The New Cuffing Season

Is that an oversized shirt detail or are you just happy to see me?

02.05.16

Millennial urban legend has it that if you miss the cut off for cuffing season (December 31 is arguably thought to be the final deadline), you’re doomed to a winter of barren dating apps, singles bars, cold beds and bad decisions while the rest of the world does the nasty and laughs.

Not so true. Turns out all humans aren’t hibernating bears. Susan Miller herself predicts love year round; even in her deepest dose of Mercury-backed doom and gloom, she offers monthly rays of romance.

But we also shouldn’t forget that shacking up isn’t for everyone. Some of you wild ones can’t wait to throw the ice skates on and glide down the frozen goose of singledom. I see you. I see you in your blades of glory.

Either way your door swings, of course, it’s important you know there’s another kind of cuffing season in town. (Which is the point of this rambling post.)

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We11 Done robe (or layer this one over this one), Blk Dnm jeans, Rosie Assoulin halter top, James Perse t-shirt, Céline shoes, Topshop socks

The New Cuffing Season is designed for those who refuse to be cinched at the wrist by the tight grip of the law, who want the freedom to wear their sleeves too damn long, who are unafraid to hold hands regardless of the fact that in these cuffs, a holder’s hand could get lost.

Literal cuffs have been blown up to extreme proportions — think about Céline, the Spring 16 runways at Derek Lam, J.W. Anderson and Trademark. Think about the retail offerings of Rosie Assoulin, Michael Kors and this one by Anne Quan (that keeps selling out).

What you can’t think about are the things that become a bit impossible to do in these giant cuffs. Things like…

– High-fiving (at least not without careful concentration)

Reckless spaghetti eating (you should really be more careful anyway)

– Assisting in the birth of four-legged animal

– Typing. More or less. (Although I managed just fine by scrunching the arm fabric up.)

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We11 Done shirt (another contrasting cuff shirt option here), Elizabeth & James blazer, Abercrombie jeans (similar style here)

Should you be raising your naked hands in the comments to ask, “Amelia, can’t I just unfold my old French cuffs to get similarly spectacular results?”

The answer, of course, is yes.

And if you don’t own one single shirt with sleeves, might I suggest A) stealing one (from your manfriend, boyfriend, brother, dad, roommate or otherwise) B) making one or C) buying one.

Too harsh? No way. It’s cuff love.

Photographed by Krista Anna Lewis; shirt cuffs in feature image by We11 Done. You can’t buy the shirts yet but you can follow We11 Done on Instagram and email we11done@raremarket.com.

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  • Mary Yasmine Arrouche

    Firm believer in stealing my Dad’s shirts for this VERY REASON. #aheadofthecuff

    • Anna Thorpe

      My current salary is more than 4300 dollars each week. Over a year ago I was in a horrible condition,,,f jobless and no bank credit . Thanks to one of my friends who showed me a way where I was able to gather myself and making average of 59 d/h. So it can change your life as it has changed mine.

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    • Anna Thorpe

      My current salary is more than 4300 dollars each week. Over a year ago I was in a horrible condition,,,f jobless and no bank credit . Thanks to one of my friends who showed me a way where I was able to gather myself and making average of 59 d/h. So it can change your life as it has changed mine.

      Look here for details
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  • Alison

    Not my normal aesthetic, and I kind of dig it.

  • Nicki

    We’ve got a good one at curriculumshop.com!

  • Nicki

    Here’s the link curriculumshop.com/products/long-sleeved-shirt-1

  • An opportunity to highlight cool cuff-links!

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  • Lovey Fleming

    Love this crazy style!
    xoxo

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