Dress Shirt Cuffs

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Dress shirt cuffs remind us of what makes menswear so unique: it's all in the details. Most dress shirt cuffs are pretty classic: a barrel cuff with a squared edge and two buttons - which helps determine the snugness you want in around your wrist. Otherwise, a dress shirt cuff is usually defined by the shape of the cuff enclosure.

At Hugh & Crye, we use a variety of cuff styles: from a subtle rounded edge to a barrel cuff, to a more unique two button scalloped variety. That said, our most popular cuff style is the Convertible Cuff.

Dress Shirt Cuff Interlining

Cuff Interlining

Interlining is an extra piece of material sewn in that gives a shirt cuff extra structure for a crisper look. Much like our collars, interlining is always used, but the weight and texture varies from style to style. A more casual shirt will naturally have a lighter interlining, while a more professional style like the two-button scalloped cuff above, will have a heavier weight interlining to give the cuff a crisp finish that maintains its look over time. Most brands don't bother using quality interlining in the cuff because it's expensive, but we feel that it's what separates our shirts from sloppy ones.

Shirt Cuff Types

Convertible Cuffs

Convertible Cuff

Our standard shirt cuff. It's a traditional barrel cuff (rectangular piece of fabric with square corners that's closed with a button). However, we put a second button-hole on the other side of the cuff that is unseen when worn normally buttoned, but can be opened up and worn with cufflinks. This makes the shirt much more versatile. 

Rounded Cuff

Rounded Cuff

Our rounded cuff is simply a barrel cuff but we've sanded the sharp corners off. Rounded cuffs give off a slightly more casual and relaxed feel so we generally pair them with our button-down collars and, appropriately, our rounded collars.

Mitered Cuff

Mitered Cuff

The mitered cuff is a barrel cuff that has had the corners “mitered" or cut at an angle. It's an interesting detail that creates a sharp look fitting for more professional or formal occasions. Like our standard convertible cuff, our mitered cuff features the extra button hole, allowing them to be worn with or without links. 

French Cuff

French Cuff

Our French cuff is our most formal cuff. French cuffs are twice as long as regular cuffs and then folded back on themselves and closed with cuff links. They have a very pronounced look and we usually pair them with our more debonair collar styles or formal shirts.

Two Button Scalloped

Two-button Scalloped Cuff

Our two-buttoned scalloped cuff is one of our most unique styles. It features a two-button closure and a curved or "scalloped" cuff edge. We think it provides a distinctive look, particularly when seen poking out under a jacket sleeve. 

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