Do you roll up your cuffs or hem 'em?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by billiebob, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. sygyzy

    sygyzy Senior member

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    Hi, first post. Are you guys being serious about your styles of cuffing? Is there a thread with different cuffing styles or techniques? I have a pair I want to start cuffing because they are too long but I tend to think cuffing looks bad.
     


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    Hi, first post. Are you guys being serious about your styles of cuffing? Is there a thread with different cuffing styles or techniques? I have a pair I want to start cuffing because they are too long but I tend to think cuffing looks bad.

    Well, with my slightly-too-long APCs I just rolled the hems up a little in the back when they were new. Since they shrank over an inch after the first wash, the length is perfect now, plus they've gotten some pretty nice 'hem whiskers'. Not a fan of cuffs, though it can sometimes look good on 501 style jeans--depending on the size of the cuff.
     


  3. Jetta

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    I have a 2.5" cuff on my APC's and I think it looks good, I dont really like the look of the bigger cuffs like on the pics on page 1. I don't cuff my Nudies since I just don't like the look of a cuff on a bootleg jean, just too wide and swayey for my tastes.
     


  4. YoungPunch

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    Yeah, we are totally serious about how we do our cuffs.

    I like to wear cuffs: I like the style, the way it looks. And yes, I also do it to show off my selvage outseam. Its a signal to anyone in the know that I appreciate high quality denim.

    Also, I alternate between cuffing and "bunching" at the bottom/not cuffing depending on what I am wearing. If I am wearing my schott leather jacket or western style shirt, and redwing boots with my LVC 1947 you can sure as hell bet I am cuffing my jeans.

    On other days however, I am wearing my jeans uncuffed with my MHI or fiberops t-shirt and vans vault slip ons so they bunch on the bottom and look "baggier" for that japanese streetwear/ skater look.
     


  5. j

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    Hi, first post. Are you guys being serious about your styles of cuffing? Is there a thread with different cuffing styles or techniques? I have a pair I want to start cuffing because they are too long but I tend to think cuffing looks bad.
    I have two pairs of jeans that are too long. Since I haven't bothered to get them hemmed, I have ~2" cuffed one pair (Uniqlo selvage straight leg) and cut the outseam up an inch on the other (APC New Standards) and let them fall where they may. I ride my motorbike in both of these jeans, so I like the extra length. When I ride in the Uniqlos, I can flip the cuff down and my ankles don't get cold.
     


  6. Pennglock

    Pennglock Senior member

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    Cuffed jeans are a great look- I cant believe all this hate! Totally classic. Nothing looks better with a pair of Converse. I roll, not hem.
     


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    My SD103's are slightly to long, I bunch at the bottom. They're stiff enough that they don't touch the ground (yet). I'll cuff em or just turn up the back a bit if they start dragging.
     


  8. montecristo#4

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    I personally do NOT believe cuffing is the sartorial equivalent of leaving a button or two undone at the end of your bespoke jacket with handsewn button holes. At least, not yet. Fifteen years ago the unbuttoned bottom button wasn't bad either.

    That said, I don't cuff my jeans. For the simple reason that generally I'm too tall and there's no excess material to cuff.

    One exception is with my 'Canes. They look better with about 1" of cuff (all I can afford given the length) because otherwise given their somewhat pegged leg, my height, and my relatively thick thighs, they look way too tapered, and the cuff creates some thickness/weight down there.
     


  9. sygyzy

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    Thanks for the responses guys. I guess I wasn't really debating cuff vs no cuff since I can see the merits of cuffs. I have seen nice looking cuffs. BTW, I am referring to manually rolling them. Anyway, I was looking for pictorials so I can see some ideas. Like some people roll in, some roll out (so you see underneath). I saw one girl at the market and I kept staring at her cuffs because it looked like she rolled them out but at the end, flipped them. Hard to explain ...
     


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    It's far from being as tacky as unbuttoning your sleeves cuffs.

    What? In what way is that tacky in the least?

    EDIT: Nevermind, thought you meant shirt cuffs.
     


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    Nope. Doesn't move at all. [​IMG] A less stiff denim probably would, though.



    True, although I had a denim freak in a store lunge at my cuff and turn it up to see if they were selvage.



    Man that has happened to me before also. I felt violated and dirty afterwords.

    praise the lord. It's funny though because I once cuffed my jeans so that I could sit with my feet in the kiddie pool.
     


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    Usually, the more casual, the more I cuff.

    Thread Hijack:

    I just got a pair of Kicking Mule raw 1950s from Mauro and they are long. I started cuffing them (and I have worn them quite a bit in the last 2 weeks)

    I noticed they have a crease in the cuff and the crease kinda wants to stay there. Will I get a permanent line there if I let them go?

    I planned on not washing them for the 6 months but should I move the crease around as to not get a solid crease line on the bottom of my jeans?
     


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    i cuff. like this.[​IMG]
     


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    Usually, the more casual, the more I cuff.

    Thread Hijack:

    I just got a pair of Kicking Mule raw 1950s from Mauro and they are long. I started cuffing them (and I have worn them quite a bit in the last 2 weeks)

    I noticed they have a crease in the cuff and the crease kinda wants to stay there. Will I get a permanent line there if I let them go?

    I planned on not washing them for the 6 months but should I move the crease around as to not get a solid crease line on the bottom of my jeans?


    You're gonna get that line if you cuff them. I dont think theres anything you can do about it
     


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    With my Nudie Jeans, which are raw/dry, I turn them up on the outside of the leg at the back, and on the inside at the front.

    Looks less dramatic than the full roll-up, and it doesn't look like I'm trying to show off selvage, which I think is a little bit gauche.


    Yeah I get really embarassed when I walk around with the full roll-up and people say "look at that guy showing off his selvage." Seriously, does this happen? [​IMG]
     


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