French Cuff Shirt

What are the different fabric textures for dress shirts ?

Most dress shirts are made of cotton. You can also find some in linen, polyester or silk.
Cotton shirts can have a variety of fabric textures, most common are :

Poplin fabric - poplin: the fabric is wrap lighter than its weft, which makes the fabric smooth and delicate. Very light, poplin dress shirts do not have any patterns in the material.


Twill fabric - twill: the fabric has a unique weft with diagonal stripes. Twill dress shirt are heavier than popelin ones.



Oxford fabric - oxford: the fabric has a thread of weft every two threads of wrap, it gives a soft elevated pattern. Oxford dress shirt are heavier but strong cloth.



Pinpoint fabric - pinpoint: the fabric is quite like an oxford fabric but it is weaven lighter ans smoother.


How to iron a dress shirt ?

Iron Shirt You want to iron your dress shirt painless!
Read these instructions:

Set the fabric dial of your iron to the appropriate setting (in general 'cotton' for dress shirt)
1- Start ironing the back of the collar, then the front. Start at the points and move inward.
2- Lay one shoulder over the narrow edge of the board and iron it, shifted your shirt as needed. Iron the second shoulder at the same.
2- Open cuffs fully and iron inside first and then outside.
3- Lay flat one sleeve and iron it. Start with the back side, front side second and take extra care on armhole seams.
4- Hang shirt over board so that one front panel of the shirt can be extended flat. Iron from shoulder to shirttail.
5- Rotate shirt over board so that you iron the back next, and the other front panel last.
6- Hang your shirt immediatly on a hanger to avoid wrinkles.

If your shirt is exceptionally wrinkled, you can spray some water onto the part of the shirt that is about to beironed.

How should I wear my french cuffs ?

Cufflinks on a cuff If you wear a french cuff shirt, you must have cufflinks or silk knots.
French cuff can be worn:
- kissing: the ends of cuffs are pinched together,
- or barrel-style: one end of the cuff overlaps the other.




Shirts are getting even more trendy

Trendy Shirt It's time to to revive the all-too-quiet dress-shirt area. Dress shirts designers have well understood that. There's no question that the basic white-and-pastel-tone shirt business is eroding. Shirts manufacturers have to show more fashion.
That's why the infusion of color that's ignited the men's neckwear business has spread to the colar and cuff of your dress shirts.
Today, shirts designers try to blur the line between casual and dress shirts.

Which dress shirts for your neckties ?

Tie shirt Solid color dress shirts can match easily with most neckties.
On the contrary, patterned shirts, such as plaid, striped and checkered, can be difficult to match with your neckties.
For a classic look, prefer a solid white or a pale blue dress shirt.
Here is some tips to match perfectly your dress shirts with your other clothes:
- you can wear a striped shirt with a striped tie as long as the stripes aren't identical in size. You can have a pattern on pattern when one pattern is much bolder than the other.
- Make sure at least one color in your tie matches either your suit, shirt, or your belt and shoes.
- Avoid wearing a striped shirt with a striped tie and a pinstriped suit. Matching three similar patterns together is rarely a winning combination. in general, avoid pairing three similar patterns.

How to take care of your dress shirts ?

Dry Cleaner Here is some tips to extand the life of your dress shirts:
- machine wash your dress shirts using a gentle cycle with luke-warm water in order to preserve the fabric.
- Never dry-clean your shirts because the chemicals can distroy the fabric.
- To avoid antiperspirant stains, spray your deodorant on your body and wait for it to dry before wearing the dress shirt.
- To avoid lifting the color of your shirts, separate them before laundering into three categories: whites, colors and darks. You can use an appropriate bleach to fix colors.
- Check if there is any stain before pressing because the heat from an iron can fix permanently the stain into the fabric.
- It's easier and better for the fabric, to iron a dress shirt when it is damp. It will also make it easier to get out all the wrinckles.
- Hang your shirt after you iron it on hangers with firm shoulders (avoid wire hangers which can distroy the shape of your dress shirt).

