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French cuffs without cuff links?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dumadiscount, May 19, 2005.

  1. dumadiscount

    dumadiscount Well-Known Member

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    Evening casual setting, french cuff shirt, no tie, blazer.

    Is it ok to wear a French cuff shirt without cufflinks?
     


  2. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    It sort of requires a modicum of personal style - aka - Brad Pitt in Oceans 11.

    If you can pull it off, all the more power to you.
     


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    How does it look? You fold it with putting the cuff links or you just let it hang out?
     


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    dumadiscount Well-Known Member

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    medwards Senior Member Dubiously Honored

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    Would you walk around with a long sleeve shirt unbuttoned and the sleeves not rolled up? If not, then you shouldn't do it with double cuffs either. It would be a fairly artless affectation or a sign of severe forgetfulness.
     


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    Returning from Montreal several years ago after the Grand Prix I was in the airport at the same time as the Ferrari F1 team. They were wearing gray trousers (brown shoes that more or less matched their leather carryalls), blue blazers and white shirts - double cuffs with no links. I think they had them folded up over the blazer sleeve - ie the double came up the outside of the sleeve, covering the sleeve buttons. I say "I think" because I recall seeing a lot of white, but it wasn't covering their hands.

    They could get away with it. Not sure I could, or that I'd want to try.
     


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    dumadiscount Well-Known Member

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    i was going to wear them uncuffed completely under the sleave of the blazer, but now i think ill just wear links. [​IMG]
     


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    What's the point? If you wear them folded inside the sleeve of the balzer then links or no links will not make that big of a difference.
     


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    I saw Henri Bernard Levy wear them unbuttoned under a sport coat on Charlie Rose last month... they looked good, but you definitely need a certain style to pull it off (maybe being French helps [​IMG])
     


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    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    I second the motion.

    Jon.
     


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    It looks like one is trying too hard. It's an awful look.

    No.
     


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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO .

    Well, as mentionned, unless you're Brad Pitt.

    Another look for you to peruse : Keep them folded, with one half folded OVER your blazer's sleeves, no cufflink and for added classiness, leave 2-3 of your blazer sleeves buttons unbuttoned.

    .luc
     


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    He has something against closures in general, not just the cuffs.
     


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