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Gone With The Wind

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kent Wang, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Kent Wang

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    The clothes in this film are pretty wild. It seems like the Civil War and Wild West eras were the last periods in the US when there was a tremendous variety in menswear. After that, it was all just morning coats, dinner jacket, lounge suits, etc.

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    I like these cuff links, which inspired me to make my own pearl cuff links. But it's interesting that the cuffs are worn like a barrel cuff. Was that common?
     
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    Not at all unusual.

    I just took a look at your cufflink page for the first time - very tasteful - good work!
     
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    +1 - any plans to offer full stud sets?

    Incidentally, I just commissioned my first evening shirt an decided to get single cuffs...eager to see how it works out.
     
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    I wonder if you would wear double-sided or single-sided cuff links with the barrel cuff, since the inside would not be seen. If there was a prominent protrusion it may wear uncomfortably against your wrist.
    I do have black onyx / mother of pearl studs.
     
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    Those aren't barrel cuffs. They're single link cuffs.

    Imagine you unfolded your French cuffs and then cut the top half off and then wore them with a cufflink.

    This dude knows what I'm talking about--
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    I don't know when single-sided / toggle cufflinks were invented but I'm guessing it was well after this type of cuff was replaced by today's French / double cuffs.
     
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    Thanks Kent - somehow I missed those. I will put in an order.
     
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    This thread is racist.
     
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    Rhett is wearing the cuffs barrel style, as opposed to the traditional link style. I believe the cuff has to be cut differently to accommodate this, or else it will overlap oddly—just try it with a French cuff shirt you have in your closet.

    It's curious that RFK is wearing single link cuffs, since I believe they're more formal, as in strictly with dinner jacket, not with a lounge suit.
     

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