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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Hilla, you ever had a bespoke shirt made? It seems this would be a great instance of "ask your tailor." FWIW I don't have any special cuff design on my shirts and they are neither too wide nor too narrow because they are measured for my wrist. Granted, I always add 0.5" to my left wrist for watch space, but that doesn't affect the basic barrel design.

 

I have not, I'm in the process of trying to figure out who I want to start with.  I thought I knew who I wanted but the minimum order prevented me from being able to try them (quoted me 6 and I scoffed, naturally).  So, you're right in your assumption that I'm kinda speaking with limited knowledge here.  With that being said, I do know what I like.

 

 

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Shirt cuffs are normally cut straight. To get the conical shape you need to cut them on a curve, which is why the stripes on the cuff in the OP's photo are wonky.

 
Thanks Jeffery - makes sense now.  I took an intro menswear construction class at FIT last year so I should have been able to figure this out myself but diagrams definitely help.  In your opinion, do you find this adds any practical value for those of us that like cuffs that hit at a certain point on your wrist but aren't suffocatingly tight?
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In your opinion, do you find this adds any practical value for those of us that like cuffs that hit at a certain point on your wrist but aren't suffocatingly tight?

I don't think so, but the best way to find out if you like it or not is to try it. It's just a cuff. You can have your shirt maker make an extra pair of cuffs cut straight so if the experiment is a failure you can swap the cuffs out.
post #18 of 20
FWIW jhilla, the shirtmaker we were talking about that does that for free. At least from my experience, I wanted to experiment on a collar, but wasn't sure what I would do if the experiment went bad. They said they'd try it out with the new collar, and if I didn't like it, they'd just make my old style and swap it out. Seemed like a safe bet, so I gave it a shot and the experiment worked out.

I'm sure they're not the only people who offer that, of course.
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FWIW jhilla, the shirtmaker we were talking about that does that for free. At least from my experience, I wanted to experiment on a collar, but wasn't sure what I would do if the experiment went bad. They said they'd try it out with the new collar, and if I didn't like it, they'd just make my old style and swap it out. Seemed like a safe bet, so I gave it a shot and the experiment worked out.

I'm sure they're not the only people who offer that, of course.

 

Thanks Derek, I appreciate that.  I think I'd be willing to give it a try then, just to convince myself whether or not it's a novelty.

post #20 of 20
I don't think there's a timeline on it either. They regularly replace old cuffs and collars on shirts they've produced with the same fabric from that run. So this would be the same, only you'd be doing it earlier than the usual ~few years timeline.

But like I said, I'm sure they're not the only ones who do it. I wouldn't be surprised if this were a regular service at any good operation.
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