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Anyone ever get a cuff hole widened so you could wear a silk knot?

Von Kaiser

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The cuff holes in my BB shirts are so small that I can't push the silk knots through without risking damage to them. Is it possible to widen the holes and restitch them? Or would that, in turn, make the holes too big for normal cufflinks?
 

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I have not had this done but it should be doable by any tailor as long as you have the space on the cuff to do it.
 

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Good possibility that the machine that stitches the holes and cuts the fabric in a single process simply didn't cut the hole large enough although the stitching is indeed large enough. Just take a pair of scissors and carefully cut the rest of the fabric. Just make sure you don't cut the stitching.

If I'm mistaken, my apologies.

One of my cufflinks will surely fit your shirt.
 

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I wouldn't wear silk knots even if you put a gun to my balls.
 

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Originally Posted by SuitMyself
I wouldn't wear silk knots even if you put a gun to my balls.

+1

Make you look like you just walked out of Charles Tyhrwitt.
 

Von Kaiser

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Originally Posted by Montauk
+1

Make you look like you just walked out of Charles Tyhrwitt.


Not everyone here can afford a dozen pairs of cufflinks.
 

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Originally Posted by SuitMyself
I wouldn't wear silk knots even if you put a gun to my balls.

Originally Posted by Montauk
+1

Make you look like you just walked out of Charles Tyhrwitt.


 

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You want to try and ease it in at first, and then it'll be progressively easier to slide in and out in subsequent times.
 

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Originally Posted by intent
You want to try and ease it in at first, and then it'll be progressively easier to slide in and out in subsequent times.

Kinda like dealing with a virgin!!
 

intent

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Originally Posted by ter1413
Kinda like dealing with a virgin!!
Subtlety. Learn the craft.
 

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Originally Posted by Von Kaiser
The cuff holes in my BB shirts are so small that I can't push the silk knots through without risking damage to them. Is it possible to widen the holes and restitch them? Or would that, in turn, make the holes too big for normal cufflinks?

Are you using the BB silk knots too? If so, either you have a defective shirt or you're being too careful. I use knots with my BB french cuff shirts all the time. They're supposed to fit through tightly.
 

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Originally Posted by Orgetorix
Are you using the BB silk knots too? If so, either you have a defective shirt or you're being too careful. I use knots with my BB french cuff shirts all the time. They're supposed to fit through tightly.

No, they're the ones that are always on eBay.
 

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