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post #16 of 49
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Originally Posted by stuarts8 View Post

they told me they were not selling as many French cuff shirts now due to difficulties encountered when using a computer
I very strongly suspect the person who told you this was mistaken.

I can believe that the number of French cuff shirts sold has declined, but I'd attribute that more to the increasing popularity of more casual dress (in both business and social contexts) over the past couple of decades. French cuff shirts were a more reasonable purchase when, say, a man was expected to wear a suit to the office 5 days per week, than they are when that same man is expected to dress in business casual fashion. Since many men who would consider wearing French cuffs with a suit, would not care to wear them with chinos or jeans.

Now, having long fingernails can make it more awkward to use a keyboard. Yet the number of nail salons in the US has increased dramatically from what it was 20 years ago. Go figure.
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post #17 of 49
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

God, I hate you plebs.

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post #18 of 49
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post


Thanks for clearing this up. I suppose I need to pay more attention to the hoi polloi. Is Jersey Shore a good starting point?


I'm confused by your post. Hoi polloi is Greek but Jersey Shore is Italian.

post #19 of 49
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Originally Posted by bigtimebuck4 View Post

Anyone ever roll their french cuffs under eachother so they are shaped like a barrel cuff and fasten them with a link? Never done it, just curious. Could be a (temporary) solution if someone is having the problem the OP stated.

Yes, once, before I understood how they were supposed to work. I've not posted to WAYWT since that debacle.

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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

For similar reasons, the growing popularity of spaghetti and other heavily sauced dishes has led to the nearly complete replacement of the four-in-hand by the bowtie.
Sad, really.

Well, I stocked up on self-ties in case of a big spaghetti harvest this year.
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Originally Posted by curzon View Post

i don' t haVe a ny probnlem typ-ing 8usaing F renvh cuffz.

Kind of like typing "Style Forvm" with your elbows.
post #20 of 49
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Originally Posted by handsolo View Post


I'm confused by your post. Hoi polloi is Greek but Jersey Shore is Italian.

Everyone from "over there" is the same to me.
post #21 of 49
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Originally Posted by stuarts8 View Post

I was in a store this morning ,they told me they were not selling as many French cuff shirts now due to difficulties encountered when using a computer . I expressed the view to the sales clerk , that it would be a pity if French cuff shirts disappeared from sale Just because of this difficulty with the wearing of them while using a computer. I said that Personally I preferred French cuff shirts as compared to button cuff shirts.
I explained that what I did to obviate the problem with French cuff shirts and the computers , I simply undid my cufflinks and folded back the cuffs twice and then I did not have this problem.
I would be interested to know if this would be a factor for the sales of French cuff shirts to decline..
I like wearing them and hope they do not disappear from the stores.
Cheers
Stuarts8

 

That is probably one of the oddest things I've ever heard.

post #22 of 49
I can confirm I have eschewed FC shirts more of late because of the problems they pose w typing on a keyboard. Its not that they make typing impossible, just more difficult.
post #23 of 49
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post

Might it simply be a lie that is better than "we don't sell enough to our customers"?

 

This.

 

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Originally Posted by bigtimebuck4 View Post

Anyone ever roll their french cuffs under eachother so they are shaped like a barrel cuff and fasten them with a link? Never done it, just curious. Could be a (temporary) solution if someone is having the problem the OP stated.

 

I do this (switching links to the smaller silk knots) if I later decide to wear a sweater on top and don't want to switch shirts. It's invisible under the sweater cuffs and lets it fit neatly over the top of the shirt cuffs without stretching. Would never do it if it was visible.

post #24 of 49
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Originally Posted by handsolo View Post

I'm confused by your post. Hoi polloi is Greek but Jersey Shore is American.

 

 

Fixed that for you, compadre.

post #25 of 49
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Originally Posted by NewYorkBuck View Post

I can confirm I have eschewed FC shirts more of late because of the problems they pose w typing on a keyboard. Its not that they make typing impossible, just more difficult.
How are you doing it, typing that is? I'm typing this post with my FC shirt and links, and no problems. I've never had problems typing with FC shirts although I have heard of complaints from others. Someone's doing it wrong? shog[1].gif
post #26 of 49

I've never had an issue typing with FC shirts.

post #27 of 49
Well, I'm not wearing French cuffs today, but I did try typing with the barrel cuffs I am wearing. I can imagine that it would be even harder to type with French cuffs, given all that extra fabric and the links to boot, but I found typing with just the barrel cuffs next to impossible. I immediately went back to typing with my fingers.

Does anyone have an opinion regarding typing with trouser cuffs versus plain hems?
post #28 of 49
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Originally Posted by oldog/oldtrix View Post

Well, I'm not wearing French cuffs today, but I did try typing with the barrel cuffs I am wearing. I can imagine that it would be even harder to type with French cuffs, given all that extra fabric and the links to boot, but I found typing with just the barrel cuffs next to impossible. I immediately went back to typing with my fingers.
Does anyone have an opinion regarding typing with trouser cuffs versus plain hems?

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Use your shirt collar points. This causes your head to make a bobbing motion much like that of a chicken. It is very amusing for those around you.
post #29 of 49
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Originally Posted by oldog/oldtrix View Post

Well, I'm not wearing French cuffs today, but I did try typing with the barrel cuffs I am wearing. I can imagine that it would be even harder to type with French cuffs, given all that extra fabric and the links to boot, but I found typing with just the barrel cuffs next to impossible. I immediately went back to typing with my fingers.
Does anyone have an opinion regarding typing with trouser cuffs versus plain hems?

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post #30 of 49
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Originally Posted by NewYorkBuck View Post

I can confirm I have eschewed FC shirts more of late because of the problems they pose with typing on a keyboard. Its not that they make typing impossible, just more difficult.

Well , New York Buck, why not try the solution I suggested in my earlier post, that way you can still wear the French cuff shirts without the cufflinks getting in the way?
For me it works well. No need to ditch the FC Shirts.

Stuarts8
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