Style Watch – Late Night French Cuffs

I have friends that have many excuses for not wearing proper shirts, let alone ones with French cuffs. This style of cuff is the one that lets you choose the style of cuff links that demonstrate you are a gentleman to those around you.

Oh, you say, that’s not cool. Really. I guess you’re too cool for Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart in French Cuffs

Jon Stewart in French Cuffs

Still not cool? Then how about Stephen Colbert, a regular cuff link wearing guy:

Stephen Colbert in French Cuff, Colbert Report April 13, 2011

Stephen Colbert in French Cuff, Colbert Report April 13, 2011

Just to make sure, here’ s the hippest of the late night crowd, Jimmy Fallon literally rocking his French cuffs:

Jimmy Fallon Rocking French Cuffs

Jimmy Fallon Rocking French Cuffs

and in case there are still some holdouts that think French Cuff is not masculine enough, I present two killers from Mad Men infamy, Don Draper (played by Jon Hamm) and Roger Sterling (played by John Slattery):

Don Draper with French Cuff

Don Draper with French Cuff

Roger Sterling in French Cuff

Roger Sterling in French Cuff

The style necessary to dress as a the gentleman you are lies in the details. One detail you must not leave out is adding French cuff to your wardrobe. So much so, in fact, that the days you do not wear them, you will feel as if you are only half-dressed. At least, that’s how Duke Ellington felt… and everyone knows he is cool personified.

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2 responses

  1. “…that the days you do not wear them, you will feel as if you are only half-dressed.”

    True story. I even wear French cuffs with a sport coat from time to time. When I do, I usually casual them down a bit with silk knots.

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