Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jamesbond, Mar 12, 2005.
why is it that all the RLPL dress shirts with white collars dont have white cuffs?
Design feature preferred by many.
Alex, do you find that most of your clients prefer this over white cuffs?
Probably the edges of white cuffs tend to become dirty and more noticeably so.
No. Most (90%) who opt for white collar also get white cuffs. However, those who do not get white cuffs tend to be quite adamant about the subject and see the white cuffers as inferior beings.
interesing. are there any certain rules to be noted, like no white cuffs with bright stripes. i ask this because many of the RLPL shirts are really bold and bright and the no white cuffs seems to work well with these bright colors.
No. The only rules are: contrast collars must be white; if a shirt has a contrast collar, the cuffs must be double (or link), and they must be either white or self cloth.
Serious question: which rules, made by whom? I think that contrast cuffs can look OK, but dislike contrasting white cuffs. I think that self-cloth is practically always the best route.
This was discussed at length, no fewer than 52 pages (some of which veered off topic). Â For reasons I do not understand, the search function does not turn up recent posts, otherwise, I would link it for you.
Rules: http://188.8.131.52/cgi-bin....;t=8309 White Collars & Cuffs: http://184.108.40.206/cgi-bin....;t=8887 http://220.127.116.11/cgi-bin....;t=8694
...then again, if I were making the rules business shirts would be neither plain front nor standard placket front, but have edge-stitched placket fronts. I just think that edge-stitched placket fronts coupled with edge-stitched collars and cuffs create a uniformly "neat" look.
I'm a little worried, Alex...
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