What are French Cuffs?
This might sound like a simplistic question that Shouldn’t have to be answered, right?
I mean honestly, who doesn’t know what french cuffs are?
Well, before some of you seasoned veterans lose your patience, try to remember what it was like for you, when you first got started learning about clothing.
Before I answer this question and explain to you what french cuffs are, I want to bring you back about a year in time and share with you a funny story about my first encounter with a French Cuffed shirt.
I can still think back to when I first got started buying and selling clothing on Ebay. Everything was so new to me, Thrift stores were so big and confusing, the money-making opportunities people talked about were still unclear to me, and to be perfectly honest, I felt like a lost puppy.
There was so much to know, so much to learn, and the whole process of buying and selling seemed so overwhelming. I had no clue what I was doing and was trying my best to get my feet wet in the clothing business. The little knowledge I did possess had come to me from watching a few YouTube Videos online. To say the least I was super nervous and had a lot to learn!
So you might be wondering, what does this have to do with French Cuffs?
Well, The reason I share this story with you is to let you know that I was once in the same shoes as you . I didn’t have the slightest clue what french cuffs were!
I remember being in a salvation Army Thrift store, it was the middle of the afternoon, when I came across my first French Cuff Shirt. ( At the time I had no clue it was a french cuff dress shirt). If my memory serves me correctly,it was a white brooks brothers dress shirt, and it only cost $3.99.
Looking back, I find the whole experience hilarious because when I was inspecting the shirt I thought it was defective! I couldn’t understand why the cuffs were so long, and why it didn’t have buttons like a traditional cuff I normally would see . Little Did I know it was a french cuff !
So you may be wondering what did I do? Did I buy them item?Of course not! I tossed it aside and went home – It was defective! ha…
So now that I’ve been able to share that little story with you and have given you a glimpse into my beginner day’s as a reseller, let me explain and depict what a french cuff shirt is.
Let me Break it down
First off, the definition of a french cuff is:
A shirt cuff that is folded back before fastening, creating a double-layered cuff.
If you are still unsure and are having trouble differentiating between the French and traditional cuffs (which are typically going to be the one or two button barrel cuffs) Then see the picture comparing the three below.
Many people wear French Cuff shirts in formal situations and are commonly paired along with a suit and tie. French Cuffs are also becoming increasingly popular in the business world as well.
As you can see from the picture below – when the french cuff is not folded back and fastened, the cuff will remain open – loose hanging.
One thing I really like about the French Cuff is the ability to set your self apart by using customized cufflinks.
So there you have it. You should now be able to recognize a French Cuff shirt when you come across one.
If you have any further question don’t hesitate to ask! You can contact me through the website or find me on YouTube at Raiken Profit.