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The Mystery of the Disappearing Shirt Cuff

voxsartoria

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Originally Posted by 0b5cur1ty
Since you've already given the the incredible advice, will you accept payment in WAYWRN compliments?

I would go further...start a new thread and name it in Sander's honor. I suggest, "Where can I get Sander pants?"


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Originally Posted by 0b5cur1ty
Many thanks for the practical advice. Since you've already given the the incredible advice, will you accept payment in WAYWRN compliments?
Harumpf. I knew I did something wrong. Unfortunately, I'm not posting often on WAYWRN
Originally Posted by voxsartoria
I would go further...start a new thread and name it in Sander's honor. I suggest, "Where can I get Sander pants?" - B
Double-Harumpf. Somehow I think what you want to say is not what you seem to want to say.
 

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I have the opposite problem with my French cuff tuxedo shirt: the cuffs ride down until the whole cuff is past the jacket sleeve. Since French cuffs can't be tightened, what are my options? Have my tailor shorten the sleeves or wear armbands?
 

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Originally Posted by Jared
I have the opposite problem with my French cuff tuxedo shirt: the cuffs ride down until the whole cuff is past the jacket sleeve. Since French cuffs can't be tightened, what are my options? Have my tailor shorten the sleeves or wear armbands?

If the whole cuff is sliding past your jacket sleeve, it must be covering your hands, or your jacket sleeves are way too short. Assuming the former, it sounds like you need to shorten your shirt sleeves. I don't think you're supposed to depend on the tightness of your French cuffs to hold them in place. Mine don't grip at all.
 

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Originally Posted by mafoofan
I don't think you're supposed to depend on the tightness of your French cuffs to hold them in place. Mine don't grip at all.

That's interesting, and I hadn't heard that before. I like my shirt cuffs well fitted (but not snug) around my wrists so that they stay relatively in the same place whether seated, standing, etc. I can't stand the feel of a loose cuff that can drift down to the knuckle of my thumb.
 

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Originally Posted by TC (Houston)
That's interesting, and I hadn't heard that before. I like my shirt cuffs well fitted (but not snug) around my wrists so that they stay relatively in the same place whether seated, standing, etc. I can't stand the feel of a loose cuff that can drift down to the knuckle of my thumb.

The point is that a properly fitted shirt sleeve shouldn't do that, even if the cuff isn't hugging your wrist. I believe the answer lies in the length and geometry of the sleeve.
 

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Originally Posted by mafoofan
The point is that a properly fitted shirt sleeve shouldn't do that, even if the cuff isn't hugging your wrist. I believe the answer lies in the length and geometry of the sleeve.

I see it differently. I like my shirts to have a little slack (excess length) in the sleeves when my arms are hanging straight down the sides of my body. That way, when I bend or raise my arm or when I'm seated with my arms over a desk or table, I'm not showing an excess of bare wrist and arm. My first bespoke shirt pattern had almost no excess length in the sleeve and any time I moved (even walking) they would start riding up. I actually sent the first batch of shirts back to have the sleeves lengthened.
 

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First off your are correct about the lenght of which to show shirt cuff. Your sleeve lenght might be a bit off, I always like to go a size up for my french cuffs for good meausre. Also there could be constriction from the jacket sleeves that the shirt sleeves coulde be caught on. I would suggest having a tailor haev a look at it on and see what they think about it.
 

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Originally Posted by bowtielover
First off your are correct about the lenght of which to show shirt cuff. Your sleeve lenght might be a bit off, I always like to go a size up for my french cuffs for good meausre. Also there could be constriction from the jacket sleeves that the shirt sleeves coulde be caught on. I would suggest having a tailor haev a look at it on and see what they think about it.

I die a little inside every time you post in a thread.
 

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