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post #136 of 162
IMO double cuffs on an adult looks juvenile (after all, the reason those old pics show kids with big/double cuffs is so they can "grow into them."). I'm OK with small single cuffs IF the shoe warrants it. (heel heights/shoe volume vary so jeans that fit with, say, boat shoes are gonna bunch up around heavy boots).

Shorter people should follow the MC rule: cuffs visibly shorten your legs. That is all.

I'll make an exception for people into rockabilly and other specific looks.

What I aim for: slight stack with flat sole sneaks. I'll do a 1.5" cuff if need be.
post #137 of 162
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Shorter people should follow the MC rule: cuffs visibly shorten your legs. That is all.

Only if the inseam is already short as is would a cuff shorten a short guy's legs.

I'm 5'7, rock a single 1" cuff, and it looks perfect.

Stacks should be a no-go for short people, imo.
post #138 of 162
I always thought double cuffing looked a lot better than single. I sometimes see double cuffs that look nice with chunkier boots; it can create a clean, visually appealing transition. Single, to me, just looks hurried and sloppy. Rather it be hemmed in that case. Plus I have seen a few too many people lately single cuffing their levi baggy fit jeans, with like, new balance sneakers or something.

But personally, I'm in love with stacking for the time being.

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I also cuff my foreskin.

Unfortunately mine was hemmed against my will. I consider this practice to be a violation of human rights.
post #139 of 162
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Originally Posted by pseudonym View Post
Only if the inseam is already short as is would a cuff shorten a short guy's legs.

I'm 5'7, rock a single 1" cuff, and it looks perfect.

Stacks should be a no-go for short people, imo.

+1 for cuffs for short guys. I'm 5'7" as well, and I cuff my jeans as well as my suits. Pants puddling around you leg are no good for short guys, so proper length cuffless or small cuffs for trousers are fine. Jeans are casual, so wearing them cuffed with heavier shoes works really well in my book. I find something kind of fussy about perfectly hemmed jeans.
post #140 of 162
I cuff all of my jeans/non-formal pants. It's become a habit. Well, that, and the fact that perfectly hemmed jeans look really off to me personally.
post #141 of 162
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Originally Posted by AlbertCamus View Post
I always thought double cuffing looked a lot better than single. I sometimes see double cuffs that look nice with chunkier boots;
SIngle cuffing is a lot cleaner - a double cuff is too chunky, and they hang differently. But it's important to note that a big single cuff should hang short of your boots rather than sit on them. I was in the East End a couple weeks ago and saw a tall, Rasputin-style dude with a huge lurcher, scraggy service coat, and something like eight inch cuffs sitting proud of a pair of heavy boots. You've got to have front to pull that off (and preferably a big dog) but it rocked.
post #142 of 162
Cuffing is offically out of fashion... it looks douchy now.
post #143 of 162
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Cuffing is offically out of fashion... it looks douchy now.

Bullethead has spoken. Roll 'em down, guys.
post #144 of 162
I've got hem, stacked, single cuff and double cuff depending on the jeans.

Hem is for my "nice" 511 rigids with expensive shoes / sports jacket for work "casual" days. sounds naff, but it's actually nice. got stacking on the New Cures (wot else can you do?), a single cuff on some looser Levis (with the plaid shirt look), and double cuffs on low-rise skinnies i wear with bovver boy loakes. got some other 511s which have only a little stacking, and i wear them like that.

single cuff is my least favourite, probably because the looser jeans don't suit me as well, and it makes me look shortish. but i keep them for variety.
post #145 of 162
I stack my skinny jeans and cuff my slim straights. the slim straights go between 1-3 cuffs depending on how I'm wearing them.
post #146 of 162
I usually hem. In some cases the jean isn't long enough to warrant a hem so I just stack. Maybe, if I'm feeling feisty, I'll cuff once. The only time I cuff twice is if I'm wearing them around the house and don't want to step on the jeans. Then I'll just cuff them until they hang off the ground. Does anyone else notice tons and tons of people starting to cuff their jeans now? Regardless of what they are, I just see it everywhere. Maybe I never noticed it before.
post #147 of 162
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Originally Posted by Bullethead86 View Post
Cuffing is offically out of fashion... it looks douchy now.

Really?

Damn.
post #148 of 162
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Originally Posted by johnH123 View Post
Really?

Damn.

yea bro, really
post #149 of 162
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Originally Posted by Peter1 View Post
IMO double cuffs on an adult looks juvenile (after all, the reason those old pics show kids with big/double cuffs is so they can "grow into them.").

I'll make an exception for people into rockabilly and other specific looks.

This is why I don't cuff. It makes me feel like I'm either a) 9 years old, or b) auditioning for a role in Grease. I hem, always. Sometimes I hem a bit longer, to go with boots, sometimes I hem shorter, to go with sneakers or barefooting around the house. But I never, ever cuff. I tried a couple of times, and I just can't.
post #150 of 162
i think the Opie Taylor or lumberjack image is more specific to the US. Cuffing doesn't quite have that connotation in the "English" speaking world.
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