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My new ModernTailor portofino cuffs

Matt S

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Or cocktail cuffs as I prefer to call them. A few months ago I submitted a design but it didn't come out exactly as I hoped it would. You can see the original here. Modern Tailor added it to their selection as the "Round-Cut Portofino Cuff" and there are 45 additional examples in the showcase on their website. The most recent example is not of my design and looks more like their standard portofino cuff with just rounded edges. I revised my original design and now I find it is much better. I had two shirts made and you can see the new cuffs pictured below:



The cuffs came with the fold pressed, but ideally it should be pressed open so the corners can more elegantly roll back.

If you are interested in getting this cuff made too, I've attached a link to a pdf file of a pattern:
http://www.mediafire.com/?l7n5vhjaqx2mt2e
 

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It's a 'no' from me. I like the utility of a standard barrel cuff and the formality of a double cuff with some classy links. I just don't get the point of these which lie somewhere between on the formality scale. A bit of a pointless and compromise IMO. As much as I admire a lot of (early) Bond's looks, this just passes me by.
 

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Originally Posted by Ianiceman
It's a 'no' from me. I like the utility of a standard barrel cuff and the formality of a double cuff with some classy links. I just don't get the point of these which lie somewhere between on the formality scale. A bit of a pointless and compromise IMO. As much as I admire a lot of (early) Bond's looks, this just passes me by.

Agreed. Not my cup of tea either, but I respect that you're pursuing your own style and tip my hat to MT for accommodating their customers.
 

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It's aesthetically pleasing, but for me is too similar to some cuffs I've seen on women's blouses down through the years. But it is artful, I congratulate both your daring and your eye! Though I too prefer the classic simplicity of a single button barrel cuff or conventional double cuff. And I must have a gauntlet button.
 

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Originally Posted by Flanderian
It’s aesthetically pleasing, but for me is too similar to some cuffs I’ve seen on women’s blouses down through the years. But it is artful, I congratulate both your daring and your eye! Though I too prefer the classic simplicity of a single button barrel cuff or conventional double cuff. And I must have a gauntlet button.
Modern Tailor's standard portofino cuff reminds me more of the cuffs I see on women's blouses, as the ones I always see on women's blouses are cut with a square corner, not a rounded one. This style I based mostly on the cuff that Roger Moore wore in the 6th season of The Saint. And this shirt has gauntlet buttons, I just forgot they were there and didn't button them.
 

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Originally Posted by Matt S
the 6th season of The Saint.

A very stylish show, though I don't recall that much detail. In some ways, I always thought British bespoke as reflected in the costume from films and TV of the era of the late '50's and early '60's reached its zenith. A good deal of innovation blended with superb craftsmanship and taste.
 

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Originally Posted by Flanderian
A very stylish show, though I don't recall that much detail. In some ways, I always thought British bespoke as reflected in the costume from films and TV of the era of the late '50's and early '60's reached its zenith. A good deal of innovation blended with superb craftsmanship and taste.

The suits in the colour episodes (1966-68), especially the final season, had some very interesting details. Most of the suits had turn-back cuffs that closed with 1 button. There was a black and white birdseye suit in the 66-67 season that had a double-breasted waistcoat, and in the 67-68 season he occasionally wore a 2x1 double-breasted suit. There was also a 6x2 double-breasted suit that had a very unique collar, though I don't know what it was called. He also had a few interesting sports coats.
 

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Not bad....Something different!
 

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