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This French cuff is fastened with a silk knot.
This French cuff is fastened with a silk knot.

A cuff is an extra layer of fabric at the lower edge of the sleeve of a garment covering the arms. In U.S. usage the word may also refer to the end of the leg of a pair of pants. The functional purpose of turned cuffs is to protect the material from fraying and, when frayed, to allow the cuffs to be repaired or replaced without major changes to the garment. Cuff can refer to Cuffs, the lower edge of a sleeve or pant leg Epimanikia, often called cuffs, a liturgical vestment used in the Eastern Churches. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (885x604, 62 KB)A French cuff tied with a Silk knot. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (885x604, 62 KB)A French cuff tied with a Silk knot. ... Cuff link This set of cuff links and studs features pearl inlays. ... Sleeve (O. Eng. ... (See also List of types of clothing) Introduction Humans often wear articles of clothing (also known as dress, garments or attire) on the body (for the alternative, see nudity). ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Cuffs may be made by turning back the material, or a separate band of material may be sewn on or worn separately attached by buttons or studs. A cuff may show an ornamental border, or have an addition of lace or other trimming. Lace appliqué and bow at the bust-line of a nightgown. ...


Shirt Cuffs

Except on casual attire, shirt cuffs are generally divided down one edge and then fastened together, so they can let a hand through and then fit more snugly around the wrist. Some sweaters and athletic garments (both tops and pants) have cuffs that either contain elastic or are woven so as to stretch around a hand or foot and still fit snugly, accomplishing the same purpose.


Divided shirt cuffs are of three kinds , depending on how they fasten:

  • Button cuffs, also called barrel cuffs, which have buttonholes on the one side and buttons on the other (sometimes more than one, so that the fit can be adjusted).
  • Link cuffs, which have buttonholes on both sides and are meant to be closed with cufflinks or silk knots. They can be fastened either "kissing" style, where the insides of both sides are pressed together, or as "barrel cuffs", where one side lies over the other (the way button cuffs are always closed). Link cuffs come in two kinds:
    • Single cuffs
    • Double cuffs or French cuffs, which are twice as long and worn folded back on themselves. French cuffs were once considered to be more formal than button cuffs, although they are seeing a resurgence in the business environment. Traditional dress required that French cuffs be worn with a tie and jacket. However due to the emergence of business casual, French cuffs are now being worn without tie or jacket. French cuffs are generally preferred for formal black tie events.
  • Convertible cuffs, which may be closed with buttons or with cufflinks.

A cuff link, cufflink or cuff-link is a decorative fastener used to fasten or link the two portions of a french cuff, typically on a shirt or blouse. ... Cuff link This set of cuff links and studs features pearl inlays. ... Business casual, sometimes called smart casual, is a potentially confusing dress code, due to its oxymoronic construction. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Trouser Cuffs

Most trouser legs are finished by hemming the bottom to prevent fraying. Cuffed trousers, after hemming, are rolled outward and sometimes pressed or stitched into place. For a place in France, see Hem, France For the band, see Hem (band) To hem a piece of cloth, the cut edges are folded up, folded up again, and then sewed down. ...


There are two main reasons for trousers to be cuffed:

  • If a pair of trousers are too long for the wearer, excess material can be rolled back to prevent catching or tripping.
  • Some prefer the appearance of cuffed trousers to hemmed. The cuff also adds weight to the bottom of the leg to help the drape of the trousers.

Other uses

The bands you wear when playing sports, also called Sweatbands are sometimes called cuffs. They are used for wiping off sweat and/or as a Fashion Statement.


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Cuff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (199 words)
A cuff is the lower edge of the sleeve of a garment covering the arms.
Cuffs may be turned back, or a separate band of material may be sewn on or worn separately.
The functional purpose of turned cuffs is to protect the material from fraying and, when frayed, to allow the cuffs to be repaired or replaced without major changes to the garment.
Cuff the Duke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (191 words)
Cuff The Duke are a band from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada whose unique blend of tradional country/folk sounds with an indie rock edge have made them a popular underground alt-country group.
Cuff the Duke utilizes a wide range of instruments, of these the more notable instruments are bells, Moog synthesizers, wind organs, hammond organs and lap steel.
According to Petti, the group is currently working on their third record, which is set for release in early 2007.
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