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Concern over the future of French cuff shirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by stuarts8, May 3, 2012.

  1. stuarts8

    stuarts8 Senior member

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    I was in a store this morning ,they told me they were not selling as many French cuff shirts now due to difficulties encountered when using a computer . I expressed the view to the sales clerk , that it would be a pity if French cuff shirts disappeared from sale Just because of this difficulty with the wearing of them while using a computer. I said that Personally I preferred French cuff shirts as compared to button cuff shirts.
    I explained that what I did to obviate the problem with French cuff shirts and the computers , I simply undid my cufflinks and folded back the cuffs twice and then I did not have this problem.
    I would be interested to know if this would be a factor for the sales of French cuff shirts to decline..
    I like wearing them and hope they do not disappear from the stores.
    Cheers
    Stuarts8
     
  2. bigtimebuck4

    bigtimebuck4 Senior member

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    I could be wrong (although that is a rare and wondrous occasion) but I suspect French cuff shirts were initially intended to be rolled back as you are describing. I know surgeon cuffs on suits selves were designed for this purpose.
     
  3. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    You are wrong I'm afraid. French Cuffs were originally removable.

    This is claim is stupid, The tips of your fingers are what rest on a keyboard, which for most men is about 10" from the end of the cuff. Unless you exclusively use the top line of a keyboard (Fkeys) the cuff shouldn't even present an issue.

    What store was this in? Might it simply be a lie that is better than "we don't sell enough to our customers"?
     
  4. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    I have no difficulties using my computer while wearing french cuffs. :bigstar:
     
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    msulinski Senior member

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    Well, this is a valid reason, if true. Most people wearing these types of shirts are probably using computers for the majority of their day.

    That said, I do not have any issues wearing a french-cuff shirt and using a computer.
     
  6. handsolo

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    Most people shouldn't wear French cuffs. Maybe if many stores stopped selling them then I wouldn't have to see them on bank tellers, law office interns, cheesy real estate wannabes, and so on. The worst part about the past decade's French-cuffs-to-the-masses movement has been the proliferation of totally shitty cufflinks. It used to be that cuffs were a rare and special thing. Let's go back.

    http://www.amazon.com/Harley-Davidson-Cufflinks-Cycles-Cuff-links/dp/B005EJAIB8
     
  7. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    When was this exactly? :confused:
     
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    meister Senior member

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    Good observation. That is what I do. The clunking of the cufflinks on the keyboard is annoying.
     
  9. bigtimebuck4

    bigtimebuck4 Senior member

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    Anyone ever roll their french cuffs under eachother so they are shaped like a barrel cuff and fasten them with a link? Never done it, just curious. Could be a (temporary) solution if someone is having the problem the OP stated.
     
  10. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    For similar reasons, the growing popularity of spaghetti and other heavily sauced dishes has led to the nearly complete replacement of the four-in-hand by the bowtie.

    Sad, really.
     
  11. handsolo

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    In the modern era I'd say cuffs were on the right arms up until the mid nineties or so. Of course that depends on where we're talking about. That's roughly the same time that too many kids who should have become plumber's apprentices started going to college. Perhaps your slanty smile emoticon is meant to convey your understanding that there was a time when there were only French cuffs? Do you disagree that the hoi polloi have recently taken to cuffs and links with a new and special gusto?

    As someone who has been to a TJ Max in the past month let me tell you that the only thing worse than a cheap dress shirt is a cheap dress shirt with French cuffs and shitty links.
     
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    F. Corbera Senior member

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    I just asked Siri about the alarming problem posed in this thread, and her reply was, "What primitive f*ck still uses a keyboard?"

    She sounded really cute saying this.
     
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    i don' t haVe a ny probnlem typ-ing 8usaing F renvh cuffz.
     
  14. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Thanks for clearing this up. I suppose I need to pay more attention to the hoi polloi. Is Jersey Shore a good starting point?
     
  15. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    God, I hate you plebs.
     

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