Cuff Styles: All You Need To Know

Ever imagined your shirt without a cuff? No, right?
Small but significant, cuffs add that finishing touch to your shirt. Besides adding to the design of the shirt, they also offer a great deal of functionality.
Monogram on a cuff
While cuffs are available in plenty styles and variants, we have stream-lined our selection to four of the most classic and versatile options. Read on to know more…
1. THE SINGLE CONVERTIBLE CUFF
This is the most simple and classic variant of a cuff. It’s characterised by a mitred angle and a single button. It adds a bit of an edge to the shirt and gives it a more formal appearance. It can also be worn with cufflinks, if you want to dress up your shirt.
Best reserved for: casual and semi-formal shirts
The Single Convertible Cuff
The Single Convertible Cuff

 

2. THE DOUBLE BOND CUFF

Popularised by the 007s of the world, this cuff is also known as a two-button mitered cuff. It’s a slightly more dressy and elegant version of the single convertible cuff.

Best reserved for: formal evening wear shirts.

The Double Bond Cuff
The Double Bond Cuff

3. THE FRENCH CUFF

French cuffs are synonymous with tuxedo shirts. It’s a complete square cuff and is supposed to be worn with cufflinks or silk knots. This cuff style is the most formal of all.

Best reserved for: tuxedo shirts for black tie event.

The French Cuff
The French Cuff

 

4. THE NEAPOLITAN CUFF
Also known as the Bond cuff or two-button turn back cuff, this style was brought into light by James Bonds’, Sean Connery. It’s characterised by a fold back rounded cuff and two buttons. This cuff style adds a touch of flamboyance to your shirt and is not for the faint hearted.
Best reserved for: dressy, cocktail shirts
The Neapolitan Cuff
The Neapolitan Cuff

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