Brandon asks: I was wondering which button to use on a barrel cuff shirt. There are two buttons to fasten my sleeves, those that would make the cuff tighter and those that would allow them to be looser.
This is an easy one!
As Carl Goldberg demonstrated in our “Body” episode, commercial cuffs are almost always too big, not too small. They should never be able to slide further than the midway point between your wrist and thumb.
That means you should always use the button that makes the cuff smaller, unless you’re wearing a very large watch or have exceptionally big wrists.