Originally Posted by Butler
A turnback, as the name indicates, the sleeve material is turned back on itself - a gauntlet is a decorative extra piece, of varying designs,sewn onto the sleeve!
Would a gauntlet used to mimic a turnback be considered a bit gauche? The first time I watched Dr. No, I noticed, and loved, the detail on Connery's dinner jacket in the scene at the card table, where we first meet Bond. I wanted to have silk turnback cuffs, on my DJ, but I was a little concerned about there not being enough length in the sleeve (my tailor was only about 75% sure he could make it work), and the lining is viscose, and I didn't really want to feature a synthetic fabric on the turnback. I thought about adding material to get the look I wanted, but decided not to invest any money in something I wasn't really sure about. At the time, I figured it could always be added later, or done on another jacket in the future.
On the one hand, I figured it would be unnoticeable, unless someone was examining the lining of my jacket. On the other hand, I thought maybe this is just faking it, and a little offside.