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What causes french cuffs to do this? Are these made right?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

I got a new shirt today, and I've only had one french cuff before and it didn't look like this (french cuffs aren't popular here.) So I really don't know.

 

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I don't like how the outer layer doesn't cover the under layer, it looks like it's pulled apart and messy, not the crisp edge I was hoping for. Why does it do this? The cuff is a bit snug but I don't know as that I'd say it's too tight feeling, but maybe is that why it's not straight?

 

Here is the cuff inside

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Also, why is it wrinkly? The under side of the collar is also wrinkly, as on many of my shirts, why?

post #2 of 18
Looks like you have been folding it wrong. If the topside goes futher in, the bottom will allign
Have you ironed it before?
post #3 of 18
methinks you're ironing it wrong
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 

Never been ironed. One side came ironed the other did not (folded to show the cuff) both sides however pull open a bit.

post #5 of 18
Why are you assuming the manufacturer ironed it correctly? Iron it yourself to fix the problem.
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 

Well it wa ironed flat in a rectangle shape. Am I supposed to iron it into another shape?

post #7 of 18
See B|aze's comment. Fold to align the edges, then iron a crease that will keep those edges aligned.
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by GoClick View Post

Well it wa ironed flat in a rectangle shape.


Folded or unfolded? You should always iron a French cuff unfolded, no crease should be ironed in, then only fold it when putting it on.
post #9 of 18
The wrinkles in the cuff and collar are from the innerlining shrinking. Very difficult to correct. Lots of steam and pulling.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post

Folded or unfolded? You should always iron a French cuff unfolded, no crease should be ironed in, then only fold it when putting it on.

I've always ironed the cuff unfolded and then ironed it into the folded shape I wanted. Personal preference here, I think.
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by black_umbrella View Post

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I've always ironed the cuff unfolded and then ironed it into the folded shape I wanted. Personal preference here, I think.

^ not this

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post

[quote

Folded or unfolded? You should always iron a French cuff unfolded, no crease should be ironed in, then only fold it when putting it on.[/quote]

^this
post #12 of 18
This thread = facepalm.gif
post #13 of 18
I don't understand the problem. If you want crispness, buy a fused barrel cuff. That's not what french cuffs are about. You iron them flat and then fold them back upon wearing. You wouldn't want your lapels or tie ironed flat, so why your cuffs? Re your specific problem, I'd try washing and ironing it once and then see if it still does that. You may simply need more practice holding the cuff in place while inserting cufflinks. I find that it's easy for the top of the cuff to become misaligned, as illustrated. But it's not the end of the world, surely you can just tug a bit?
post #14 of 18
Sleeve looks too short.

Don't iron a crease in your cuffs, iron flat as stated above.
post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 

One cuff was ironed creased one was ironed flat an open. The one you see was ironed open.

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