Beginner’s Guide to Suits: Part VI

Each week I will present a post on the ins and outs of custom suits. For the complete guide, leave a comment!

Surgeon’s Cuffs


In the past, gentlemen wore suits everyday for all occasions, even when having to deliver babies. This is where the term “surgeon’s cuffs” originated from. The cuffs have buttons that can unbutton allowing one to roll up the jacket sleeves.

In today’s age, this is a bit unnecessary, and so there is no real use to having surgeon’s cuffs, other than the fact that it shows onlookers that the suit is indeed custom made.

It is much easier to machine sew the button holes closed, rather than take the time to hand sew up to 4 button holes on the cuff. Therefore, this luxury may sometimes cost extra as well.

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