The Tailored Jacket: How to Make a Surgeon’s Cuff, Part 1
Generally, the cuffs found on tailored jackets are decorative, not functional. There is something appealing about having working cuff buttons on a tailored jacket. I’ll show you how to create this practical cuff detail.
Here’s a bit of trivia: A cuff with working buttonholes is called a surgeon’s cuff.
“Savile Row was inhabited largely by surgeons before the tailors moved in during the 19th century, and their influence can be seen in the ‘surgeon’s cuff.’ On the most expensive suits the cuff buttons, which mirror the pips of military rank, can be undone, allowing the sleeve to be rolled back. This let surgeons attend patients spouting blood without removing their coats-an important distinction that set them apart from shirt-sleeved tradesmen of the lower orders.”
Now you know.
More tailoring techniques from Kenneth D. King:
• How to Make a Tailored Collar…
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