The shirt cuff: types and features
A small detail able to make the difference in an entire outfit. Discover how to choose the right shirt cuff and how to match it to enhance your style.
They are a small sartorial detail, which if enhanced makes the difference: it is the cuffs of the shirt, a fundamental element for an elegant and refined style. From the sleeve of the jacket comes out just a thread, but in that small piece of fabric hides a universe of details and uniqueness.
Tailoring shirts, as every gentleman knows, differ in the attention to detail, which enhance styles and outfits. The first thing to consider when talking about shirt cuffs is the way to enhance them. The sleeve length of the jacket or sweater in this case is crucial. Never too long and never too short. It must stop about an inch before the hem of the cuff, this is the perfect length. But what are the differences between the types of shirt cuffs and how to choose the right one? The Finamore 1925 style also goes through this detail, so here are all the suggestions that can guide you in your choice.
The Finamore 1925 Shirt Cuff Types
When it comes to sartorial details, the cuff is the element on which focuses part of the elegance, as well as attention. But what are the types of cuffs to choose from? And why does everyone give a different style to the wearer? Let’s start with the first difference, the one on which the next ones are based: cuff with buttons and cuff with cufflinks. The cuff with buttons is chosen for all occasions, is the easiest to wear and definitely the most used. When choosing a shirt with cuffs with buttons, the gentleman flees far from the most common choice, but always opts to embellish even more this detail, through the choice of high quality buttons, artifacts for example in mother-of-pearl. Choose instead cufflinks for cufflinks means to focus on a greater elegance, certainly not suitable for everyday life but perfect for all occasions in which you want to focus on a refined and unique look. Made this first note you can switch to the differences and features that make each cuff unique and suitable for certain styles and occasions. In this regard, the Finamore 1925 style rules are clear: each cuff must match a collar, and here you can choose between the types of collar most suitable for a shirt based on the occasion.
Blunt cuff (single and double button)
The blunt cuff is the classic shirt cuff, which combines practicality and uniqueness. It consists of a cuff with corners cut to 45,- 2. Choosing this cuff means opting for a model that gives movement and style, suitable for all uses and all occasions. When you opt for a blunt cuff you find yourself making an additional choice between single blunt cuff and blunt cuff with double button. The double button makes the shirt more formal, which in this case should be worn by tying only one. Suitable for all collar shirt.
The round cuff comes with a rounded cut and single button. It is perfect both with an elegant outfit that with a less formal. It matches perfectly with a club collar, which echoes its soft blunt lines or with Italian necks. It is particularly loved by those who want to reproduce an elegant look without resorting to cufflinks.
Straight cuff (square corner cuff)
The straight cuff, or square corner cuff, is the most sporty shirt cuff type. Casual and casual allows you to curl or fold the sleeves of the shirt with ease. It can be easily combined with button-down collars, but it is also interesting a combination with the club collar, so as to create a dynamic contrast. The interesting note of the square cut cuff is that it is easily adjustable opting for the version with double button. In addition, it also comes in the short type, narrower than the classic straight cuff. Perfect to combine with slim shirts and small collars.
The French cuff is not provided with buttons, but with buttonholes to be closed with twins. The French cuff is therefore the perfect cuff for the shirt with cufflinks and can be both single and double, depending on the fold. The double cuffs, in fact, provide a second fold on themselves, which gives movement and elegance. In addition, the French cuff can be of various types, all characterized by a very precise final cut. Choosing a shirt with French cuffs means emphasizing a sartorial look that comes from tradition. Once, in fact, the cuffs were thicker and stiffer, to delay wear. In a similar context the button was not enough to button them and here it was opted for the cufflinks, which later became a functional but mainly decorative element. In fact, when combined with less demanding cufflinks and a more sporty outfit, the French cuff becomes suitable even in less formal circumstances. It has a straight and squared cut, which by closing creates the typical drip effect.
French round cuff
The round French cuff provides for the smoothing of the inner corners towards the outside of the sleeve, towards the wrist, so as to become more comfortable and less rigid than the classic French cuff. In view is softer and less rigorous, because the jacket comes out of the round part.
French cuff double
The double French cuff follows the same sartorial lines as the French cuff but is folded on itself. It is very formal and therefore suitable to be worn on special occasions that provide a challenging dress code and a line of classic dress such as tuxedos, tails and tight. It goes perfectly with precious shirt cufflinks.
Double round french cuff
The double round French cuff is the perfect union between the round French cuff and the classic French one. The fold in fact has rounded corners facing inwards, so to escape from the jacket is the square tip. Although less rigid, it remains suitable for formal ceremonies.
In conclusion, every detail gives preciousness to an entire style and the cuff of the shirt is essential to compose a gentleman-proof look. With this mini guide you can not go wrong: the right matching collar-cuff are served, and have a clear and precise style: Finamore 1925!