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Is it Ok to wear French cuff shirts with the sleeves rolled up ?

stuarts8

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Seasons Greetings all. Just wanted to know if it is ok to wear French cuff shirts with the sleeves rolled up ? If so which method is best , 1. with the cuffs folded back twice. 2 .Rolled up above the elbow.
in addition to which I usually leave the cufflinks in If I roll the sleeves up as I find it easier if I need to roll the sleeves down to just fasten the links rather than have to line up the cuffs so I can put the links in. I wonder if others leave their links in when rolling up the sleeves?
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It's best if you simply converted your such shirts to half-sleeved ones, thereby saving you all the trouble.
 

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Originally Posted by Metlin

It's best if you simply converted your such shirts to half-sleeved ones, thereby saving you all the trouble.


+1

 

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Originally Posted by stuarts8
Seasons Greetings all. Just wanted to know if it is ok to wear French cuff shirts with the sleeves rolled up ? If so which method is best , 1. with the cuffs folded back twice. 2 .Rolled up above the elbow.
in addition to which I usually leave the cufflinks in If I roll the sleeves up as I find it easier if I need to roll the sleeves down to just fasten the links rather than have to line up the cuffs so I can put the links in. I wonder if others leave their links in when rolling up the sleeves?
Cheers
stuarts8


Rolling up your sleeves is fine if that's the look for which you are aiming; don't leave your links in though, you look stupid.
 

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I think rolling up the sleeves of a french cuff shirt would look pretty silly and contrived. Lots of extra fabric and a look that is out of place with the purpose of the shirt.
 

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Seriously?
 

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#1: folded back twice

When I lived in Texas I did it all the time. But I kinda doubt that New Zealand has its heat and humidity.
 

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Humidity has been pretty bad for the last couple of weeks (by New Zealand standards).

To answer your question, I do it every now and then when i'm running low on collared shirts to wear in a casual setting, but I wouldn't wear it to work. Take the cufflinks out.
 

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I doubt most people would notice, but it's not ideal due to the extra fabric and risk of losing links

For this reason in the summer I normally wear single cuffs - less hassle to roll up. Are you that short on single cuff shirts?
 

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+1 on the single cuffed shirts.

But if it's acceptable to roll up your shirts where you're going: why don't you just roll them up (don't roll them up perfectly sized, just roll them up carelessly as you would any other shirt) at home, so you don't risk losing the links?

But yeah, don't leave the links in. You *will* look stupid if you do.
 

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it looks weird but there's nothing wrong with it.
 

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Roll them up for necessity (e.g. eating, working, etc.) but if that's the look you want to convey all day, then in my opinion it is not a very good one. The point of a French cuff shirt is to wear it with links, why would you want to wear it otherwise?
 

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Originally Posted by landshark
Roll them up for necessity (e.g. eating, working, etc.) but if that's the look you want to convey all day, then in my opinion it is not a very good one. The point of a French cuff shirt is to wear it with links, why would you want to wear it otherwise?

This. While I love French cuffs, there are few instances in which I would ever need to roll them.
 

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Originally Posted by landshark
Roll them up for necessity (e.g. eating, working, etc.) but if that's the look you want to convey all day, then in my opinion it is not a very good one. The point of a French cuff shirt is to wear it with links, why would you want to wear it otherwise?

The idea of a French cuff shirt is to be more formal. Why would you need to roll up your sleeves for eating, even if its finger foods? More importantly, what the hell kind of work would you be doing where you need to dress up in a French cuff shirt but roll them up to do your job?
 

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