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post #31 of 59
Thanks for the above comment
post #32 of 59

if you want to add some style in your suit, wear french cuffs.

post #33 of 59
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Originally Posted by addedfuel View Post

Visually,  a jacket provides a balance as the jacket's collar and shoulder help balance the complicated and weighty looks of french cuffs. 

I have the same reservations about FCs and the imbalanced aesthetic when wearing it without a jacket.
post #34 of 59

I do have shirts w/ French cuffs but I rarely wear them, just for those rare occasions like going to lunch or dinner and I want to leave the suit jacket.

post #35 of 59
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Originally Posted by jsanders65 View Post

I do have shirts w/ French cuffs but I rarely wear them, just for those rare occasions like going to lunch or dinner and I want to leave the suit jacket.

I'm confused, do you mean you wear the french cuffs when you leave your suit jacket ON, or do you mean you wear french cuffs when you want to leave your suit jacket behind (i.e., you wear french cuffs without a jacket)?
post #36 of 59

I have been avoiding wearing mine lately as well, mainly because I ended up in an office environment that is business casual (no jacket or tie) through the summer. It will revert back to business formal after Labor Day, so I will start wearing them again with suits.

 

I have hence altered my purchasing habits to favor standard cuffs, especially for any shirts with a hint of color (other than blue) or with bold pattern, such that I would probably wear them without a jacket.

post #37 of 59

I think it's fine even you don't have a suit jacket... i am working in a mix formal-casual environment and people sometimes wear suits with FC or button cuffs, sometimes they just wear FC without any tie and jacket.

post #38 of 59
I absolutely love french cuffs but I only wear them with a suit and tie.

Unfortunately, I wear suits nearly everyday but mostly without ties so I do not get to wear my cuff links as much as I want to.

I tend to think french cuff or cuff links are more formal and to me, it seems kinda off when not paired with a full ensemble.
post #39 of 59

If you really want to make them more casual for everyday use, an option is the use the silk knot cuff links.  I just picked up 20 pairs on e-bay for like $15.  Now I am covered for just about every color I need and I don;t always have to wear flashy links. 

post #40 of 59
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Originally Posted by billsayers View Post

I absolutely love french cuffs but I only wear them with a suit and tie.
Unfortunately, I wear suits nearly everyday but mostly without ties so I do not get to wear my cuff links as much as I want to.
I tend to think french cuff or cuff links are more formal and to me, it seems kinda off when not paired with a full ensemble.

You are complaining about this? Most people on this forum would love to have this "problem."

post #41 of 59
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Originally Posted by jcb9 View Post

Try using this method for barrel cuffs, as found here on Effortless Gent http://www.effortlessgent.com/how-to-roll-up-shirt-sleeves-effectively/.  Makes a nice, uniform roll at the elbow that never falls down.

nice, ill try this next time
post #42 of 59
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Wear them with a suit.

+1
post #43 of 59
I wear FC whenever I'm in a suit and tie, but not with odd jackets or sport coats.
post #44 of 59
If you are wearing the FC shirt with a tie then you should have a jacket too. I think a shirt/tie combo without a jacket looks like high school prom.
post #45 of 59
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

You are complaining about this? Most people on this forum would love to have this "problem."

I could see how my statement was misunderstood. I like the fact I am wearing suits but it is unfortunate I do not get to wear ties as often as I do.

Up until a few years ago, the dress code at work was business formal but has since gone to business casual...I have been disgruntled ever since smile.gif
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