Charles Tyrwhitt (2006) - Robin Blue Stripe Cut-away Shirt

Robin Blue Stripe Cut-away Shirt A blue stripe french cuff shirt made of 100% cotton
With french cuffs, and a cut-away collar
Shop: Charles Tyrwhitt
Website: http://www.ctshirts.co.uk

Charles Tyrwhitt (2006) - Barrington Red Stripe Sea Island Quality Shirt

Barrington Red Stripe Sea Island Quality Shirt A red stripe french cuff shirt made of 100% cotton
With french cuffs, and a regular collar
Shop: Charles Tyrwhitt
Website: http://www.ctshirts.co.uk

Charles Tyrwhitt (2006) - Hammond Multistripe Sea Island Quality Shirt

Hammond Multistripe Sea Island Quality Shirt A multistripe french cuff shirt made of 100% cotton
With french cuffs, and a regular collar
Shop: Charles Tyrwhitt
Website: http://www.ctshirts.co.uk

Thomas Pink (2006) - Block Check Pink Shirt

Block Check Pink Shirt A classic check-patterned french cuff shirt made of 100% cotton
With french cuffs, and a moderate spread collar
Shop: Thomas Pink
Website: http://www.thomaspink.co.uk

Thomas Pink (2006) - Slim Fit Belvoir Stripe

Slim Fit Belvoir Stripe A purple and pink stripes french cuff shirt made of 100% cotton
Slim fit, with french cuffs, and a moderate spread collar
Shop: Thomas Pink
Website: http://www.thomaspink.co.uk

Various collars for your dress shirts !

A variety of collars is available for your dress shirts:

Regular collar - Regular: it is a narrow collar, also called the straight collar, the most standard of men's collars.




Cutaway collar - Cut-away: it is a spread collar , there is a large visible space between collar tips. There is a variety of spread distances.




Button down collar - Button-down: it is a narrow collar with buttonholes on the points to fasten it to the body of the shirt. Better for casual shirt, not really suitable for formal occasions. An advice: Never wear the collar unbuttoned.



You can also find some collars with a small snap-tab connecting the two collar sides together. The tab goes behind the necktie. It makes your collar perfectly fit your neck.

The point in having so many collars is that you get to choose one that suits you.
It's often said that men with narrow faces should choose collars that are wider, to help broaden their faces; conversely, men with wider faces should choose collars that are narrower, to help lengthen their faces.
Personal style is really the best route, though: don't choose a collar that isn't you!

Paul Frederick (2006) - Tonal Dobby Stripe

Tonal Dobby Stripe A tonal tan stripes french cuff shirt made of 100% cotton
With white french cuffs, and a spread collar
Shop: Paul Frederick
Website: http://www.paulfredrick.com

Ralph Lauren (2006) - Clayton French Tattersall

Clayton French Tattersall A white, black & purple checkered french cuff shirt made of 100% cotton
With french cuffs, and a spread collar
Shop: Ralph Lauren
Website: http://www.polo.com

Ralph Lauren (2006) - Clayton French Multi Stripe

Clayton French Multi Stripe A multi purple stripe french cuff shirt made of 100% cotton
With french cuffs, and a spread collar
Shop: Ralph Lauren
Website: http://www.polo.com

Opalona (2006) - Brown with Blue Stripes

Brown with Blue Stripes A brown with blue stripes french cuff shirt made of 100% cotton
With french cuffs, and a cut-away collar
Shop: Opalona
Website: http://www.opalona.com

Stains on my shirt ! what should I do ?

Stain When you make stains on your dress shirts, it is important to act immediately before the substance has time to penetrate into the fibres, and become fixed.
Always use hot water on fatty stains to dissolve the fat.
You will find bellow some tips for main stains:

Red wine: Eliminate the excess and rinse well with cold water.

Sauces: Rinse with hot water and scrub with hard soap. If stains remain, soak the dress shirt in warm water with a small amount of vinegar.

Mud: Let the mud dry and then brush it off. Rinse with cold water and rubb a little to remove the dirt.

Blood: Rinse with cold salty water and then apply cold soapy water.

Ink: Ink stains need a chemical treatment so bring your shirt to a dry cleaner.

How to wear dress shirt ?

