Single vs Double cuff dress shirts?

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  1. particle

    particle New Member

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    WHat is the norm in the US? SIngle or double cuff for dress shirts? Or should I say preference?
     


  2. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    When you say single cuff, do you mean button (barrel) cuff, or single-link?
     


  3. cuffthis

    cuffthis Senior member

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    Neither.

    Short sleeves, baby, short sleeves. But only if you have the elbows for it.

    Just ask Flusser.
     


  4. particle

    particle New Member

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    I mean as in SAvilleRoaw ordering cuff style Single or double? I massume it means the same.
     


  5. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Senior member

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    Double cuff is the Brit term for a French cuff.
     


  6. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Cheeky, Tom.  But the poor guy probably doesn't get the joke.  It's his first post, after all.

    particle: If you are asking about button v. link, then button cuffs are more common here.  Double cuffs are not so rare as to excite murmurs, however.

    If you are asking: single link or double link, then double link (true French cuffs) are by far more common than single link cuffs, which are found only on formal shirts (and even then on precious few) and on shirts made by Alex Kabbaz, who is a sworn enemy of the double cuff.
     


  7. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Jon.
     


  8. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Senior member

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    (cuffthis @ Mar. 22 2005,12:21) Neither. Short sleeves, baby, short sleeves. But only if you have the elbows for it. Just ask Flusser.
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Jon.
    What are you laughing about? Flusser called. Your short sleeved suit coat is ready for a baste fitting.
     


  9. STYLESTUDENT

    STYLESTUDENT Senior member

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    Speaking of short-sleeve dress shirts, the spring Bergdorf catalog shows a Marc Jacobs short-sleeve blue oxford button down shirt. The shirt has a short-point collar (no roll) and is shown jacketless but with a tie. It costs about $250. 'Nuff said. I posted this here and not on AA to avoid deliberate cruelty.
     


  10. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Jacobs is promoting the Australian look.

    Sydney men parade jacketless, wearing short sleeve shirts and neckties in the heat. Sometimes adding to the effect with shorts and knee socks.

    One solution to temperature and humidity.
     


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    ernest Senior member

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    In US, the norm is track suit, so no shirt.
     


  12. Alexander Kabbaz

    Alexander Kabbaz Senior member

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    Double cuff is the Francophobic nomenclature for French cuff.

    French cuff is an early 20th century French designer's term for 'nothing is selling. How can I avoid bankruptcy?'

    Link cuff - a cuff which uses cuff links but does not fold - is the original cuff. It is the only cuff. It is the superior cuff. It is the supreme cuff.

    And of course I came to this discussion with an open mind.
     


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    good one...
     


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    Sort of like shorts and a blazer in Bermuda... Now there's an example of 'business casual' that I could get behind. [​IMG]
     


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