Monday, June 20, 2011
In the photograph, the late Robert Kennedy is wearing a shirt with link cuffs, the single fold cuffs from white tie that close with cufflinks instead of buttons. The look is cleaner than that of a turnback cuff.
The complication to the relatively rare link cuff has to do with the internal construction. According to Alex Kabbaz of Kabbaz Kelly, the cuff's interlining should be stiffer than it is for a button cuff since it must support the weight of a metal cufflink. A French cuff of course has the assistance of an additional fold of cloth for that purpose.
Ask your shirtmaker if he offers the style.