Of my non-french cuff shirts, I have gone exclusively with double button cuffs (2 Â½" length) from Jantzen. You know, the kind where you must button both buttons on the cuff. Well, today I experimented with another way of fastening these cuffs. I button the higher button and leave the button closest to my hand undone. Because I have 2 buttons to cover only 2 Â½" of cuff, it actually is only slightly different than having a single button cuff. I found today that by fastening it this way, the cuff stays secure on my wrist and the end sort of "trumpets" over the base of the thumb bone. But it does this is a way that is more natural than if you had a single button cuff (instead of the cuff sort of "bending" into the trumpet shape, it sort of "pivots" on the button that is fastened). This method results in perfect cuff length showing from under the jacket sleeve and also is very comfortable. In addition, I think it is a little bit of a fashion statement - sort of like leaving one jacket sleeve unbuttoned (but less pretentious). Am I an idiot for considering adopting this fastening method as my own?
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11/1/04 at 3:02pm