"I wanted to transform my black sweater dress into an after-five look by adding a simple French cuff
," shared Cynthia Sadler, founder of Signature Cuffs, LLC.
Caption: For a look that echoes a menswear French cuff
, attach the snaps with both functional sides on the fabric wrong side.
In fact, the sophisticated French cuff
originated in the UK and got its name only when the fashion reached America.
"I love the strong collar and French cuff
. I also like the weightless light gray suit and how it works with a striped neck tie."
Jacamo grey pinstripe suit pounds 80 Navy suit pounds 595, waistcoat pounds 140, basket weave shirt pounds 69.95, all from Crombie Jsen Wintle for Autograph - black rib suit, pounds 199 from Marks & Spencer Steel metallic suit pounds 150, black metallic long sleeve shirt pounds 26, Topman Jacket pounds 265, trouser pounds 110, shirt pounds 50, tie pounds 29 - all Austin Reed Navy super 100's wool pinstripe double breasted peak lapel full canvas suit with flat fronted trousers; white classic fit shirt with straight collar and French cuff
; red and white horizontal stripe silk tie; white linen handkerchief; black leather Chelsea boots made in Northamptonshire - all from Gieves & Hawkes
On Souleymano: Seersucker jacket, $375 and trousers, $175, Rufus at rufusshirts.com; French cuff
shirt, with knot cufflinks, N Harlem at nharlemnewyork.com; dotted-back vest, Scott Terrence; tie, $55, kuhlmancompany.com; belt, Joseph Abboud; hat, $80, hatsbybunn.com; loafers, Calvin Klein.
You don't have to be constantly pushing up the French cuff
of your tailored shirt to flash your Rolex, you know it's there.
shirt with rhinestone cufflinks, $28, Old Navy.