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cufflinks with shirts that use a button cuff

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by randomtw, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. randomtw

    randomtw Senior member

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    Would you just remove the buttons in order to use cufflinks?
     
  2. TCN

    TCN Senior member

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    No, you would use the button that's there and buy a different shirt with cuffs that accept cufflinks.
     
  3. danyllau

    danyllau Senior member

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    no.

    I would wear a french cuff and do it barrel-style...
     
  4. polar-lemon

    polar-lemon Senior member

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    How can you have almost 300 posts over 2 years, and ask such a question?
     
  5. dk123

    dk123 Senior member

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    I suggest an x-acto knife.
     
  6. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    As usual, Seinfeld has much to teach us.

    JERRY: Nice cuff links, by the way.
    GEORGE: (Pointing to them) Office Christmas gift. I tell you, this Human Fund is a gold mine!
    JERRY: That's not a french cuff shirt, you know.
    GEORGE: I know. I cut the button off and poked a hole with a letter opener.
    JERRY: Oh, that's classy.
     
  7. RichmondStyle

    RichmondStyle Senior member

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    How can you have almost 300 posts over 2 years, and ask such a question?

    My thoughts exactly. Does the OP care to respond? [​IMG]
     
  8. TCN

    TCN Senior member

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    Looks like he's a streetwear guy, perhaps he deserves some slack? Bwahahahahahahahaha, just kidding! No really . . .
     
  9. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    I have one shirt that I got second-hand that has both a button and a button hole on the same side of the cuff, so you could use the button or insert a cufflink next to the button.

    That gives you a links cuff, but the problem is that the shirt pattern is so loud (a heavy red and blue tattersall), that there is no cufflink that I would use with it. It's too casual in appearance.
     
  10. Cid

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    Is it an Eric Glennie (pending patent)?
     
  11. JayJay

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    As usual, Seinfeld has much to teach us.

    JERRY: Nice cuff links, by the way.
    GEORGE: (Pointing to them) Office Christmas gift. I tell you, this Human Fund is a gold mine!
    JERRY: That's not a french cuff shirt, you know.
    GEORGE: I know. I cut the button off and poked a hole with a letter opener.
    JERRY: Oh, that's classy.

    A good lesson.
     
  12. Brennan Huff

    Brennan Huff Senior member

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    As usual, Seinfeld has much to teach us.

    JERRY: Nice cuff links, by the way.
    GEORGE: (Pointing to them) Office Christmas gift. I tell you, this Human Fund is a gold mine!
    JERRY: That's not a french cuff shirt, you know.
    GEORGE: I know. I cut the button off and poked a hole with a letter opener.
    JERRY: Oh, that's classy.


    hahaha life lessons from Seinfeld.
     
  13. PandArts

    PandArts Senior member

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    I have a shirt from Marks&Sparks that has cuffs like that but the buttons got in the way of the toggle of my links so I just use the buttons...after as people have said above...if I want to ware cuff links I'll just wear a shirt with french cuffs.
     
  14. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    Theres no shame in a normal button cuff. It's not less classy, or less luxurious. In fact usually its more classy or preferable for a variety of reasons. Just wear it proudly
     
  15. Recoil

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    As usual, Seinfeld has much to teach us.

    JERRY: Nice cuff links, by the way.
    GEORGE: (Pointing to them) Office Christmas gift. I tell you, this Human Fund is a gold mine!
    JERRY: That's not a french cuff shirt, you know.
    GEORGE: I know. I cut the button off and poked a hole with a letter opener.
    JERRY: Oh, that's classy.


    You beat me to it. This is exactly what I thought of right away.
     
  16. machine11

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    Button covers do exist [​IMG] Then again, might as well buy a french cuff shirt! lol
     
  17. EuropeanInterloper Redux

    EuropeanInterloper Redux Well-Known Member

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    Ahem.
    Several major shirtmakers (off the top of my head, Eton) have started to produce shirts which button and take a cufflink. They are italian cuffs, not french, so they do not resemble a french cuff-- but to be honest no one really notices.

    Furthermore, I think that it was fairly bad form for everyone here to imply that using a cufflink with an italian cuff was somehow declasse. There are no rules in fashion, only laws-- and laws are subject to interpretation. Perhaps, someone could have given this some more thought instead of just implying that the question was unintelligent.

    To answer your question; go to a tailor and have him remove the button and sew in another button hole where the cuff was. Do not make it a barrel cuff; wear it "flat" like you would a french cuff. Most people will not notice, and there is something to be said for having less fabric around your wrists (hence T&A using very thin fabric on their cuffs).

    JMO,

    EIx2
     
  18. Roikins

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    To answer your question; go to a tailor and have him remove the button and sew in another button hole where the cuff was. Do not make it a barrel cuff; wear it "flat" like you would a french cuff. Most people will not notice, and there is something to be said for having less fabric around your wrists (hence T&A using very thin fabric on their cuffs).

    JMO,

    EIx2



    In other words, turn it into a single cuff shirt. I'm actually starting to prefer single cuffed shirts over double cuffs and have had a few of my most recent MTM shirt purchases with single cuffs.
     
  19. base615

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    Every button cuff shirt I own also has a hole on the button side. I personally wear a french cuff shirt with a suit and a button cuff other times so I've never tried to use it this way but I reckon if people didn't do it, the hole wouldn't be there.
     
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