Wear shirt A shirt must be ironed free of wrinkles.
For more smoothness and stiffness you can treat you shirt with starch.
For formal occasion, tuck the hem inside the waistband of your trousers.
If you wear a necktie, you must button the dress shirt to the top. While the shirt is buttoned, you should be able to slide two fingers between your neck and collar.
For informal usage, you can leave the top button unfastened.
When you bend your arm, sleeves should be long enough so that cuffs do not ride up your wrist when you move your arm.
Don't be afraid to roll your sleeves up when necessary.
In general, a shirt will last two years. Chili parties, leaky pens, sip-tops, the world is full of ways to ruin good fabrics!

What is the difference between a French Cuff shirt and a Double Cuff Shirt ?

French Cuff and Double Cuff The difference between the two is your mindset.
Essentially, the English refused to use the term French Cuff for something they wear almost every day.
In the U.S., lot of people use French Cuff due to the wonders of marketing as using the designation "French" imbues the shirt with a certain sense of style.

Paul Smith (2006) - Blue Shirt with Multicolor Cuffs

Blue Shirt with Multicolor Cuffs A light blue double cuff shirt with contrasting fabric on reverse of cuff.
With french cuffs, and a semi spread, curved collar.
Shop: Paul Smith
Website: http://www.paulsmith.co.uk

Paul Smith (2006) - Purple Shirt with Contrasting Fabric Cuffs

Purple Shirt with Contrasting Fabric Cuffs A purple double cuff shirt with contrasting fabric on reverse of cuff.
With french cuffs, and a semi spread, curved collar.
Shop: Paul Smith
Website: http://www.paulsmith.co.uk

Paul Smith (2006) - Pink Stripe Shirt with small Pink Stripes Cuffs

Blue Shirt with Multicolor Cuffs A pink stripe double cuff shirt with small pink stripes on reverse of cuff.
With french cuffs, and a semi spread, curved collar with contrasting fabric under the collar.
Shop: Paul Smith
Website: http://www.paulsmith.co.uk

Which size for you dress shirts ?

When you buy a dress shirt, the most important thing to know is your size.
It means knowing the length of your arms and the girth of your neck. Start wrapping yourself with measuring tape, and memorize your sizing!

When looking at dress shirt size the first number on the size tag refers to the neck size, the second number to the sleeve length.
As an example a shirt marked ''15 - 33'' would mean the shirt has a 15 inch neck size and a 33 inch sleeve length.

Shirt sizing Neck size:
Measure the circumference of your neck at the point where you would normally close the top button of your shirt (just under your Adam's Apple) placing an index finger between the tape measure and your neck.
If the measurement is between two sizes, select the larger size.

Sleeve Length:
Keeping your arm straight, have someone measure from the middle of the back of your neck, along your shoulder and down the outside of your arm to the start of your thumb (the first knuckle).
If your measurement is between two sizes, select the longer length.


Standard shirts are now frequently seen with average sizes, as 16- 16 1/2. In this example, it means that the shirt fit for people with a neck size of 16 or 16 1/2.
Standard shirts can also be categorized with sizes as small, medium, large, XL, XXL. But pay attention, the sizing can vary between manufacturers.

Charles Tyrwhitt (2006) - Pink Twill Sea Island Quality Slim Fit Shirt

Pink Twill Sea Island Quality Slim Fit Shirt A pink twill french cuff shirt made of 100% cotton
Slim Fit, with french cuffs, and a moderate spread collar
Shop: Charles Tyrwhitt
Website: http://www.ctshirts.co.uk

What is a french cuff shirt ?

French Cuffs A french cuff shirt is a dress shirt with french cuffs also called double cuffs.
French cuffs are folded back and are fastened with cufflinks or silk knots.
In the past most dress shirts were with french cuffs.
Today, french cuff shirts are considered as fashion shirts, and are often worn with eveningwear.
French cuff shirt are considered to be more formal than button cuffs.
Nevertheless, french cuff shirt are not really suitable for some professionnal events as job interview. A button cuff shirt is better, more unobtrusive, for these kind of events.

Paul Frederick (2006) - Trim Fit Raised Twill Ground Stripe

Trim Fit Raised Twill Ground Stripe A white and black stripes french cuff shirt made of 100% cotton
With white french cuffs, and a regular collar
Shop: Paul Frederick
Website: http://www.paulfredrick.com

Opalona (2006) - Pink Stripes

Pink Stripes A pink stripes french cuff shirt made of 100% cotton
With french cuffs, and a cut-away collar
Shop: Opalona
Website: http://www.opalona.com

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