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3 piece single-breasted suits:Cuffs/turn-ups or not?

lasbar

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I only have turn-ups on my double-breasted trousers and the odd suits because I do think they make the suit a little bit more casual...

I also like the natural elegant flow of uncuffed trousers...

For my first 3 piece sb suit , I'm thinking of having turn-ups even if I'm a bit worried by the vi?ual impact on the all suit..

Any advice?
 

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I think it depends on the fit of the trousers. If you have a looser fitting trouser, I think a little break and cuffs looks good.

If they fit tighter, then no break and no cuffs looks the best to me.
 

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If the trousers are pleated, get turn-ups (and have brace buttons installed) - the trousers will drape better with a bit of extra weight at the bottom.

If the trousers are flat-front, have plain bottoms.
 

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One factor to consider is the weight of the cloth: if it's light then uncuffed trousers will flap around and look flimsy.

I don't where people got this idea that flat-front trousers shouldn't be cuffed.
 

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Originally Posted by radicaldog
One factor to consider is the weight of the cloth: if it's light then uncuffed trousers will flap around and look flimsy.

I don't where people got this idea that flat-front trousers shouldn't be cuffed.


+1. It's all about the weight, not the cut.
 

lasbar

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Originally Posted by Matt S
+1. It's all about the weight, not the cut.

If flannel like the Fox 11/12 oz I'm thinking of, cuffs.

If worsted 12oz , no cuffs.
 

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Originally Posted by lasbar
If flannel like the Fox 12/13 oz I'm thinking of, cuffs.

If worsted 12oz , no cuffs.


It is more a question of texture and fabrics.
 

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I think if you have enough material it's worth doing. It adds some character to a nice suit, and it looks good on both slim and fuller trousers.
 

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I have only recently started getting turn-ups on my suits. For years I never did, but now I think it makes them look more "finished". Also it benefits me because I have bad knocked knees, so the extra weight helps with the drape of the cloth.

Oh btw, you're lasbar, you can do anything you damn well please.
 

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If you ask for a personal preference, I would vote for turn-ups, but, as PatrickBooth clearly stated - you're the boss, OP - what you want is what you shall have.
 

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w/r/t weight/draping, I recall reading about a tailor that sews coins into the hem...
 

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Do whatever you like and think looks best. For me all dress pants are cuffed, always.
 

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