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How To Make French Cuff for Cuff Links

The French cuff is a turned back classic cuff for a dress shirt usually secured with cuff links. Due to the fact that the cuff is folded back it is also called double cuff. French cuffs demand a certain formality. French cuffs are mostly considered more formal, especially with the use of the best cufflinks. Use unique, decent and pricy-looking cufflinks to accomplish the look. Make sure they are not cheapo, over-sized or too small. Remember to play fancy up and wear them with your best sport coat or suit. French cuffs are dressy and look best when put on with a fancy wide collar. French sleeve shirts will make you look and feel like a nabob. Shirts with a white collar and French cuffs look wondrous. The function of the double cuff is to protect the cloth from being frayed, and in case of fraying, to allow the cuffs to be promptly mended or replaced.

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Never put on your French Cuff Shirts without Cufflinks

Cufflinks are a piece of jewelry that is used for fastening French cuffs. They are an alternative to the regular buttons that are usually embedded permanently onto shirt cuffs. The distinctive feature is that the cufflinks are separable objects. Embed it onto the shirt and it’s a usual button. If its removable then it is a cufflink. Cufflinks basically comprises a broad top, a stud, and a hinged back that rotates from vertical position to horizontal to secure the French cuff. Cufflinks can be made from various materials like glass, stone, leather, metal, precious metal or blends of these.

French Cuff French cuff shirts rely upon cufflinks .Having cuff-links on allows a man to stand out in a very discreet and dominant way. Ensure your cuffs are not sullied, nasty, or messy. Choose your cuff links appositely. Better selection of cuff links provides a chance to be unique. When it comes to the selection of cuff links always heed to the color and design of the cuff links. Go for the color which suits the outfit.

The cuff link has a long and fascinating history linked with the advancement of buttons, the advancement men fashion and the French cuff.  In 1600’s first cuff links showed up and with the evolution of time it gained the public attention. Now a days it is an intrinsic part of dressing.

Many Choices for French Cuff

There are various cufflink designs available to fancy up your French cuff shirt i.e; Whale Back Cufflinks, Bullet Back Cufflinks, Stud or Button Style Cufflinks, Chain Link Cufflinks, Ball Return Cufflinks. Locking Dual-Action Cufflinks, Knot Cufflinks, Fabric Cufflinks.

You may read also : 21 types of cufflinks you need to know before buying

To make or sew a French cuff before its pattern should be designed. The pattern for a French cuff can be made of one or two pieces. When made from a single piece, the cuff looks dressier and softer and top stitching is omitted. A two piece cuff is found on men’s shirts; it is more tailored and is often top stitched. The pattern depth of the one piece is four times the finished cuff plus one and a quarter inches for seam allowances. Assuming your finished cuff is three inches deep, the pattern will be drawn 13 inches deep. A two piece cuff is two times the finished depth plus one and a quarter inches. The circumference for a one or two piece cuff is the same-a loose wrist measurement plus one inch for the extension plus 1.25 for seam allowances. If you have a favorite cuff, use it to establish the circumference. I make my cuffs 7 to 7.5 inches, depending on the thickness of fabric.

That’s all there is to it. Your cuff is sewn up and attached in the usual way. For one piece cuff, fold it in half (right sides together) sew the edges and trim and turn right sides out. Then proceed to attach it to the sleeve. The button holes were omitted from the pattern but are easily positioned when the cuff is tried on. One or two buttonholes can be used, with two making the cuff more snugly.

Now When the Cuff is Ready Fasten it with the Decent Cufflinks

Here is how to do it;

  • Assume your cuff link and position the little bar at the base straight.
  • Fold up your shirt cuff in such a way that the two designed holes meet at the base.
  • Put the cuff link through the two abutting holes.
  • The straightforward turn the bar at the base horizontal so it remains locked.

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I would wear nothing but French cuffs, if they were universally available. There is no situation in which a French cuff isn’t appropriate. When worn without links, they create a casual insouciance that cannot be rivaled. Linked and properly shot under a suit, they are the non-pareil of elegance. Unlinked and rolled up, they make the very best rolled up sleeve, halfway up the forearm, still dressy but in the casual “serious business getting down to brass tacks” sort of way that is perfect.

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