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post #16 of 43
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Originally Posted by doughboysc View Post

The Brits call French-Cuffs 'Double Cuffs'.

I'm surprised they haven't been renamed "Freedom Cuffs" in the US

post #17 of 43
You can blame this 'Freedom Fries' thing on Bush43. LOL! wink.gif
post #18 of 43
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

 

No...

These single cuffs were just worn with suits and were not formal as I recall. But I guess some 20 something knows better. After all the kids always (think) they know more than the adultslol8[1].gif

post #19 of 43
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These single cuffs were just worn with suits and were not formal as I recall. But I guess some 20 something knows better. After all the kids always (think) they know more than the adultslol8%5B1%5D.gif

They are required for proper white tie, but whatever. I'm 30 BTW plain.gif         

post #20 of 43
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They are required for proper white tie, but whatever. I'm 30 BTW plain.gif         

OK so you're still a kid. How many formal functions have you attended? Howold were you when you wore you first dinner jacket?

post #21 of 43
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Originally Posted by Snedley View Post

OK so you're still a kid. How many formal functions have you attended? Howold were you when you wore you first dinner jacket?

 

Why on Earth do I need to tell anything about my life in a web forum?

 

My grandfather taught me how to do white tie and he did wear it often. That's more than enough. And yes he was old. 

 

And what does a dinner jacket have to do with white tie? Do you wear a dinner jacket instead of an evening tailcoat with white tie? If so, I really don't care how old you are...


Edited by RDiaz - 6/28/12 at 10:16am
post #22 of 43
http://www.blacktieguide.com/White_Tie/White_Tie_Shirt.htm

Cuffs

This most formal style of shirt takes stiff barrel cuffs (single cuffs in UK) which are intended to extend further beyond the coat sleeve than do the softer French-style double cuffs worn with a dinner jacket. Although they are not folded back, these cuffs are still fastened with links instead of buttons. They are made of plain linen or cotton or they can be in piqué to match the shirt’s bosom.
post #23 of 43
Thread Starter 
Where can I get one of these shirts in the US?

Do they make them in non-iron?

Many thanks.
post #24 of 43
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Originally Posted by Snedley View Post

OK so you're still a kid. How many formal functions have you attended? Howold were you when you wore you first dinner jacket?

Wow, condescending much? Speaking of JFK, he was 30 when he entered Congress. What have you done?
post #25 of 43
You'd probably be best off getting one custom made. Don't get a non-iron shirt, the fabrics look and feel terrible IMHO. If you can find a good custom shirt maker willing to make you a shirt like this, they'll probably do everything they can to persuade you not to use non-iron fabric.
post #26 of 43
Thread Starter 
The main issue is that on my salary I don't think I can afford a custom shirt. I am only able to spend up to $55
post #27 of 43
You can get some MTM shirts online for pretty cheap, maybe less than $55. Not sure how much they'd charge for a cuff like that though. Try ModernTailor or Cottonworks or something.
post #28 of 43
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

http://www.blacktieguide.com/White_Tie/White_Tie_Shirt.htm
Cuffs

This most formal style of shirt takes stiff barrel cuffs (single cuffs in UK) which are intended to extend further beyond the coat sleeve than do the softer French-style double cuffs worn with a dinner jacket. Although they are not folded back, these cuffs are still fastened with links instead of buttons. They are made of plain linen or cotton or they can be in piqué to match the shirt’s bosom.

Thank you for this post.
post #29 of 43
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Originally Posted by doughboysc View Post

The Kennedys were style icons despite bad luck with tragedies.

Interesting point. Not sure if anybody ever has good luck with tragedies.
post #30 of 43
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

FAIL
That ain't JFK dude facepalm.gif
RFK

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