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How do I get rid of "polygonal" french cuffs?

Cayne-Abel

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I'm sure most of you know what I'm talking about. Rather than having a smooth edge, the cuffs have a "polygonal" edge...kinda like when you zoom in on a video-game character's clothing and realize that the round surfaces are actually made of flat, faceted edges. Any idea why this happens, and how I can get rid of it?
 

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Flicks??
 

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This happens because the shirtmaker sampled the cuff pattern at too low a frequency. To fix, ask for a tailor to anti-alias your cuffs. In the future, ask the shirtmaker to either increase their sampling frequency. I'm sure they'll know what you're talking about.
 

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Low polygon count cuffs are a hallmark of sloppy shirtmaking.

Perhaps a tailor can alter it.
 

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Originally Posted by whatsinaname
This happens because the shirtmaker sampled the cuff pattern at too low a frequency. To fix, ask for a tailor to anti-alias your cuffs. In the future, ask the shirtmaker to either increase their sampling frequency. I'm sure they'll know what you're talking about.

Win
 

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Originally Posted by whatsinaname
This happens because the shirtmaker sampled the cuff pattern at too low a frequency. To fix, ask for a tailor to anti-alias your cuffs. In the future, ask the shirtmaker to either increase their sampling frequency. I'm sure they'll know what you're talking about.

 

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I think I know what you mean. It has to do with interfacing used. I would ask for lighter weight interfacing, or sew in interfacing. If it is too stiff and glued it will crease around your wrist rather than roll. A good thing to try is ironing them flat from the backside and foling them back and linking them gently.
 

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Originally Posted by Cayne-Abel
I'm sure most of you know what I'm talking about.

I don't think anyone does. Do you have a better explanation besides the computer game analogy?
 

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Originally Posted by Svenn
I don't think anyone does. Do you have a better explanation besides the computer game analogy?

Or maybe a photo?
 

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I recommend thinner fabric, more aggressive pressing, or best of all just not caring.
 

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Iron it yourself. Stretch the cuff and pull it into a circle as you push the iron across it.
 

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That usually happens if the cuff is not folded back parallel to its edge: the fold isn't completely straight.

--Andre
 

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Will try both of your suggestions, thanks guys. Was also wondering how common it is, or whether it's a sign of bad tailoring.

btw, when ironing french cuffs, do you open them up, or iron them folded?
 

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Could be that the inside panel was cut slightly larger than the outside. It happens. Lay it out flat to test that theory.
 

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