Flat fronts with cuffs?

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  1. spectre

    spectre Senior member

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    The last thing I want to do is start a new cuff thread, but this is just a simple question.

    I'm wondering how many of you like the flat front with cuff look.

    I know Matt is a great proponent of this and I'm coming around to the idea, especially with odd pants and a jacket.

    (Don't like this look with chinos so much but I think it's mandatory they be flat front)
     


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  3. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I love it with heavier fabrics (tweed & flannel) and with chinos. not so much with lighter weight worsteds
     


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    I love it with heavier fabrics (tweed & flannel) and with chinos. not so much with lighter weight worsteds

    +1
     


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    Love the look. Just did it for the first time on some flannels and it looks great.
     


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    sonlegoman Senior member

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    I don't understand the relationship between flat fronts and cuffs? If you like cuffs, does it matter if they be flat front or with pleats?

    But if you want my opinion, I don't see anything wrong with it. Just thought the question is odd as to why it matters that it be flat fronted pants.
     


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    I don't understand the relationship between flat fronts and cuffs? If you like cuffs, does it matter if they be flat front or with pleats?

    But if you want my opinion, I don't see anything wrong with it. Just thought the question is odd as to why it matters that it be flat fronted pants.


    +1
     


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    I don't really care for it. To me, it has an unbalanced look to it.
     


  9. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I don't understand the relationship between flat fronts and cuffs? If you like cuffs, does it matter if they be flat front or with pleats? But if you want my opinion, I don't see anything wrong with it. Just thought the question is odd as to why it matters that it be flat fronted pants.
    +1. It has never made sense to me and seems like an artificial way to make up a rule. I say you should just do as you like.
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I love it with heavier fabrics (tweed & flannel) and with chinos. not so much with lighter weight worsteds

    Same here, for the most part. Sleek suits and trousers I leave uncuffed.
     


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    Francisco D'Anconia Senior member

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    Just did it on three pair of moleskin trousers. I'm pleased.
     


  12. spectre

    spectre Senior member

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    I only asked because it seems pleats and cuffs raises no eyebrows at all, while I believe flat fronts and cuffs are seen less. I'm just wondering if you think they look just as nice, that's all.
     


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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My flat fronts made from heavier material or those that have fuller cut legs all have cuffs. I think pants without cuffs look best when the pant or suit is trim cut.

    The one exception is a trim cut pair of flat front off white cotton pants from Cucinelli. I roll a cuff for a casual look. They show it in their look books. Its fun.
     


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    I have had it done on corduroy trousers. It looks great. I would agree with the previous posters that on lighter fabrics it would not be as good.
     


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    spectre Senior member

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    I don't understand the relationship between flat fronts and cuffs? If you like cuffs, does it matter if they be flat front or with pleats?

    But if you want my opinion, I don't see anything wrong with it. Just thought the question is odd as to why it matters that it be flat fronted pants.


    The question was not whether it mattered - it was whether people like it or not.
     


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