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Turn back\James bond collar cuff tightening

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by fatherseanfan, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. fatherseanfan

    fatherseanfan Senior Member

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    I recently bought a cutaway collar shirt with turnback (aka "James Bond") cuffs from New and Lingwood. I love the shirt, but unfortunately the cuffs are a bit too wide on my wrists. I was wondering if anyone knew if it were possible to have these cuffs taken in. I am doubting it given their construction, but I would appreciate any info from someone who might know. Thanks.
     


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    fatherseanfan Senior Member

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    Damn, I was hoping to see shirt with big holes in them from Eric.
     


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    StylenotFashion Senior Member

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    Try moving the buttons and letting the cuff overlap a bit at the fold.
     


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    Azure Senior Member

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    I have never seen before that cheap parody of the french cuff. Shame!
     


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    alliswell Distinguished Member

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    ^ Every time someone begins a sentence with 'I' we're learning about him and nothing else. The turnback cuff is a classic. Not necessarily in a good way, but a classic.

    And I'd check with collarreplacement.com.
     


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    Jaxson612 Well-Known Member

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    Love those cuffs!
    Not to derail, , but what type of tie knot would you go with? That's one spread collar!
     


  9. fatherseanfan

    fatherseanfan Senior Member

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    I do a half or full windsor, depending on the tie's thickness. Azure, you might want to watch a movie called From Russia with Love to see where this "cheap parody" comes from.
     


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    I have never seen before that cheap parody of the french cuff. Shame!

    You have no clue what you are talking about, have you?

    For the OP:
    I have the same problem with my N&L shirt. So if you find a solution, let me know! [​IMG]

    I really liked the very unusual and hard to find combination of cocktail cuffs and wide spread cutaway collar. Nice shirt IMO.

    As for the tie knot, I use a simple FIH. I like the contrast between the slim and assymetric knot and the large tie space.
     


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    It would seem to me that a competent seamstress or tailor could alter the cuffs. An alteration to the side with the buttons could effectively deal with the problem (taking 1/4-1/2" off, moving buttons etc.) The questions is, is it really worth it? Maybe having these shirts made to fit might be a better approach.
     


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