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To cuff or not to cuff?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 

Flat front pants with your suits -- do you like a cuff or a plain bottom?  My instinct lends me to say a slight break with a plain bottom, but this seems like one area where it would be cool to break the rule and cuff it.  I suppose the correct answer may be found in moderation, having some of each.  What say you, styleforum.net poster?  To cuff or not to cuff your plain front suit pant?

post #2 of 24
Depends on the fabric.
post #3 of 24
Always cuff your trousers.
Trousers have an unfinished and cheap look without them.
The only exception is formal wear.
post #4 of 24
I've abandoned cuffs. Much cleaner.
post #5 of 24
I cuff everything...including my boxers!
post #6 of 24
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

I've abandoned cuffs. Much cleaner.

Side question -- I can't tell from your picture, is that Hickey sport coat you're selling a 2 button or 3?  Also, is it side vents?

post #7 of 24
I cuff everything, even though the rules say I shouldn't (I'm 5'6".) I jsut like the way it looks. Though I don't go in for the large cuff sometimes seen on SF.
post #8 of 24
I prefer no cuff with a half break, but I think this is really personal taste.
post #9 of 24
In a few years no cuff pants especially with a suit will tend to make the suit look dated.
post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

I cuff everything...including my boxers!

I agree except for the boxers!
post #11 of 24
This should have been a poll. 99% of my pants are fabulously uncuffed.
post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by Poloboy View Post

Always cuff your trousers.
Trousers have an unfinished and cheap look without them.
The only exception is formal wear.

Sounds like someone needs a hug nod[1].gif
post #13 of 24
Sounds like somebody needs to get a life
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by Poloboy View Post

Sounds like somebody needs to get a life

Oooh, you're a spicy little sausage.
post #15 of 24

Okay, for civility (and to pull this back up):  I would pose the following theses:

 

Depends on the fabric:  Lighter fabrics appreciate the weight.  Heavier fabrics need the structure or you have a boxy look at the bottom.  

 

Depends on the Trouser:  A narrower leg which is hemmed higher than a wider leg takes a cuff better than a wider leg which normally is hemmed longer (full break). 

 

I ask as I've currently taken delivery of a Canali 19XXX suit with the narrow trouser, and think a good strong cuff would really take it off.  Cloth is from the summer line and about 270g (9.5 oz).  

 

All appreciated.

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