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post #16 of 38
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Originally Posted by brainchild View Post

Are there any occasions on which you wouldn't where a french cuff shirt, say for argument a plain white one? Interviews? Funerals? Do they stand out to much, in your opinion?

No.
post #17 of 38
I try to go as conservative as possible for an interview. Maybe no cuff is a good idea which means I shouldn't be switching the majority of my dress shirts over to french cuff. But I have worn french cuff with a cardigan, although I know no one other than myself will know.
post #18 of 38
I wear french cuffs with everything but a sweater...love them with jeans and a sport coat. I don't think its innappropriate to wear them on a interview or funeral if the links are toned done.
post #19 of 38
If I'm wearing a jacket and/or a tie, regardless of the situation, I'm wearing a shirt with French cuffs.
post #20 of 38
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post

Depends on the work place I think. I know at a certain Wells Fargo corporate location it was an unspoken rule that only senior management wore cufflinks. There wasn't some sort of written rule about it though.

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.
post #21 of 38
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Originally Posted by Russ_H View Post

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.
post #22 of 38

I'm a fan.  They can be a great way to dress up denim.  I'd agree that they don't work with watches all the time, or sweaters, or every jacket.

 

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post #23 of 38

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.

post #24 of 38
I would wear cuff-links exclusively if I had enough shirts with french cuffs (which I am working on). I have a ton of my grandfather's old cuff-links, tie bars, rings, etc. from the 60's or so and I love to wear them.

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.
post #25 of 38
I think you guys are over-thinking this. I doubt most people would even notice.
post #26 of 38
I wear fc with suits only and for all occasions.
post #27 of 38
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Originally Posted by GradSchooler View Post

I think you guys are over-thinking this. I doubt most people would even notice.

Most people may not understand or know what to think but they will notice.
post #28 of 38

I know this is a bit OT, but is there any situation where one should be wearing tweed with french cuffs?

 

It seems like they shouldn't be mixed to me, but other people (judging by their outfits) don't seem to mind mixing them.

post #29 of 38

As a rule, I'll wear French cuffs if I'm wearing a tie, no matter if it's with a sport jacket or suit (but sometimes I'll wear barrel cuffs with that, too). For formal gatherings I'll wear a white shirt with single cuffs.

post #30 of 38
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

Most people may not understand or know what to think but they will notice.

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.
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