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post #1 of 27
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Do you ask for cuffs when you have your pants hemmed, yes or no, or sometimes? If so or if not, why? Pants = Trousers = Slacks (in case there is any misunderstanding)/ Jon.
post #2 of 27
I only will ask for cuffs with suit pants. The presence of cuffs and pleats will dissuade me from buying even the nicest pair (see Zanella) of dress slacks. I like cuffs and pleats with suits, by the way. Why? Just because of what I wear with each (I wear cap toes with suits, and rounded toes with a double heel with most dress slacks, unless i'm wearing a blazer, etc.). Sometimes, however, I will dispense with cuffs even with suits, though that may have been a previous trend that I am giving up. With a slimmer suit that has a lighter, shinier fabric, I find that going with a straight hem compliments the cut better usually.
post #3 of 27
I guess I am a simpleton on this subject... 2 pleats= cuffs 1 pleat= either way, your choice no pleats= no cuffs this goes for pretty much any type of pant IMO.
post #4 of 27
I follow Alan Flusser's recommendations for my body type, being 6'3" with 46" chest and 36" waist, I wear full cut, pleated pants with 1 3/4" cuffs and a full break. All of my pants are cuffed except, jeans, unfinished khakis w/ralph roll, and flat front pants worn with suede chelsea boots. Teo
post #5 of 27
I agree with BigBadBuff. And since I pretty much only wear flat front pants (taking advantage of my youth and body as long as possible,) I have no cuffed pants.
post #6 of 27
All my three piece and double breasted suits have cuffed pants. Same for the three buttoned suits, except for 2 of them that are not cuffed. My two button suits and dress pants do not have cuffed pants. No real reason for this, except it is a "style" I have adopted and stayed with. Classic
post #7 of 27
Thread Starter 
I personally like cuffs; I usually associate straight-hemmed pants with jeans and khakis. Thus, my jeans and khakis are straight-hemmed, whereas my pants with pleats, whether they have one to two pleats {or in the case of my single pair of Zanella pants: three pleats (OMG, what was I thinking?}). I think they look like they are missing something without the cuff. Jon.
post #8 of 27
i agree w/ buff, but prefer no cuffs on single pleat.
post #9 of 27
I cuff everything but jeans and my tuxedo. Lately I favor flat-front pants and 1.75-2 inch cuffs. Saw it on some slacks in Italy and think it looks good. If I had short legs or was much shorter ( I am 5-11) I probably eschew the cuffs.
post #10 of 27
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I cuff everything but jeans and my tuxedo.  Lately I favor flat-front pants and 1.75-2 inch cuffs.  Saw it on some slacks in Italy and think it looks good.  If I had short legs or was much shorter ( I am 5-11) I probably eschew the cuffs.
Until this year, I have never seen, or heard of, cuffing tuxedo trousers. And, actually having seen them--cuffed tuxedo trousers--I am not sure that I like it. I cuff all my suit and dress trousers.
post #11 of 27
Doesn't the shoe dictate?   My general practice:  oxfords and brogues - cuff;  monks and slip ons - cuff not.
post #12 of 27
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Doesn't the shoe dictate?   My general practice:  oxfords and brogues - cuff;  monks and slip ons - cuff not.
I disagree--I think cuffed pants look great w/ the right monk shoe. Speaking off (or on) the cuff, here's a scenario for you: recently I purchased a lovely pair of charcoal 100% cashmere Incotex flat front pants (thanks again Lance/discostu). Being that they are flat front, my initial inclination was to leave them cuffless, but upon observing them, a friend of mine (who is definitely not a cuff guy) suggested that I cuff them, to "honor" the beautiful fabric. What's your take (assuming you're not militantly anti-cuff)? fwiw: I am approx. 5'8", of fairly slender build, and basically all my other dress pants are double pleat w/cuffs. Also, the pants in question are lightweight/4 season.
post #13 of 27
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post #14 of 27
i never ask for cuffs. not my style--but i don't think they look bad either. it's just a matter of preference. also, i don't believe the choice has anything to do with the shoes. it's more of a personal choice.
post #15 of 27
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also, i don't believe the choice has anything to do with the shoes. it's more of a personal choice.
Well, perhaps there is no "rule" but surely you will acknowledge a particular pair of shoes might look best with one or the other style of pants.  And, if that is the case, wouldn't one's personal choice be based on what looks best?
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