french cuffs: too showy for certain occasions? - Page 2
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There does seem to be a UK/US split on this issue. In the UK, I very much doubt if anyone would give you a second glance if you were wearing double cuffs. Pocket squares and buttonholes might attract some unwanted attention, however.
Agreed completely. I wear double-cuffs everyday, and would have no hesitation in wearing to an interview. Also on the point of pocket squares, these seem to be reserved (on the whole) for more mature gentlefolks. Buttonholes reserved for weddings.
I wear french cuffs regularly with anything from jeans to suits.
Wearing them to an interview is tricky, depends on the role, the seniority of the interviewer, industry, location, etc. In an interview you want to be remembered for your vision, knowledge and smarts, not be labeled "the cufflink guy", so I'd advise against it as it will direct attention away from what you are saying to what you are wearing.
I have interviewed people in them before, but I don't think I would wear one to an interview as an applicant unless I was sure it was a place where the men wore business suits pretty much everyday. The reason being that at least a few people would surely have worn cuff-links and it wouldn't be a huge spectacle to see them.
It's less about not knowing what to think or not understanding and more along the lines of don't care at all. French cuffs are nothing out of the ordinary.
The OP would be remembered as 'That Cufflink Guy' only if he wears some flashy and stupidly offensive novelty cufflinks and he sucks at his interview or a nuisance at whatever event.