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cufflinks“Oh no darling, you don’t want fold back cuffs. Dad used to wear fold back cuffs, they’re all clunky dear”

Almost all of Dad’s work shirts were fold back cuffs, the cuffs held in place by cufflinks. He looked very dapper. When riding the tube I’ve noticed how the men in fold-back cuffs still look more pretty and stylish than those in ordinary buttoned cuffs.

They are clunky, like bangles and bracelets, but I like them. Have you still got any of dad’s cufflinks? Can I have any of them?

I’m going to invest in some snazzy shirts with sizable collars and some fold-back cuffs to wear under my new tailored suit, when it’s finished.  Mum actually seemed glad to get rid of Dad’s cufflinks “He wont be wearing these old things again, these were a graduation present from his father, he’ll want to keep these. The graduation cufflinks were engraved with Dad’s initials, and I thought how proud his dad must have been to have invested in buying such a luxury. I recognised all the pairs that mum gave me, the 1960’s snazzy pewter shapes, moss-agate squares and the ones with a nobbly gold texture.



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  1. Zed writes:

    I’ve got a silk shirt with fold-back cuffs that I wear cufflinks with. Really fiddly to insert, I find though.



  2. wendy writes:

    I’ve just got one shirt like this so far, I’ll try it out and see how I cope…



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