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post #16 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?
Well, my philosophy (partially) regarding dress pants in Florida is as follows: most people are way too causally dressed in Florida (yes, I understand the logic behind this, as I write this post, it is 88 degrees Fahrenheit outside and 66% humidity, in other words, it feels like 97 degrees outside here in Boca), but taking that into consideration, I like cuffs because they make pants look ever more dress-up than straight-hemmed pants. Plus, I like the way cuffs look; straight-hemmed pants are missing that touch of difference, of elegance that a straight-hemmed pant cannot provide. You may feel different, but to each his own. Jon.
post #17 of 27
Cuffs are optional with pleated pants.....NOT recommended with plain fron pants.  Besides, they catch lint and other particles.
post #18 of 27
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Plus, I like the way cuffs look; straight-hemmed pants are missing that touch of difference, of elegance that a straight-hemmed pant cannot provide. You may feel different, but to each his own.
to each his own. i consider myself a rather elegant fellow and it's precisely because of this that i prefer a straight hem. i think this is why tuxedo pants are not cuffed and why most khakis are.
post #19 of 27
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Plus, I like the way cuffs look; straight-hemmed pants are missing that touch of difference, of elegance that a straight-hemmed pant cannot provide. You may feel different, but to each his own.
to each his own. i consider myself a rather elegant fellow and it's precisely because of this that i prefer a straight hem. i think this is why tuxedo pants are not cuffed and why most khakis are.
Most khakis I have seen are not cuffed, and if straight-hemmed is more elegant, why are jeans or sweatpants not cuffed, but are rather straight-hemmed? Jon.
post #20 of 27
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Most khakis I have seen are not cuffed, and if straight-hemmed is more elegant, why are jeans or sweatpants not cuffed, but are rather straight-hemmed? Jon.
post #21 of 27
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to each his own. i consider myself a rather elegant fellow and it's precisely because of this that i prefer a straight hem. i think this is why tuxedo pants are not cuffed and why most khakis are.
Indeed--thrice elegant to be sure -AJL
post #22 of 27
Cuffs on dress trousers (i.e. to be worn with tails or a DJ)? Is this a joke?
post #23 of 27
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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.
couldn't agree more with bigandbuff - he states my personal preferences exactly. The only exception is formal (ie. black/white tie) which I wouldn't dream of having cuffed.
post #24 of 27
I generally have my more traditionally-styled trousers cuffed, be they plain front khakis, wool trousers or suits.   A couple of years ago, I updated my wardrobe a bit and bought casual wool trousers from Paul Smith.  It was suggested that they not be cuffed.  I followed the advise, but I must say that at fisrt, it felt weird not to have cuffs.  I also purchased a RTW suit in France a year or so go and they did not recommend cuffs on the trousers.  To this day, it feels strange to me....but looks fine I guess. Not sure I'll do that again. GFM
post #25 of 27
I never have pleats or cuffs on my pants. It just looks so much cleaner, and straighter.
post #26 of 27
Cuffs are better for darker fabrics (black, navy, charcoal). On lighter fabrics they're too obvious (and can collect dirt).
post #27 of 27
I wouldn't dream of wearing slacks or suit trousers without cuffs - to my eye, my pants would look unfinished without them.  But then, I generally only wear double pleated pants.  I'm tall and very slender, so I like the slight bit of extra fullness that a double pleat provides; unpleated or single-pleat trousers emphasize my slender hips and beanpole legs more than I'd like.     I also cuff my chinos and casual slacks and never wear jeans. Oddly, formal dress always leaves me feeling a bit unsatisfied because while I'm far too traditional to ever dream of cuffing those pants, I do still have that feeling that an uncuffed hem does looks a bit unfinished.   Well, what can you do... good thing I don't socialize in circles that require me to don formal dress with any regularity.  
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