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Wearing french cuff shirt with sweater

cheessus

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Is this something that looks retarded, especially if you wear cuff links?
 

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Originally Posted by cheessus
Is this something that looks retarded, especially if you wear cuff links?

I have to think so. When I've worn FC with a sweater (once, maybe?) I omitted the links and wrapped the cuff around my wrist to slim it down.

That's what barrel cuffs are for!
 

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I like for my sweater cuffs to fit fairly closely, and it seems like a french cuff shirt would push them out awkwardly.
 

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Is this something that looks retarded, especially if you wear cuff links?
Yes, I realised this recently only after getting French cuffs on all my shirts


I'll have to get some more barrel-cuff shirts sometime, but if I do up the cuffs barrel-style but with cuff-links I don't think most people would notice. I advise silk-knots for this as having one side of a metal cuff-link digging into your wrist is not comfortable...
 

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Ditto the above. Go with silk knots regardless, to knock the level of formality down, or do up the cuffs barrel style. I have some plastic fake MOP "button" links, and if the cuffs were done up barrel style with those, no one would notice.
 

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I actually do this quite regularly. I just let the sleeves of the sweater bunch up a tiny bit so that the sweater cuff ends above the shirt cuff. Of course, I only do this when I'm wearing a jacket overtop. If you're not wearing a jacket, maybe consider a sweater vest instead of a full sweater?
 

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Originally Posted by robasaurus
I actually do this quite regularly. I just let the sleeves of the sweater bunch up a tiny bit so that the sweater cuff ends above the shirt cuff. Of course, I only do this when I'm wearing a jacket overtop. If you're not wearing a jacket, maybe consider a sweater vest instead of a full sweater?

I too wear french cuffs under sweater quite a lot. I only wear silk knots in them. Typically I do this with a fine merino sweater which has a "town" look - it would probably make less sense with a heavy sweater, which is more "country". I don't think it has to be under a jacket - I often take the jacket off when I'm at work.
 

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Almost all my shirts are FC because I like them. I therefore have to press my FC shirts into sweater duty quite often. I find that a trim, new sweater with reasonably tight cuffs is more than enough to hold an FC together in reasonable enough fashion. I just arrange the shirt cuff in barrell-cuff fashion and by manipulating things a bit once the sweater is on you can achieve a perfectly normal look without any buttons or links at all. I prefer to do it this way because when dressed in just a sweater and shirt for business casual, I can push the combined shirt/sweater cuff up a bit and achieve a sleeves-rolled-up look that I like.
 

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it's funny to find this post. I only recently started wearing french cuffs and i had a RL sweater on last night and decided to take out my cufflinks

i'll be annoyed if i lose them though, theyre nice one
 

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french cuffs with silk knots and stylish sweaters are fine
 

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Originally Posted by cheessus
Is this something that looks retarded, especially if you wear cuff links?

Funny you should mention it -- a week or so ago I tried it with a very thin Merino v-neck and throughout the evening experimented with exposing a bit of cuff and the links. I rather liked the look. No one called me a retard.

With a heavier sweater maybe wrapping w/o links, as others have suggested, is the way to go. I plan to fool around with it some more and see what happens.

It seems to me that with many items of fashion or looks, it's more how you carry yourself - if you feel uncomfortable it'll show and you won't be able to pull it off.
 

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Originally Posted by Douglas
I find that a trim, new sweater with reasonably tight cuffs is more than enough to hold an FC together in reasonable enough fashion. I just arrange the shirt cuff in barrell-cuff fashion and by manipulating things a bit once the sweater is on you can achieve a perfectly normal look without any buttons or links at all.
I do the same thing, sometimes with cufflinks, sometimes without. It can look perfectly fine, IMO.
 

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i do it all the time, as long as i'm wearing a jacket i fold the sweater cuff back.
 

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