A Primer On French Cuffs
The Timeless Classic
The most formal option when it comes to black-tie events or momentous occasions is the French cuff, which is double the length of a standard cuff. That is because the cuff is folded back on itself, and then fastened by cufflinks or silk knots. It is always the most popular option when it comes to tuxedo shirts, but it is just as commonly seen in the boardroom.
The Berkley is our most formal, tuxedo shirt and it come with mother-of-pearl buttons, brass collar stays and, of course, formal French cuffs.
Amusingly, the French cuff actually originated in England and wasn’t deemed “French” until it came to America. In the 1930s cufflinks became very popular not only as a fashion accessory, but also as a status symbol when made from luxury materials. Naturally, a cufflink needs a home, so the popularity of the French cuff rose correspondingly.
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See the French Cuff in Action
In its natural state a French cuff is twice the length of a regular cuff.
The cuff is folded back on itself which creates a firm, formal look.
Linked and Locked
Your choice of cufflinks can make a very powerful personal statement.