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Another grey flanell trouser:

 

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Don^ Being super nitpicky here, but I don't think french cuffs are the best choice for that ensemble. Far too formal for a casual outfit. Also I think the tie and jacket needs a bit more contrast. I'm not sold on the square, while I think it looks great for some reason in my mind that square is too formal for the jacket. I could be off base here though.
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Don^ Being super nitpicky here, but I don't think french cuffs are the best choice for that ensemble. Far too formal for a casual outfit. Also I think the tie and jacket needs a bit more contrast. I'm not sold on the square, while I think it looks great for some reason in my mind that square is too formal for the jacket. I could be off base here though.

good points for sure.....but that is pretty minor things. The biggest thing to me would be the french cuffs, followed by the square. if it were a darker madder i think it would look fantastic. The contrast between the tie and jacket is pretty good, but could be better...but i think thats the least of the list.

Don is killing it. well done buddy!
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Don^ Being super nitpicky here, but I don't think french cuffs are the best choice for that ensemble. Far too formal for a casual outfit. Also I think the tie and jacket needs a bit more contrast. I'm not sold on the square, while I think it looks great for some reason in my mind that square is too formal for the jacket. I could be off base here though.

 

Double cuffs aren't formal, especially not when it's a light blue shirt with some silk knots. Works perfectly fine here. I've seen people wear double cuffs with just about anything over here, even with just a jumper. Agreed on your other points though.

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Double cuffs aren't formal,

WTF? completely disagree with this. Just because you see a lot of people wearing them with jumpers over there doesnt make it right. I also see a lot of people still rocking square toed shoes too. wink.gif

case in point.....every formal shirt ive seen has french cuffs.
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WTF? completely disagree with this. Just because you see a lot of people wearing them with jumpers over there doesnt make it right. I also see a lot of people still rocking square toed shoes too. wink.gif

case in point.....every formal shirt ive seen has french cuffs.

 

Quoted from blackhood, from another thread: 

 

"Out of 100~ shirts I have maybe 6 that are barrel cuffsIn the UK French cuffs are meaningless, no one even notices them, but in the US I get the impression that you'd be arrested for wearing them unless you have several private jets and a yacht.
Americans use them a class divider whereas the rest of the world uses them to keep the ends of their sleeves shut."

 

You have to take into account the context. In the US double cuffs are extremely formal, in Europe not so much. Just to take it to the extreme, you really think British estate owners wear barrel cuffs with their tweed suits or odd jackets? This is anecdotal evidence, but I went shooting the other day, and I spotted several double cuffs under the shooting jackets.

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Oh, plenty of people here wear FC with sweaters, without a jacket, etc. It's just that it looks absolutely awful.
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Oh, plenty of people here wear FC with sweaters, without a jacket, etc. It's just that it looks absolutely awful.

 

Yeah, I don't like it with sweaters or without a jacket either, but I don't think it looks out of place with an odd jacket with silk knots. It's certainly not the grave offence some make it out to be. If anything it's just personal preference.

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After sweating in tweed a couple of times last week, I decided to dress for the weather rather than the season. High 70's and very sunny. Linen and summer weight wool.

 

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Quoted from blackhood, from another thread: 

"Out of 100~ shirts I have maybe 6 that are barrel cuffsIn the UK French cuffs are meaningless, no one even notices them, but in the US I get the impression that you'd be arrested for wearing them unless you have several private jets and a yacht.

Americans use them a class divider whereas the rest of the world uses them to keep the ends of their sleeves shut."

You have to take into account the context. In the US double cuffs are extremely formal, in Europe not so much. Just to take it to the extreme, you really think British estate owners wear barrel cuffs with their tweed suits or odd jackets? This is anecdotal evidence, but I went shooting the other day, and I spotted several double cuffs under the shooting jackets.

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Oh, plenty of people here wear FC with sweaters, without a jacket, etc. It's just that it looks absolutely awful.


just because people do it doesnt make it correct. Ive worn FC shirts with tweed jackets before as well. But its not correct. Saying french cuff shirts arent any more formal than barrel cuffs is wrong. Its not a US/UK thing.

I just realized im wearing a FC shirt now with a sportcoat. lol8[1].gif
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Yeah, I don't like it with sweaters or without a jacket either, but I don't think it looks out of place with an odd jacket with silk knots. It's certainly not the grave offence some make it out to be. If anything it's just personal preference.

I don't have an issue with it as long as you are wearing a coat & tie. If you're not, definitely don't wear FC.

FC definitely has a more formal connotation, and perhaps I'd ideally like to see a barrel cuff shirt with a tweedy jacket, but it's not the end of the world IMO. I'd say wearing something like a neat tie with a tweed jacket is a far larger mismatch of formality modes.

In my opinion, of course.
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Yeah, I don't like it with sweaters or without a jacket either, but I don't think it looks out of place with an odd jacket with silk knots. It's certainly not the grave offence some make it out to be. If anything it's just personal preference.

agreed...and if you notice when i was speaking of dons fit, i said it was very nitpicky and minor. so im not sure why you think im saying its a grave offense.
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just because people do it doesnt make it correct. Ive worn FC shirts with tweed jackets before as well. But its not correct. Saying french cuff shirts arent any more formal than barrel cuffs is wrong. Its not a US/UK thing.

 

Meh, it's just another way to fasten your cuffs, not that big of an offense when it comes to breaking the 'rules'. If someone likes wearing them, which Don has shown by his many pictures, I don't think we should make a comment about it every single time. We have posters on here with much more personal idiosyncrasies that we accept as individual style. 

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The fact that French cuffs are more formal isn't even an argument. It is a fact. If you want to break it, fine, but accept the facts as they are.
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agreed...and if you notice when i was speaking of dons fit, i said it was very nitpicky and minor. so im not sure why you think im saying its a grave offense.

 

Sorry, didn't mean you in personal Derek! Just a general remark on the attitude about double cuffs I've seen on here at times. I'm actually wearing double cuffs today with an odd jacket, might just post some pictures, to keep it on topic!

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