Originally Posted by pnin22
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.