A number of my customers prefer to have their shirt cuffs, collars, and front plackets lined in a contrasting fabric or “trimmed out”.
One persistent question arises from many about how to roll up one’s sleeve to show the trimmed underside of the cuff…but keep the cuff up?
Does this look familiar? What good is the trim on the underside of the cuff, if it is going to fall down all the time? If you fold it twice so that it stays up…well…by-by to your trim!
Same shirt…but the cuff stays in place with the underside trim exposed! This is achieved by using the button hole on your shirt cuff to attach to the button on your shirt placket. All custom shirts should have a placket button. Many off-the-rack shirts do not to save a few cents in manufacturing costs.
In this photo, one can see the sleeve placket button which will be used to keep that cuff rolled up once.
Hopefully you can visualize how the sleeve placket button was inserted into the cuff button hole, creating a cuff that will in fact stay up and show off that contrasting trim!
Enjoy the summer!
VInnie Rua- Founder, Christopher’s Custom