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Convertible cuffs

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gregory, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. gregory

    gregory Senior member

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    Feb 6, 2004
    Hi all,

    I just placed my order for five more new Jantzen shirts in a variety of patterns and collars (British, Italian, wide-spread), all french cuffs.

    I'm trying to hold back myself from placing even more today. :) But while I was looking at the order form, I notice that they offered 'convertible cuffs' which are single cuffs that can take the buttons sewn or cufflinks. What are your thoughts on convertible cuffs?

    Also, what are your thoughts on the British vs Italian vs wide-spread collars?

    Thanks for your opinions.

  2. stuarts8

    stuarts8 Senior member

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    Jan 8, 2004
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Hi Gregory. I used to always wear them when there was a time when French cuff shirts werent so freely available here in New Zealand. I usually wore them with Cufflinks although on the odd day I would do up the buttons instead.
    I do not have any now as I have all French cuffs instead.
    They are OK and do give you the option.
    But I prefer the look of the French cuffs.
    you could perhaps have a couple in your shirt collection to give you that option.

  3. Classic

    Classic Senior member

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    Jan 28, 2004
    Had such a shirt given to me free ( or included in the price) when I purchased a suit a couple of years ago. For some strange reason, the right cuff would never sit right when ever I wore cuff links. Although I still have the shirt, I just do the buttons the infrequent times I wear the shirt now.
    As per prior posts, I prefer french cuffs.
    Regarding collars, if solid white, I prefer tab collar with french cuffs. But with colored shirts, prefer spread collars and french cuffs both of which are contrasting white.

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