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THE ART OF FRENCH CUFF

The Art of French Cuffs
– Wearing –
SHIRT – Montezemolo | SILVER BANGLE – Ursul Paris | LINEN PANTS – H&M | LEATHER SLIDES – COS

Well, we “all” know that French cuff dress shirt, together with the cufflinks, were a symbol of luxury and power during the 15th century and then being popularized by Alexander Dumas in one of his novels “The Count of Monte Cristo”,  from where it started spreading as a trend in the rest of the world and particularly in Europe.  But, thanks to the Industrial Revolution, cufflinks became a phenomenon, produced in great quantity and later adopted by the middle class in the Victorian era.

French cuff shirts are traditionally & tailored considered a formal garment, worn during special events as a prerequisite dress code. But in either way,  I’ll be wearing it so to suggest a different interpretation…which can be really intriguing by taking it out of the box of formality.

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Forget about the etiquette that suggests you to wear it underneath a perfect suit.. ok but not us! We would match it with a blazer and a pair of jeans instead. Make it more casual! Well, if you believe to have enough confidence to pull it off!

After encouraging you to wear them in an adventitious way, I am wearing it on a simple or per se “minimal way”, which kinda offhand attire. No cufflinks needed, just wear the sleeves down and hitting that awkward spot between tailored and insouciance – by adding some minimal statement piece of jewelry (Bangle from by Ursul ). And for styling closure, I wear a pair of leather slide that breaks off that ritual formality of the French cuff. Easy as that! No need to say, but be sure to wear always your confidence, because that makes a style flawless

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Photography JAN JARELL // Location: Piazza Alvar Aalto

1 comment on “THE ART OF FRENCH CUFF

  1. Really like the details!!!

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