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Turnback Cuffs on Dress Shirts?

Bob01

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Greetings All,

Can I ask what are your opinions of Turnback Cuffs (apparently A.K.A. Casino Cuffs, Cocktail Cuff & Milanese Cuff)? I saw this cuff on another posting and thought it looked fairly distinct...



However, Im curious as to see what your opinions are about this type of cuff (and contrasting fabric types used for it...guess they did it to the inside collar & placket as well...)? For: Business/Work, Suit or no Suit, tie or no tie & maybe casual styles (ie shirt out with jeans)? Im working on getting a large stack of shirts (and probably quite a few suits) made here (I live near Shanghai) while Im still around for a few more weeks...


It seems like it fits between the barrel cuff and the french cuff as far as formality? Would be a nice alternative to the normal barrel cuff dress shirts? Not quite sure Im ready to wear French Cuffs on a normal basis anytime too soon (then again, I suppose it depends where I may work next ;-))


Thanks in Advance!,

Bob
 

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I would say that this type of shirt is more suited for casual/leisure situations than it is to formal work attire. Then again, if you're not working in something extremely conservative - banking, law, etc. it would probably be fine for work.

Depending on how long the shirts are, I think it would be a fun look worn untucked with jeans as well.
 

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I liked those cuffs the first time I saw them as well, but never seen them in any stores...
 

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Originally Posted by Bradford
I would say that this type of shirt is more suited for casual/leisure situations than it is to formal work attire. Then again, if you're not working in something extremely conservative - banking, law, etc. it would probably be fine for work.

Depending on how long the shirts are, I think it would be a fun look worn untucked with jeans as well.


Its seems the majority of this forum think if a shirt is untucked, the back side should barely cover the rear pockets, and the front, you should see a little of fly still? So I take this shirt would be flat hemmed and no tails?

Thanks,

Bob
 

Bradford

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Originally Posted by Bob01
Its seems the majority of this forum think if a shirt is untucked, the back side should barely cover the rear pockets, and the front, you should see a little of fly still? So I take this shirt would be flat hemmed and no tails?

Thanks,

Bob


Exactly - it just looks weird to leave a shirt with a long tail untucked. A longer tail makes it clear that the shirt is meant to be tucked, so it looks lazy or sloppy when you leave it out. A shirt with a shorter body and square bottom is clearly meant to be worn untucked, so it looks right.
 

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same impression but I'm more and more convinced they would not go well with any jacket I have.

Originally Posted by contaygious
I liked those cuffs the first time I saw them as well, but never seen them in any stores...
 

Bob01

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Originally Posted by Coho
same impression but I'm more and more convinced they would not go well with any jacket I have.

On that topic - Im also getting some suits made :) Thus far I have a Navy Shadow Stripe in the works (just went to the second fitting...maybe another 10 days for pickup), and a Dark Navy Pinstripe (going tomorrow or day after for final fitting and pickup hopefully). I am planning on having some more suits made - assuming I were to make a few shirts with these colors & patterns or similar (from the image above) - what jackets would go with these? Cut, Color, Pattern, Anything else Wise?

Thanks again,

Bob
 

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Originally Posted by Bradford
I would say that this type of shirt is more suited for casual/leisure situations than it is to formal work attire. Then again, if you're not working in something extremely conservative - banking, law, etc. it would probably be fine for work.

I'm an attorney and the first time I saw this cuff was on a client who works for one of the world's largest banks. I'm planning to get one soon.
 

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I have a few of these cuffs on my Turnbull shirts, but the cuffs aren't made with a contrasting fabric, just the same shirt cloth. I like their look, and people will notice them as they are fairly unique, which makes them great to wear under your suit jacket when you're getting a drink at a bar after work -- good conversation starter. With that said, getting a different cloth for the cuffs would make them more for less formal situation IMHO, unless it's a solid color.
 

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Originally Posted by Bradford
Exactly - it just looks weird to leave a shirt with a long tail untucked. A longer tail makes it clear that the shirt is meant to be tucked, so it looks lazy or sloppy when you leave it out. A shirt with a shorter body and square bottom is clearly meant to be worn untucked, so it looks right.

I feel just the opposite. I don't wear shirts (that aren't polos or t shirts) untucked that much to begin with, but when I do I'm quite happy for it to look lazy and decisively casual. I'm also tall though and my shirts aren't cut to a length where they'd look like a nightgown untucked.
 

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Originally Posted by 11211
I'm an attorney and the first time I saw this cuff was on a client who works for one of the world's largest banks. I'm planning to get one soon.

May I advise against wearing this shirt in a professional situation? In business it should always be clear who has the money and who needs the money. Looking as well-dressed as your client raises the possibility, however slight, of him noticing and thinking 'I'm paying too much money for this guy'. Better to be conservative.
 

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I like the look, but I wouldn't wear it to work unless you work in a casual office environment. The nicknames "Casino Cuffs" and "Cocktail Cuffs" might be an indicator that they're not office attire.
 

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