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A Guide to Men's Dress Shirt Cuffs

A Guide to Men's Dress Shirt Cuffs
Illustration of a dress shirt cuff

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.

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A Guide to Men's Dress Shirt 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.