However, some men wear large watches on their wrist, making it impossible to keep the cuff tight enough to prevent slipping down the hand. So instead, the cuff is made larger but there is no excess in the sleeve length. To still allow for movement of the arm, a slight excess is built into the back of the shirt, rather than the sleeve.
My first commission was for a white dress shirt, in Sea Island Quality cotton. This is not actually from the islands off Georgia and South Carolina, as Sea Island cotton originally was, but from the same plants transported to Egypt. I was told that the cotton you get today from the area is monopolised and thus overpriced. In T&A’s opinion, Sea Island Quality feels better anyway. I’ve felt true Sea Island cotton and it is heavier and silkier. Whether that is better is really a question of taste.