Black tie/ White Tie Shirt cuff showing

Discussion in 'Suits' started by david.dr, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. david.dr

    david.dr New in Town

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    How much shirt cuff should be showing below the jacket sleeve end for White Tie and Black Tie?


    I have seen many variations on both, here at FL and on the Black Tie Guide.

    With Black Tie I have even seen photos showing no white shirt cuff below the jacket end.

    Thanks!

    David
     
  2. Hap Hapablap

    Hap Hapablap One of the Regulars

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    I have always thought that black tie is more or less the same rules as suiting. Whereas with white tie, the tailcoat sleeves should be a bit tighter and shorter, therefore a bit more cuff is seen.
     
  3. B. White

    B. White New in Town

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    shirt cuffs should be showing below the jacket sleeve end for 2-3 fingers width i guess
     
  4. Awesomest Guy

    Awesomest Guy Familiar Face

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    With White Tie, a bit more cuff should show, to coordinate better with the high collar. With Black Tie, the same rules apply as with standard suiting.
     
  5. Nick D

    Nick D Call Me a Cab

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    What source is this from?
     
  6. Awesomest Guy

    Awesomest Guy Familiar Face

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    I read it on Gentleman's Gazette (I think), or perhaps on Black Tie Guide. Anyway, it makes sense to me.
     
  7. Awesomest Guy

    Awesomest Guy Familiar Face

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  8. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Yeah, imo anything much more than what you'd do with a lounge suit jacket risks looking too short, but a hair shorter is de riguer with white tie.

    (PS... I edited the title of this thread from it's formerly 'censored' title - I think OP made an easy typo that was read by the software as an expletive. ;) )
     

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