View Poll Results: How much cuff do you like to show?

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  • None! The jacket sleeve is to be longer

    1 1.30%
  • jacket and shirt sleeve end at the same point

    1 1.30%
  • Just a sliver ... say 1/4"

    19 24.68%
  • 1/2"

    41 53.25%
  • 3/4"

    8 10.39%
  • 1"

    3 3.90%
  • more than 1"

    1 1.30%
  • I don't care ... whatever it ends up is fine with me.

    3 3.90%
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Thread: How much "cuff" do you like to show?

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    Default How much "cuff" do you like to show?

    I mean, for the sleeves of a suit jacket ... how much of the shirt cuff at your wrist do you like to be shown (when standing and your arms are hanging naturally at your sides ... naturally the measurement changes when you move your arms about, but we'll take that static pose as the benchmark.)
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    1/2 inch is the proper length of cuff extension.
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    I voted for the 1/2", but only because my lovely wife says that's about right. I could really care less....I only wear suit about once a week, maybe twice if I have a special meeting or court.
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    I said a 1/4" simply because that is what usually ends up showing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmysuper View Post
    1/2 inch is the proper length of cuff extension.
    Nothing to add.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmysuper View Post
    1/2 inch is the proper length of cuff extension.
    +1 on this! Although most men today don't seem to be too concerned about this type of thing, it drives me banannas to see ill-fitting clothes...just a little pet peeve of mine I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmysuper View Post
    1/2 inch is the proper length of cuff extension.
    +2

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    I have mine set a tad longer (about even) just because when I'm wearing a suit, I'm usually playing my trumpet and don't want to look like I'm wearing a kid's suit when I have my arms up to play.

    If I had more money, I'd get some "out and about" suits and some "working" suits.

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    One inch if I'm wearing cuff links. Even with the jacket if not. I go out to fancy hotels that require suits and I see most with 1" that are wearing links.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyGringo View Post
    +1 on this! Although most men today don't seem to be too concerned about this type of thing, it drives me banannas to see ill-fitting clothes...just a little pet peeve of mine I guess.
    ah yes ... a whole additional thread there ... usually the sleeves of both shirt and jacket are too long, going halfway down the palm of the hand ... ugh!
    Quote Originally Posted by SpyvSpy View Post
    One inch if I'm wearing cuff links. Even with the jacket if not. I go out to fancy hotels that require suits and I see most with 1" that are wearing links.
    An interesting point. I've heard in some places that one ought to show more cuff when wearing cufflinks ... but presumably the shirtsleeves remain the same length, so jacket sleeves need to be cut for links OR buttons by the tailor. And then you have to remember which is which in your closet!!
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    1/2 inch hear. At least that's what my tailor told me years ago.

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    Ian, that is why I voted for 3/4 inch. It works well with both types of shirts, and you don't have to remember which is for regular shirts and which is for cuff links

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    no lower than the bone on my wrist. if it goes lower, thats what sleeve garters are for.

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    Weird, when I voted, I was taken to the shaving brush section and an old thread entitled "In defense of Charles Roberts". Twilight Zone.
    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClubmanRob View Post
    Weird, when I voted, I was taken to the shaving brush section and an old thread entitled "In defense of Charles Roberts". Twilight Zone.
    I've been there too, today. Full moon tonight?
    Be there or be square. Only I can do both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc4 View Post
    I've been there too, today. Full moon tonight?
    What would have happened if I had voted differently? Would I have seen something even weirder? Or possibly pictures of Bacon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClubmanRob View Post
    Weird, when I voted, I was taken to the shaving brush section and an old thread entitled "In defense of Charles Roberts". Twilight Zone.
    You too, huh? Anyway, 1/4" to 1/2" sounds about right. At least that's where mine end up at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClubmanRob View Post
    Weird, when I voted, I was taken to the shaving brush section and an old thread entitled "In defense of Charles Roberts". Twilight Zone.
    same here

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    I'm not sure what is proper for a woman wearing a jacket, pantsuit or skirted suit. Generally 1/4 - 1/2" cuff is showing. It's tough to find womens dressy blouses and jackets with knee length sleeves.
    Sue

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    We all seem to be pretty much in agreement. I would say 1/2" or a bit less for barrel cuffs, and a bit more, maybe up to 1 inch, for double cuffs. Or actually for cufflinks. Anyone ever wonder why cuffs are folded over to use with cuff links? Why are there no single cuffs to be used with cuff links? Well turns out there are single cuffs designed to be used with cuff links. Apparently that is the way these things started out.

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