This has become a fantastic thread.
Young Sterling is correct: I am 5' 10", average height in America, look up height in Amsterdam.
I don't recall seeing a single example of deep cuffs that looked bad. I have seen many in the diminutive 1" to 1.5" range that look gerbil doo-doo (some look okay, but not often.). Better none than timid.
I've worn 1.75" to 2" cuffs since a teenager, and I'm not going to change now that I have three or four toes in the grave. The main change?
Pants are longer these days. In college, there was always ankle.
Butler had a great recent comment in WAYWRN where he proposed that there was something objectively more succesful in the aesthetics of a real break.
I have no problem agreeing this while at the same time noting that there sometimes, a man should suspend a quest for beauty in deference to personal identity and obstinency.