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The clothes in this film are pretty wild. It seems like the Civil War and Wild West eras were the last periods in the US when there was a tremendous variety in menswear. After that, it was all just morning coats, dinner jacket, lounge suits, etc.
 

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I like these cuff links, which inspired me to make my own pearl cuff links. But it's interesting that the cuffs are worn like a barrel cuff. Was that common?

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Very nice.
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The clothes in this film are pretty wild. It seems like the Civil War and Wild West eras were the last periods in the US when there was a tremendous variety in menswear. After that, it was all just morning coats, dinner jacket, lounge suits, etc.
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I like these cuff links, which inspired me to make my own pearl cuff links. But it's interesting that the cuffs are worn like a barrel cuff. Was that common?

Not at all unusual.

I just took a look at your cufflink page for the first time - very tasteful - good work!
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Not at all unusual.
I just took a look at your cufflink page for the first time - very tasteful - good work!

+1 - any plans to offer full stud sets?

Incidentally, I just commissioned my first evening shirt an decided to get single cuffs...eager to see how it works out.
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I wonder if you would wear double-sided or single-sided cuff links with the barrel cuff, since the inside would not be seen. If there was a prominent protrusion it may wear uncomfortably against your wrist. 

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+1 - any plans to offer full stud sets?
Incidentally, I just commissioned my first evening shirt an decided to get single cuffs...eager to see how it works out.

I do have black onyx / mother of pearl studs.

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I wonder if you would wear double-sided or single-sided cuff links with the barrel cuff, since the inside would not be seen. If there was a prominent protrusion it may wear uncomfortably against your wrist. 

Those aren't barrel cuffs. They're single link cuffs.

Imagine you unfolded your French cuffs and then cut the top half off and then wore them with a cufflink.

This dude knows what I'm talking about--
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I don't know when single-sided / toggle cufflinks were invented but I'm guessing it was well after this type of cuff was replaced by today's French / double cuffs.
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Thanks Kent - somehow I missed those. I will put in an order.
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This thread is racist.

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Rhett is wearing the cuffs barrel style, as opposed to the traditional link style. I believe the cuff has to be cut differently to accommodate this, or else it will overlap oddly—just try it with a French cuff shirt you have in your closet.

 

It's curious that RFK is wearing single link cuffs, since I believe they're more formal, as in strictly with dinner jacket, not with a lounge suit.

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