ACES UP YOUR SLEEVE:
THE TYRWHITT GUIDE TO SHIRT CUFFS

We know you like to get every sartorial detail just so, right down to your shirt cuffs. As well as bringing a subtle touch of distinction to your look, the perfect cuff tallies with the formality of your shirt and the occasion. Not sure which to choose? Here's our advice.

DRESS SHIRTS

Though there's just a glimpse of sleeve emerging from under your jacket (half an inch to an inch is ideal), a formal outfit still requires impeccable cuffs. You have two main choices – the traditional double cuff or the versatile button cuff.

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DOUBLE CUFF SHIRTS

The name 'double cuff' describes the cuff's construction – it's double the length of its single counterpart and folds back on itself to be secured with a cufflink. If you've ever wondered 'what is a French cuff shirt?', it's just another term for a double cuff, possibly named after the shirts worn by Napoleonic soldiers, who presumably liked to look suave for battle. Double cuffs are available on all of our dress shirts.

  • The double cuff dress shirt is a go-to for formal occasions, from black tie events to weddings
  • The folded-back construction delivers a crisp, elegant look
  • Use cufflinks or a pair of silk knots to fasten them

BUTTON CUFF SHIRTS

The button cuff shirt is our most popular formal design, thanks to its versatility. It comes in two variations – rounded twin and mitred twin – and best of all, both will take you effortlessly from business meetings to formal events. Can you wear cufflinks with a button cuff shirt? It already comes with a button (or two), so no. If you want to don your favourite cufflinks, you'll need our French cuff shirts.

ROUNDED TWIN

  • A two-button cuff with a gently rounded edge
  • Available with classic or semi-spread collars
  • A traditionally smart option, suitable for formal events or wearing with your business suit

MITRED TWIN

  • A two-button single cuff, this time with an angled edge instead of the curved corner
  • Available with spread and semi-spread collars that subtly echo the cuff's edge
  • Smart, but more contemporary than the rounded edition

CASUAL SHIRTS

At Charles Tyrwhitt, you'll find informal shirts that still have those sharply tailored cuffs. Our long-sleeved casual shirts have a twin-button fastening, together with a discreet gauntlet button. This small button sits between the cuff and the end of the cuff opening – a dapper detail that keeps the opening neatly closed. Choose from two types of casual button cuff.

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CURVED ADJUSTABLE SINGLE CUFF

  • A button cuff with a rounded edge
  • Adjust the buttons to suit your wrist size
  • Available with our classic and button-down collar shirts
  • Choose this for a timeless, relaxed-casual look

MITRED ADJUSTABLE SINGLE CUFF

  • The mitred edge creates a more modern feel
  • Adjust the button for a perfect fit
  • Opt for this shirt cuff design if you're aiming for a contemporary casual look

SMART-CASUAL SHIRTS

  • Button cuffs with timeless rounded corners
  • Just one button for pared-back style
  • An understated look that will work under a knit or a blazer

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