Answers to Todays Questions: 1] Proper fit of a French Cuff 2] What is an "Italian Collar"
I cannot locate any close-up photo strictly showing how a French cuff should fit. The three photos here all show properly fitting cuffs. Also, to the doubting Mantons & JCuseys of the world, please note that in every case the arms shown are either bent - in some cases as much as 90Âº and in one case about 150Âº. Yet the cuffs remain properly showing. In the instances of all six arms, I can attest to the fact that every cuff hangs to the proper distance above the fingers when the arms are straight. There is absolutely no additional fabric present which would permit the sleeve to hang down to the palm if the cuff were unlinked. Sorry about the tacky photos - they are all I have relating to this subject.
This is a really bad photo of a traditionally termed "Italian Collar". I shall try to shoot a better one on a mannequin when I finish the one I shall be making tomorrow in Royal Blue Irish Summer Linen.