All About Shirt Cuffs Styles

Different styles of shirt cuffs will dramatically change the look and feel of your dress shirt. Cuffs present a different persprctive and level of formality.


There two catagories of cuff styles are

  1. Barrel Cuffs
  2. French Cuffs

Barrel Cuffs

Barrel cuffs are useful for lazy people, who just want a functional cuff that looks presentable. Barrels are less formal as compared to french cuffs. Short people take note! To give the illusion of longer arms, use the single button barrel cuffs as shown below. These cuffs are shorter, and look more proportional.

one button mens dress shirt cuff


One button barrel cuff, suitable for the shorter man. It provides the illusion of longer arms

one button mens dress shirt arrow cuff


Another type of one button barrel cuff, also suitable for the shorter man. This is generally known as a arrowhead cuff, or angled cuff. It is useful to make your shirt stand out more, without being too ostentatious




Two button straight cuff. The main standard of cuffs usually found in store bought shirts. It provides a tight fit around the wrists, giving you a neater look


two button mens dress shirt arrow cuff


Two button arrow cuffs. Similar to the one button arrow cuff. It provides a tight fit around the wrists, with more style than the straight cuff

two button mens dress shirt round cuff


Two button Round cuffs. Similar to the two button arrow cuff. It also provides a tight fit around the wrists, with more style than the straight cuff



French Cuffs

straight french cuff mens dress shirt cuff


Straight French Cuffs. A fashionable cuff that must be fastened with cufflinks in a business or formal setting. French cuffs can be designed with white contrast collars to create a more snazzy look

curved french cuff dress shirt


Curved French cuffs. Similar to the straight french cuff. You can also design it as contrasting color to give your shirt more ommph


napolitains cuffs

Napolitain cuffs are a very dressy cuffs. As noted in the picture, bright flowery farbrics are often used as collar and cuff inner lining to bring out the shirt's flavor

napolitains cuff

Another view of a Napolitain Cuff. Mainly available by custom tailors only

white napolitain shirt

Another view of a Napolitain Cuff. White fabrics all the way. Looks rather boring as compared to the flowery fabric right? But do take note of matching patterns and colors while wearing this cuff. It takes some skill to match colors and patterns correctly.

dress shirt cuff

Random picture of some shirt cuffs. I like the blurred background effect.



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