KEEPING COOL IN COCKTAIL CUFFS

Let me be the first to predict a revival of the cocktail cuff, a practical and stylish way to finish the sleeve on a dress shirt. The cocktail cuff is distinguished by its combination of a button closure and graceful cutaway foldback, retaining the French cuff’s panache while eliminating the need for dressy cufflinks. Think of it as the rakish younger brother of the more formal French cuff, or a worldly bachelor uncle to the earnest, utilitarian barrel cuff. Both elegant and cool, the cocktail cuff is perfect for summer weddings on the beach, dressier garden parties and, of course, after-work cocktails in the hot, muggy city.

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