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French cuff as a barrell?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by amirrorcrackd, May 10, 2005.

  1. amirrorcrackd

    amirrorcrackd Senior member

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    Is there any wrongdoing in wearing a french cuffed shirt as a barrell cuff? By this I mean putting the cufflink through both sides of the cuff to form a cirle, as opposed to a teardrop.

    Thanks,

    Dan
     
  2. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I believe that look has been done before in the early 20th century.
     
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    imageWIS Senior member

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    I've done this in the past to wear FC shirts under sweaters, long sleeve Polo shirts / sweaters and cardigans.

    Jon.
     
  4. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    It would look wrong.

    Reminds me of Seinfeld:


    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.
     
  5. alchimiste

    alchimiste Senior member

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    I am trying this right now... I think you need cuff links that are quite tight (silk knots should be fine). The cuff links I am wearing today don't do the trick (link is too long).

    Mathieu
     
  6. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    i will not *totally* work, only because the placket is turned on a french cuff, so you'll get a wierd foldover when you do the links barrel-style. (not that it matters much.)

    on a related note, today i wore a RL 'Merton' shirt, which has a french-style cuff, but without the turnback. also, no horsie.
     
  7. amirrorcrackd

    amirrorcrackd Senior member

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    The placket wasn't turned on my shirt. I tried (the cuffs are too large, and this makes them slightly smaller). I think it worked. I may make it a habit.

    Dan
     
  8. Horace

    Horace Senior member

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    I've had this sort of cuff on Brooks formal shirts. I don't see them in shops anymore, but necessary when worn worn with white-tie.
     

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