Extra fabric

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    alchimiste Senior member

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    Why do many shirts seem to have too much fabric on the back of the collar or the inside of French cuffs? I guess it is easier to have too much fabric rather than the exact dimension. So is this just lazziness or does it serve a purpose?

    Mathieu
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    If you mean the fabric that can be seen between the outer layers of the cuff, that can be used to lengthen the cuff slightly (perhaps to compensate for shrinkage at some point, though it is much better to do it when new, or for the one slightly longer arm). If you're talking about something else, I don't know what it is.
     


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    There are two layers or fabric (with some interlining in between). One layer (the hidden one when collar/cuffs are folded) is made with a bit more fabric.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Oh, okay. I'm sure there's a reason for it because even (reasonably) good shirts have it. One thing could be that the interlining side shrinks differently from the loose side, thus causing that over time. Although I'm sure I've noticed it on new shirts.
     


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    I've definitly seen this on brand new shirts.
     


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