French Cuff

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  1. Kent Wang

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    Then when you get really old you can wear whatever you want!
     


  2. luk-cha

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    Then when you get really old you can wear whatever you want!
    unless you are a geography teacher[​IMG] !
     


  3. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    Works for me, maybe not for everyone.

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    Dump the left look, go with the right with some ankle boots.
    And I think I could take you in a fight[​IMG]

    just teasing
     


  4. whoopee

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    I don't really like closed cuffs without something over it (cardigan, sport coat, suit coat, 3/4 coat), but I have no problem with them being worn without french cuffs or even ties. It works on a case by case basis.
     


  5. Kent Wang

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    And I think I could take you in a fight[​IMG] just teasing
    Your Brazilian jiujitsu is no match for my kung fu.
     


  6. epa

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    sometimes when I go dancing I'll wear a french cuff shirt with no tie or jacket with casual pants. sometimes even gets a compliment
    My problem is that most of my "good" shirts I bought for work, where I always wear a tie and suit/sportscoat. Allmost all of these shirts have French cuffs. Where I go dancing (mainly tango), the atmosphere is far more casual than at work, so I feel odd wearing a suit or even a sports jacket, or a tie. And I cannot stand wearing a shirt with French cuffs and metal cufflinks without a tie and suit (or, at least, a sportscoat). I did not know that there were rules about it, I just felt that it looked strange. I understand that this time, my feelings appear to be in line with the rules. Unfortunately, this means that I cannot use my favourite shirts when I go dancing.
     


  7. Swededude

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    I wear french cuff shirts with everything; suits, sports coats, sweaters, cardigans and I think it looks good. But I wouldn't wear a shirt without anything over it at all, and certainly not with a tie. Don't know and don't care what the rules say about my decisions and tastes, but of course I would if I were to be in a more formal/conservative environment. If you like it, go for it, unless there is a dress code where you are going to wear it which doesn't allow it.
     


  8. Claudio

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    [​IMG]
    Standard (french cuff) dress shirts do not look good without jacket; however, if they have character, then they can be worn without something over them - the above slim fit shirt is a good example: shirt, french cuffs, beige trousers, burgundy (or black) loafers.

    Shirt & tie and no jacket - no no [​IMG]
     


  9. Soph

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    Your Brazilian jiujitsu is no match for my kung fu.

    - [​IMG]
    You dare challenge me?!?!
    I can act better than Steve Seagal
    And you can take that to the bank
    the blood bank[​IMG]
     


  10. Stu

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    [​IMG]
    Standard (french cuff) dress shirts do not look good without jacket; however, if they have character, then they can be worn without something over them - the above slim fit shirt is a good example: shirt, french cuffs, beige trousers, burgundy (or black) loafers.

    Shirt & tie and no jacket - no no [​IMG]



    What is that? Attolini? Barba? Beautiful shirt.
     


  11. jml90

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    a caveat: the older you get, the more the rules become less flexible.
    I think the oppostie at least once your 60 I think you can break most rules
     


  12. acidboy

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    I think the oppostie at least once your 60 I think you can break most rules

    when i posted that caveat, i was specifically thinking about 61 year old a&f ceo mike jeffries

    [​IMG]
     


  13. Soph

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    when i posted that caveat, i was specifically thinking about 61 year old a&f ceo mike jeffries

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    That guy is so wierd
     


  14. royal618

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    a caveat: the older you get, the more the rules become less flexible.

    By the pictures, I've got a decade on Kent. But... that's fair to an extent. [​IMG]
     


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    when i posted that caveat, i was specifically thinking about 61 year old a&f ceo mike jeffries

    [​IMG]

    He looks really repulsive; very grotesque.
     


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