French Cuffs

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  1. rs232

    rs232 Senior member

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    Common in most places with historical ties to the UK. Agree that there is too much cuff sensitivity in North America.
     


  2. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    I am wearing a FC shirt today with no jacket or tie. I dressed it down a little by wearing tennis racquet cufflinks. I wouldn't wear these with a suit, so at least I get a chance to wear them.
     


  3. Elegantly Wasted

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    Certainly, cufflinks can intimidate humans:

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  4. GBR

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    What nonsense - do you all have to wear the same cheap company issue uniform to vaoid upsetting them?
     


  5. dufferin1

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    These are much better.
    Thankfully not. However if you try to do anything that one of the airports should be doing they will file a grievance with the union against you. For example my boss moved a garbage can a couple feet (when she was new) and the janitor filed a grievance against her.

    Welcome to Canada.
     


  6. aj555

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    I love FC's, but your 100% right. It's very disappointing sometimes to live in the US for this reason.
     


  7. Alphataru

    Alphataru Senior member

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  8. Alphataru

    Alphataru Senior member

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    Wear whatever you want, bro. People in the UK think wearing brogues are casual, and ocbd with a suit is sacrilege. (They'd die if they ever meet Thom Browne) fashion rules are generally a guide for people who have no fashion sense, thus, need a set of rules to follow. I personally never match my belt with my shoes. Fuck what fashion nazis think, wear whatever looks good on you that gives you confidence.
     
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  9. Layered Player

    Layered Player Senior member

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    Idiotic is more like it. If one can be offended by a shirt part then one has far larger issues than clothing choices.

    It's symptomatic of the whole "self esteem" movement that started when my (Boomer) generation began having kids.

    I wear French cuffs all the time, jacket or no. Fuck em if they can't take a joke!
     


  10. dapperdoctor

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    I've been wearing French Cuffs with silver links to the office lately with no jacket or tie. I wear slacks and nice AE shoes and it seems fine. I think the jacket and tie rules are traditional, but if you like wearing the french cuffs without them you should definitely go for it. I really don't think most people notice anyway.
     


  11. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    I never wear French cuffs in summer beacause the cuffs get too grimy from my sweaty carcass.
     
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  12. Mariooo

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    in mainland europe too
     


  13. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    I wear French cuff shirts even at weekends.

    I never like barrel cuffs because they never roll up properly.

    In C. Europe, I had thought barrel cuffs are the norm because they actually have some well designed ones
     


  14. jcb9

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    Try using this method for barrel cuffs, as found here on Effortless Gent http://www.effortlessgent.com/how-to-roll-up-shirt-sleeves-effectively/. Makes a nice, uniform roll at the elbow that never falls down.
     


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    where
     


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