Let's face it. While you'd like to think your dapper appearance is catching every eye, the truth is it's the tiny details that attract attention. So, when you wear a suit, the most visible details are your shirt collar, cuffs and ties.
If these communicate style and taste, you'll instantly generate a positive first impression. Here's the lowdown on how to rock your shirt cuff style with panache.
Your shirt cuffs should extend an inch past the jacket sleeves of your suit. Typically, cuffs come in two varieties: button cuffs andFrench cuffs.
Few details add as much style and allow you to express your inner fashionista as shirt cuffs, especially when you opt for French cuffs with monograms.
Little known secret, gents: Monogrammed cuffs and cuff links really impress the ladies!
These are single cuffs that wrap around the arm and are buttoned into place. They might feature a single button or be adjustable with two buttons side-by-side. Some business shirts have two buttonholes and two vertical buttons. This is also known as the barrel cuff and adds an air of formality to shirts.
Button cuffs could also have a small button on the sleeve between the cuff and the end of the cuff opening. This prevents the area from opening to avoid exposing the wearer's wrist.
French cuffs are perfectly apposite for formal wear and daily wear. These are double cuffs, folded back and fastened with cufflinks to create a distinctive and distinguished appearance.
While fabric knots can be used, cufflinks can enhance the look of the wearer. The well-dressed gentleman will keep a varied selection of cufflinks in stock to mix and match with his bespoke suits.
If you're a low maintenance type of guy, French cuffs may be a bit of a challenge for you. For example, these cuffs cannot be rolled up and the risk of losing the cufflinks is a possibility.
In spite of these issues, however, we recommend all men own a least one shirt with French cuffs to wear on those occasions when you want to sport some additional fashion style. Cufflinks and French cuffs send a clear message to others: You take pride in your appearance, and you possess an appreciation for refined elegance.
When you buy a custom made business shirt orformal shirt from Montagio, you'll be able to choose your cuff style as well as many other options such as shirt collar style, fabric and so on.
If you're never tried a shirt with French cuffs, you may want to experiment with them the next time you're in the market for a new shirt. On the other hand, if you like your button cuffs, why change? It's all up to you and your personal preferences when you shop at Montagio.
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