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Monday, January 30, 2012

The Ins and Outs of Showing Cuff

With so many different opinions about showing cuff I thought it would be helpful to break down the different options as well as the look it reflects. A few months ago the three different fits offered at 9tailors were discussed. In general, but by no means is it a hard and fast rule, men tend to keep their cuff in line with the fit of the suit.

For a roomier cut, such as the American fit, it would be appropriate to have the entirety of your cuff covered by the jacket, leaving no cuff exposed. Although, some men with a slimmer fit also prefer to show no cuff at all. 

No cuff exposed.
For a European cut most men are comfortable with roughly .25" to .5" of cuff showing. This is probably the most popular style choice as it looks balanced with most fits.

A half inch of cuff exposed.

Following with the trend some men, usually with a skinny cut suit, show up to 1" of cuff. Any more cuff than this showing- especially when one's arms are down- tends to throw off the proportions of the jacket.

One inch of cuff exposed.
How much cuff do you show?  Want a second opinion?  Make an appointment with a style consultant today who can help you navigate the tricky world of suit sleeves.  Send us an email at info@9tailors.com to have your conundrum settled once and for all!