French cuff shirts with spread collar worn casually

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Galen129, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Me too.


    Same here


    To a point, but it's also a matter of how comfortable you are with breaking a 'rule' and pairing odd things together



    "Freedom cuffs", s'il vous plait.

    I wear them regularly, rolled-up or not, with jackets (silk knots) or not. That said, re: breaking rules, I'll wear them with slacks or jeans but not khakis - when you break a rule, you don't want to go half-way. FC + slacks looks like you left the jacket off, FC + jeans is deliberately breaking the rules, but FC + khaki treads the uncomfortable middle ground of either (1) didn't get the memo or (2) the neutered type of rebellion that hopes the parents don't get upset.
     
  2. TimelesStyle

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    Once again, I respectfully disagree, but I think it may have more to do with what I wear denim for as compared to others on the MC forum. I'm a jeans/dress shirt/sports coat guy in any business casual/nice restaurant/anything else not requiring a suit setting and have no problem wearing a double cuff shirt with that type of outfit. Granted, I'm not wearing faded Levi's and sneakers at the time, but they're still jeans and they still look just fine together.
     
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    ^^ Alright, nice post. I'm not saying it can't be made to look good, and what you're describing sounds fine. Without knowing how well or badly OP dresses though, I would be very hesitant to tell him to go for it.

    Here is a relevant recent quote from Vox:

    "I think that the rate of rules-adherence on StyFo is so low that it is an unlikely culprit in the high frequency of dull, weird, or disoriented looks and opinions here."

    I heartily agree. The WIWT threads do not give one confidence that people should be breaking 'the rules', and that's why I would recommend that OP follow them, and save his formal shirts for more formal outfits and occasions.
     
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    I don't mean to be rude but I strongly disagree with these suggestions. The second one is reasonably normal, if anachronistic, but random waistcoats in summer and exposed braces with skinny ties are best left to Pete Doherty. I think the average person on the street would do a confused double take if they passed someone wearing these combinations.
     
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  5. TimelesStyle

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    Yea, I could get behind 1 and 2 (w/o the hat) but 3 and 4 are nonstarters for me.
     
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    jones12 Well-Known Member

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    French cuffs shirt with spread collars is meant to be worn by itself and that what makes it stylish.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Welcome to StyleForvm.
     
  8. Thomas

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    what about trousers? :confused:
     
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    +1
     
  10. Spurious

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    Why cant you wear FCs with khakis (I assume this is meant to be chinos?)?

    I wear suits 5 times per week and dress in shirts + chinos on the weekends (often times wearing the shirt underneath a sweater) and wanted to start replacing all my regular cuff shirts with french cuff shirts. This no FC with chinos has me worrying now.
     
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    :brick:
     
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    Enjoy your shirts and don't be bugged down with silly rules. You need your individual and effortless style, not following zombie rules
     
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    Honestly, I'd be more worried about FC and sweaters, since I've never thought that looked right; you either have to have the entire cuff stick out or you get a huge lump. If you're going to do this, perhaps invest in some really flat links (I've even seen some that are essentially two buttons sewn together with thread in the middle that come with FC shirts) and fasten them as you would a button cuff to avoid this.
     
  14. Spurious

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    Not sure I understand what you are trying to say, but worrying might be the wrong word.


    Yeah, agree, it doesnt work with all cuff links and I will still have my regular cuff shirts. But looking forward, I prefer wearing double cuffed shirts.
     
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    I think he was trying to say that it's frustrating to him to see someone worry about wearing DC shirts with chinos since, in his mind (and mine, for that matter), it's perfectly acceptable.
     

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