4 Different Dress Shirt Cuffs

August 22, 2023 3 min read

4 Different Dress Shirt Cuffs

Shirt cuffs are one of the main details in a dress shirt for men, sometimes overlooked but essential to the overall aesthetic. At Dandy & Son, we celebrate every detail in a dress shirt and offer a lot of our premium cotton shirts in two different cuff styles: French cuff and Barrel cuff.

However, in this post we explore four different shirt cuffs: Barrel cuff, French cuff , Cocktail cuff, and finally Rounded cuff. So keep reading and learn more about some of the most popular men's dress shirt cuffs.

model wearing red stripe extreme cutaway collar dress shirtExtreme Cutaway Dress Shirt for Men from Dandy & Son

1. Traditional Barrel Cuff: Timeless Elegance

Barrel cuffs shirts are a staple in the wardrobe of many men and is a very standard and popular dress shirt cuff. Recognisable by their single fold and one or two buttons, they're a classic choice for both formal and casual settings. A button barrel cuff shirts from Dandy & Son is crafted from premium cotton, combine comfort with timeless elegance, making them an excellent choice for any occasion.

Click HERE to check out some dress shirts with barrel cuffs from Dandy & Son.

Extreme Cutaway Classic Blue Striped Shirt with a Barrel Cuff

2. French Cuff: A Smart and Formal Cuff

French cuff shirts (also known as double cuff shirts) are synonymous with sophistication and is often worn more at formal event. These shirts feature double-folded shirt cuffs fastened with cuff links, adding a luxurious touch to your attire. Wear a Extreme Cutaway Collar Shirt with a french cuff for a polished and refined look. At Dandy & Son, our French cuff dress shirts are designed with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring you stand out in any crowd.

Check out Dandy & Sons collection of shirts with French cuff HERE.

Please note that a shirt with French cuff require cufflinks to keep the cuff closed. This give you a great opportunity to add a bit more flare, style and personality to your outfit!

Pink Extreme Cutaway Shirts with Contrast Collar and French Cuff from Dandy & Son

Extreme Cutaway Blue Premium Contrast Shirt French Cuff

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3. Cocktail Cuff: The Statement Maker

The cocktail cuff, also know as a (cocktail turnback cuff) is a unique blend of a barrel cuff and a French cuff shirt, offering a distinctive cuff style for those who dare to be different. This cuff style is wider with rounded corners, providing a statement-making look perfect for special occasions.

Stepping outside the traditional cuff styles, the cocktail cuff is an innovative design that embodies a level of sartorial playfulness and creativity. It serves as a subtle yet unmistakable mark of personal style, seamlessly merging the relaxed vibe of the barrel cuff with the formal elegance of the French cuff.

This versatile cuff style can be sported at a wide range of occasions, from business meetings to cocktail parties, making it a favorite among men who appreciate versatility and distinction in their wardrobe.

Cocktail Turnback Cuff Dress Shirt for MenImage from:  From Tailors With Love

4. Rounded Cuff: Contemporary Chic

Rounded cuff shirts, also known as convertible cuffs, bring a balanced blend of novelty and tradition to the table. These cuffs are characterized by their rounded corners, which give them a softer, more relaxed look compared to their sharper counterparts.

Versatile and understated, rounded cuffs can be easily dressed up or down, making them an excellent choice for both formal events and casual outings. They are compatible with a variety of collar styles and is fastened with buttons. Dress shirts with rounded cuffs exhibit a sense of laid-back sophistication, perfect for the gentleman who values flexibility and understatement in his wardrobe.

Celebrating formal occasions or going to formal events? Instead of settling for a shirt with a standard dress shirt cuff, get yourself a dress shirt with a rounded cuff or French cuff!

https://propercloth.com/reference/dress-shirt-cuff-styles/Image from: Proper Cloth

In Conclusion

The cuff style on your dress shirt can significantly impact your overall look. Whether you're drawn to the timeless elegance of the barrel cuff, the luxurious sophistication of the French cuff, the distinctive statement of the cocktail cuff, or the contemporary chic of the rounded cuff.

Explore our range of premium cotton men's dress shirts today and discover the difference a cuff can make.

Limited Edition Extreme Cutaway White With Black Contrast Shirt

Why not elevate your outfit and go for a Extreme Cutaway Dress Shirt with a contrasting collar and french cuff or barrel cuff? Meaning a dress shirt with a different collar and cuff fabric than the main body.

Would you like to learn more about dress shirt's for men, shirt collar and everything men's fashion related? Then head over to the Dandy & Son Blog!