Ted Kennedy's shirt cuff...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Twotone, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. mkarim

    mkarim Senior member

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    Single cuff shirts are very styling. I think they are a nice touch. I see them from time to time in our firm. I like the cuff shape better than french..

    These seem more dressy - and formal - than French cuffs.
     


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    These seem more dressy - and formal - than French cuffs.

    They are more formal than French cuffs
     


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    I love this look.
     


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    Really, let's keep the politics out of this. Whether you agreed with him politically or not, Ted Kennedy was an American original. It's been said that some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them. You can argue which of these applied to Ted Kennedy but there is no question that he wore the mantle and wore it well. He'll never be subject to the hagiography his brothers were. He was a flawed human, but magnificently flawed, like a character in a greek play. Love him or hate him, the world will be a little less interesting without him.

    Thanks for these pictures. I am now moved to get a couple of single-cuff shirts and to wear them in homage to the last of the Kennedys and a truly epic period of American history.
     


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    Really, let's keep the politics out of this. Whether you agreed with him politically or not, Ted Kennedy was an American original. It's been said that some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them. You can argue which of these applied to Ted Kennedy but there is no question that he wore the mantle and wore it well. He'll never be subject to the hagiography his brothers were. He was a flawed human, but magnificently flawed, like a character in a greek play. Love him or hate him, the world will be a little less interesting without him.

    +1
     


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    God bless his soul...He used to represent the America we love in Europe..

    If you live in Calabria or any mafia region of course, in the real Europe he is hated as Zapatero and those commies.

    Or as I like to call it the America we hate in America.

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    Anyway with China and India growing very quickly and the resurgence of Russia as a world power, you will need us more than ever..


    yes we will; someone has to buy our shit.
     


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    Most Europeans do not like nor understand right-wing Americans politicians but are able to make a difference with the average Joe Bloke...
    If you were all Dick Cheney or Donald Rumsfeld type of guys , Obama would not have been elected..

    Anyway with China and India growing very quickly and the resurgence of Russia as a world power, you will need us more than ever..


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    These seem more dressy - and formal - than French cuffs.

    They are more formal than French cuffs

    I'm not sure about this. Does anyone have a source?

    Single cuffs are worn with white tie, but since the cuffs are made of a very thick material I suspect the choice had a practical origin.

    As far as I know double (French) cuffs are acceptable with all daywear no matter how formal.

    Mid 20th century business shirts (for wear with lounge suit) often had convertible cuffs.
     


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    God bless his soul...He used to represent the America we love in Europe..

    Is that because of Crooked Joe's kinship with Adolf and the Nazi regime...you know the one that cost him his ambassadorship to England, or do Europeans have a penchant for drowning women?
     


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    It is sad that you struggle with the idea that some Europeans can love and admire America...

    It is like you love the sense of paranoia and isolation some politicians have created to push their own agendas..

    Come to Europe and you will be surprised how little hatred there is towards the average American..There is a difference between disagreeing with a foreign policy and hating people..
     


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    Come to Europe and you will be surprised how little hatred there is towards the average American..There is a difference between disagreeing with a foreign policy and hating people..

    Very true.
     


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    It's used for formal shirts: morning suit, full evening dress.

    These seem more dressy - and formal - than French cuffs.

    They are more formal than French cuffs

    They look good but neither Teddy or Bobby are wearing them in formal settings.

    AAMOF they seem to be wearing standard business wear other than the cuffs.
     


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    If you live in Calabria or any mafia region of course, in the real Europe he is hated as Zapatero and those commies.


    Yes, real Europe loves Bush, Cheaney, and that whole all-American bestiary.
     


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