Concern over the future of French cuff shirts

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

  1. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    I very strongly suspect the person who told you this was mistaken.

    I can believe that the number of French cuff shirts sold has declined, but I'd attribute that more to the increasing popularity of more casual dress (in both business and social contexts) over the past couple of decades. French cuff shirts were a more reasonable purchase when, say, a man was expected to wear a suit to the office 5 days per week, than they are when that same man is expected to dress in business casual fashion. Since many men who would consider wearing French cuffs with a suit, would not care to wear them with chinos or jeans.

    Now, having long fingernails can make it more awkward to use a keyboard. Yet the number of nail salons in the US has increased dramatically from what it was 20 years ago. Go figure.
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    I'm confused by your post. Hoi polloi is Greek but Jersey Shore is Italian.
     
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    Yes, once, before I understood how they were supposed to work. I've not posted to WAYWT since that debacle.



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    That is probably one of the oddest things I've ever heard.
     
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    I can confirm I have eschewed FC shirts more of late because of the problems they pose w typing on a keyboard. Its not that they make typing impossible, just more difficult.
     
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    Holdfast Senior member

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    This.

    I do this (switching links to the smaller silk knots) if I later decide to wear a sweater on top and don't want to switch shirts. It's invisible under the sweater cuffs and lets it fit neatly over the top of the shirt cuffs without stretching. Would never do it if it was visible.
     
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    Fixed that for you, compadre.
     
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    How are you doing it, typing that is? I'm typing this post with my FC shirt and links, and no problems. I've never had problems typing with FC shirts although I have heard of complaints from others. Someone's doing it wrong? :embar:
     
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    I've never had an issue typing with FC shirts.
     
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    oldog/oldtrix Senior member

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    Well, I'm not wearing French cuffs today, but I did try typing with the barrel cuffs I am wearing. I can imagine that it would be even harder to type with French cuffs, given all that extra fabric and the links to boot, but I found typing with just the barrel cuffs next to impossible. I immediately went back to typing with my fingers.

    Does anyone have an opinion regarding typing with trouser cuffs versus plain hems?
     
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    :crackup:

    Use your shirt collar points. This causes your head to make a bobbing motion much like that of a chicken. It is very amusing for those around you.
     
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    Well , New York Buck, why not try the solution I suggested in my earlier post, that way you can still wear the French cuff shirts without the cufflinks getting in the way?
    For me it works well. No need to ditch the FC Shirts.

    Stuarts8
     

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