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What type of shirt is this that JFK is wearing? (see pic!)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by waltwhitman, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. waltwhitman

    waltwhitman Member

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    What type of shirt cuffs are these?

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  2. johnvw

    johnvw Senior member

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    This style is known as a single-link cuff. It is similar to a French cuff, except it does not fold back. Normally, it is considered more formal than the French cuff.

    BTW, I believe the picture is of RFK (Robert), not JFK.
     


  3. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    FAIL

    That ain't JFK dude :facepalm:

    RFK
     
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  4. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Single cuff. Give Walt a break on his misidentification. He was dead long before either Kennedy held office.
     


  5. doughboysc

    doughboysc Senior member

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    RFK wore a single-french cuff white shirt when he was fatally wounded in June 1968.
     


  6. Snedley

    Snedley Senior member

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    Yes that's Robert and a single cuff is actually less formal.
     


  7. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    SIngle cuff like this is worn with formal white tie. Think it is more common with square corners than rounded.
     
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  8. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    :facepalm:
     


  9. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    No...
     


  10. doughboysc

    doughboysc Senior member

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    I have to disagree with you!
     


  11. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    The fact they are required for proper white tie makes me think they are more formal than double cuffs...

    Don't confuse single cuffs with barrel cuffs.
     
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  12. doughboysc

    doughboysc Senior member

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    The Brits call French-Cuffs 'Double Cuffs'.
     


  13. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    And your point is?
     


  14. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Link-cuff. All my non-barrel cuffed shirts are made in this style. Not ok as per the 'rules' (as the link cuff is meant for formal dress), but I'm a rebel.
     
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  15. doughboysc

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    The Kennedys were style icons despite bad luck with tragedies.
     


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