Cuff FAQs:

Q: Is cuff an extra layer of fabric at the lower edge of the sleeve of a garment covering the arm?

A: Yes, and at the wrist.

Q: Are cuffs generally divided down one edge and then fastened together?

A: Yes, so they can let a hand through and then fit more snugly around the wrist.

Q: Were cuffs once considered to be more formal than button cuffs?

A: Yes, although they are seeing a resurgence in the business environment, particularly in Europe.

Q: Are cuffs made by turning back the material?

A: Yes, or a separate band of material can be sewn on, or worn separately, attached either by buttons or studs.

Q: Are cuffs to add weight to the bottom of the leg?

A: Yes, and to help the drape of the trousers.

Q: Are cuffs to protect the cloth of the garment from fraying?

A: Yes, and and, when frayed, to allow the cuffs to be readily repaired or replaced, without changing the garment.