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Fashion question: Link cuffs

Old 09-24-07, 09:43 AM
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Fashion question: Link cuffs

My office is business casual, which means most people wear slacks and a button-down shirt. I like to go a little fancier, so I wear a tie most days.

This morning, I grabbed a shirt out of my closet with link cuffs. The smart thing to do would have been to put it back and grab a shirt with barrel cuffs. I decided to wear it, but then I was faced with a question -- do I need to wear a jacket with link cuffs? GQ's website was schizophrenic on the topic, and I ultimately decided to throw on a suit instead of going jacketless.

If it makes a difference, these are single cuffs, not double cuffs.

So school me for next time -- do I need the jacket, or was Phil Collins right?
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I too have encountered this problem. I either wear a jacket or roll up my sleeves, making the problem moot.
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Personally, I don't think you need a jacket for single link cuffs, although I would think french cuffs would look strange without one. That's just me, though.
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I would wear cuff links without a jacket, either single or French cuffs.

And I have never heard them called link cuffs.
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Originally Posted by Big Quasimodo
I would wear cuff links without a jacket, either single or French cuffs.

And I have never heard them called link cuffs.
I've always heard link cuffs as the term for both single and double cuffs. French cuffs are technically double cuffs, although I've heard some people use them when they mean link cuffs in general.
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I guess I never thought off describing a shirt by it's cuffs. To me it was always a shirt that required cuff links or had buttons. If it was a shirt that required cuff links and had double cuffs, it was a French cuff. Now I am familiar with describing a shirt by it's collar.

I'm not saying it's wrong, just that I never heard of it. I don't regularly read GQ or men's fashion mags, so maybe that's why...
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For business casual dress, I think you're *WAY* overthinking this.
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I prefer the look of a jacket with the cuffs, but for practical purposes I wouldn't be wearing a jacket unless I was going out on business or had another reason for it. I also roll up my cuffs, but I tend to avoid it on single/french cuffs, as it seems to not work as well with them.

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Don't you usually take the jacket off once you get to the office anyway, Gordon Gecko? So if someone sees you walking around in a link-cuffed shirt, they'll just assume that your jacket is hanging on the back of your office door. So it really doesn't matter if you actually DO have the jacket there or not.
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I can only hope this thread turns into an argument involving 1985 Male Fashion books...

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