have zero control over this because there is variation even within the same brand

I'm not saying one should obsess about it, especially as you say if the shirt is OTR and there's not much to do about it. That said, ideally, the cuff should not be so wide as to slip on and off IMO. It makes for an oversized french cuff that's not as elegant as one that fits a bit more snuggly.
post #22 of 24
I am curious about possible solutions for a french cuff that fits too large. The shirt in question is a Banana Republic "slim fit" FC. I've not yet washed it and don't know if it'll shrink, but as of now I can slide by wrist into the cuff without taking out the link. They also seem to hang a bit lower on my wrist than I'd like when wearing under a jacket.

Can one buy some cuff links that fit tight, so as to close the cuff further? I suppose I can make some with a pair of buttons...
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by pnin22 View Post

I am curious about possible solutions for a french cuff that fits too large. The shirt in question is a Banana Republic "slim fit" FC. I've not yet washed it and don't know if it'll shrink, but as of now I can slide by wrist into the cuff without taking out the link. They also seem to hang a bit lower on my wrist than I'd like when wearing under a jacket.

Can one buy some cuff links that fit tight, so as to close the cuff further? I suppose I can make some with a pair of buttons...

There are a few options for this.

1. Have your tailor shorten the sleeves--the best option, IMO.

2. Buy snap cuff-links which will tend to hold the cuff tighter than chain- or bar-linked cuff-links. Silk knots will probably also close the cuff tighter. Both snap cuff-links and silk knots can be had for cheap. Check a flea market for the former and any men's shop for the latter.

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post #24 of 24
French cuffs are longer than barrel cuffs by design.
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