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post #16 of 30
3" cuff.
post #17 of 30
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post
3" cuff.

I prefer 12 inch cuff
post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post
I prefer 12 inches

post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by theyare View Post
SF standard 2 inchers

+1
post #20 of 30
I cuff all suit pants
post #21 of 30
Thread Starter 
Does anyone happen to have pics of them in similarly cut suits with cuffs?
post #22 of 30
I always cuff. I usually go 1.75", 2" cuffs seem too bulky to me.
post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by bowtielover View Post
ALways a cuff, plain bottoms are too casual for a suit.
That comment is the exact opposite of the truth. Cuffing the trousers of a lounge suit emerged at the turn of the last century as a semi-casual alternative to the formality of plain bottoms. That's why the trousers of a formal suit, whether morning wear, dinner jacket suit, or white tie, are always plain bottom.
post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by lightsaber View Post
That comment is the exact opposite of the truth.

Cuffing the trousers of a lounge suit emerged at the turn of the last century as a semi-casual alternative to the formality of plain bottoms. That's why the trousers of a formal suit, whether morning wear, dinner jacket suit, or white tie, are always plain bottom.

...and yours emanates the stench of fogeyist anachronism. The trousers of a formal suit may be plain bottom (like all of them, a breakable rule), but since when is a RLBL suit formal?

Here are the facts: today, either are "acceptable", whatever that means. Cuffs (1.5"-2.0", depending on your height) help trousers drape better due to the added weight at the bottom. But they also make your legs look shorter. Decide which matters more to you.
post #25 of 30
Did the Duke cuff at 1.75" or 2" ?
post #26 of 30
Don't cuff, that's my personal preference anyway.
post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by dshin View Post
whatever you prefer. I personally dont cuff any pants. I am 5'8" and have short legs. So cuffs makes by legs look even shorter.

i bought a pair of pants a while back at SHIPS in shinjuku. when the clerk asked if i wanted them cuffed, I told him no, using this same rationale: i'm 5'8", and i was afraid cuffs would visually shorten my legs. But he insisted that cuffs lengthen the leg by drawing the eye to the bottom. since they were slim pants, i i stuck with no cuffs, but i've wondered since then if he was right about the visual trick of cuffs. kinda makes sense ...
post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by RipRoar View Post
...and yours emanates the stench of fogeyist anachronism. The trousers of a formal suit may be plain bottom (like all of them, a breakable rule), but since when is a RLBL suit formal? Here are the facts: today, either are "acceptable", whatever that means. Cuffs (1.5"-2.0", depending on your height) help trousers drape better due to the added weight at the bottom. But they also make your legs look shorter. Decide which matters more to you.
This entire forum is an anachronism. Cuff 1". Hem to just above the knees.
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Originally Posted by Kei-bon View Post
i bought a pair of pants a while back at SHIPS in shinjuku. when the clerk asked if i wanted them cuffed, I told him no, using this same rationale: i'm 5'8", and i was afraid cuffs would visually shorten my legs. But he insisted that cuffs lengthen the leg by drawing the eye to the bottom. since they were slim pants, i i stuck with no cuffs, but i've wondered since then if he was right about the visual trick of cuffs. kinda makes sense ...
No way. Don't break the line.
post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by earthdragon View Post
I cuff , at 1.75" (everything).

I do that generally. Few exceptions when the fabric makes it look silly to cuff (e.g. a thick corduroy)
post #30 of 30
if in doubt, cuff
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