Contrasting collar/cuff shirts

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  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    I'm thinking about ordering my first shirt with contrasting white collar and cuffs. BUT, I'm in a french cuff moratorium. Is it "wrong" to use contrasting barrel cuffs? Do you wear these? I'm hesitant because it makes the shirt less useful as I think they look odd worn casually.
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Yes. Contrast collar shirts take matching white double or link or self double or link cuffs only.
     
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    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Then you need to get some casual cufflinks.
     
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    chorse123 Senior member

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    Maybe, but even with silk knots I still think the combination (french cuffs sans jacket) prompts the question "where's your jacket" in the same way simply a shirt and tie do.
     
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    Er, sorry about that. It didn't turn up when I did a search for some reason. (This response to being caught posting a repetitive topic henceforth known as Blame the J) [​IMG]
     
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    Opinions on the appropriateness (or lack thereof) in considering contrasting collar/cuffs in colors other than white?
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Bad. Ugly. "Naff."
     
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    I would, at least, specify a two or three button cuffs - just to make it a bit more sporty.

    If done right, it can look cool but perhaps not classical if that's your thing.

    I'm lusting after a contrast cuff/collar shirt to wear untucked but there are a lot of shirts in line before I'll make that happen.

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