Do you cuff your jeans?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Jekyll, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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    I cuff 90% of the time. Few people around here do it. It amazes me how much attention it draws.

    Disagree DLes - check the stats above (which surprised me too). I actually see at least 50% of dudes cuff over at Sufu, which I think is more representative because of the number of denim subforums and fit pics being put up there.

    I think the rabid non-cuffers are a vocal hate-mongering minority here ;-)
     


  2. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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    I brought this thread back from the dead for a reason: my father has been quite disturbed by my cuffing of jeans lately. He is a boomer (he's 57), and acts as if it is effeminate (I did not ask him outright as to why he disapproved, but I am pretty sure this is why; he's blue-collar, sloppy overweight baby boomer to a T). It was great, because my mother commented on my jeans being very retro ("are those Levi's? They look like the ones we wore in the 70s" [they are Levi's 505]). It was awesome, because I could tell she was flashing back when she commented - one of those moments of fine reminiscence. Before opening a new thread, I'll ask here: what is the history of jean cuffing? Any info would be nice, as google search garnered no solid info.
    Effeminate? Really? He may still associate that with girls who cuffed or pegged their jeans. But your mom clearly liked the bad kids ;-p I'm sure you'll get more informed responses than mine, but my dad and his brothers all cuffed in the '50's when all jeans were stf (as already noted). There's a great old photo from Time (maybe) from the 50's of a bunch of kids, from behind, all grouped around the open engine of a new car. Most of them have slouchy, cuffed jeans. See picture 12 in this slideshow: http://kids.aol.com/KOL/2/Style/Phot...nim-blue-jeans [​IMG]
     


  3. splattered

    splattered Senior member

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    That's a cool picture...

    Being that i have a 32 inseam, i'm only really able to single cuff unless i make the cuffs pretty small. I think a medium to larger sized double cuff looks better but i don't really have much choice.

    I only cuff my raw jeans, otherwise my levi i get proper inseam and wear with sneakers.
     


  4. underwearer

    underwearer Senior member

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    hells yeah

    Effeminate? Really? He may still associate that with girls who cuffed or pegged their jeans. But your mom clearly liked the bad kids ;-p

    I'm sure you'll get more informed responses than mine, but my dad and his brothers all cuffed in the '50's when all jeans were stf (as already noted). There's a great old photo from Time (maybe) from the 50's of a bunch of kids, from behind, all grouped around the open engine of a new car. Most of them have slouchy, cuffed jeans.

    See picture 12 in this slideshow:

    http://kids.aol.com/KOL/2/Style/Phot...nim-blue-jeans

    [​IMG]
     


  5. mr. burns

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    i have a pair i cuff and a pair i don't. i just did the cuff at first because the jeans didn't stack very well. i like how they look but it's not something i'd make a consistent part of my style. just depends on the jean.
     


  6. DLester

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    Disagree DLes - check the stats above (which surprised me too). I actually see at least 50% of dudes cuff over at Sufu, which I think is more representative because of the number of denim subforums and fit pics being put up there.

    I think the rabid non-cuffers are a vocal hate-mongering minority here ;-)


    Oops, I wasn't clear. I meant that few people in Seattle do it. Plenty of SFer cuff.
     


  7. Doin' Fine.

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    I do a single cuff on my straight ones, but for anything with a rather small leg opening, I just let 'em stack. I think a few other people said they do this too. Also, I feel like the "APC tiny cuff" option has to be added for all those tiny cuff people out there.
     


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    I'm sure you'll get more informed responses than mine, but my dad and his brothers all cuffed in the '50's when all jeans were stf (as already noted). There's a great old photo from Time (maybe) from the 50's of a bunch of kids, from behind, all grouped around the open engine of a new car. Most of them have slouchy, cuffed jeans.

    Is it just me or is the guy on the far right of that pic in tasseled loafers? In fact, are most of them wearing "low top" shoes versus work boots?
     


  9. phaseshift

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    old thread but instead of making a new thread I'll just ask here,

    Some of you guys have posted you stack your skinnies and cuff your straight legs.

    I mean like levi's 514s they are slim straights, would these be better stacking or cuffing? How big do you guys run your cuffs 1-2"?
     


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    Some of you guys have posted you stack your skinnies and cuff your straight legs.
    yes
    I mean like levi's 514s they are slim straights, would these be better stacking or cuffing? How big do you guys run your cuffs 1-2"?
    depends on your height, other factors apply as well. my recollection is that these are best cuffed. post a pic of yourself wearing them for further input.
     


  11. mchu21

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    i don't cuff anything. either stack or hem.
     


  12. pimpmystyle

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    Cuffing just doesn't look right. Hem or stack. Or, wear boots so your jeans don't drag.
     


  13. ALFAMALE

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    I think it's pretty tacky, but it works for some people.

    that
     


  14. phaseshift

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    yes



    depends on your height, other factors apply as well. my recollection is that these are best cuffed. post a pic of yourself wearing them for further input.


    they are currently at the tailors getting hemmed, I'll post a pic whe nI get them back. Btw, I'm 5'9
     


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    Cuff, so the RRL redline selvedge stripe is visible to those in the know.
     


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