Conical Cuffs on bespoke shirts - who's tried this?

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  1. jhilla

    jhilla Senior member

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    I have not, I'm in the process of trying to figure out who I want to start with. I thought I knew who I wanted but the minimum order prevented me from being able to try them (quoted me 6 and I scoffed, naturally). So, you're right in your assumption that I'm kinda speaking with limited knowledge here. With that being said, I do know what I like.


     
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    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't think so, but the best way to find out if you like it or not is to try it. It's just a cuff. You can have your shirt maker make an extra pair of cuffs cut straight so if the experiment is a failure you can swap the cuffs out.
     


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    dieworkwear Senior member

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    FWIW jhilla, the shirtmaker we were talking about that does that for free. At least from my experience, I wanted to experiment on a collar, but wasn't sure what I would do if the experiment went bad. They said they'd try it out with the new collar, and if I didn't like it, they'd just make my old style and swap it out. Seemed like a safe bet, so I gave it a shot and the experiment worked out.

    I'm sure they're not the only people who offer that, of course.
     


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    Thanks Derek, I appreciate that. I think I'd be willing to give it a try then, just to convince myself whether or not it's a novelty.
     


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    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I don't think there's a timeline on it either. They regularly replace old cuffs and collars on shirts they've produced with the same fabric from that run. So this would be the same, only you'd be doing it earlier than the usual ~few years timeline.

    But like I said, I'm sure they're not the only ones who do it. I wouldn't be surprised if this were a regular service at any good operation.
     


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