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How much appearance of width will cuffs add to slim trousers?

TheDarkKnight

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I have regrettably forgot to return my light grey flannel trousers in time to get a refund.

My only issue with them is the leg opening is only 16", which together with the light colour of the fabric, may make my shoe size look a bit big and clunky.

I was thinking there may be two ways around this:

1. Get some cuffs put on of the usual size for a person 5'10 - the oft quoted 1 5/8 inch cuff. Hopefully this will slightly bulk up the leg opening and reduce any disproportion. However the cloth is 12 oz so light.

2. Wear shoes with a lower contrast of colour, and similar texture, so the shoes don't obviously stand out, something like tobacco brown suede.

The trousers really are nice otherwise.

Any other ideas chaps? Except B&S
 

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Unless your shoe size is anything bigger than a 43, I dont think that it will make your shoes look clunky. I have an Isaia suit that has very narrow bottoms, with 2" cuffs. With the wrong shoes, yes - they do look clunky. I think it depends on the perfect shoe, which in this case should be a sleek one.
 

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cuffs may help. but 16" is still 16".
it would help if you would wear shoes about 3 sizes smaller.
 

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The pants I have with ~16" opening have 3" cuffs. Helps balance the universe.
 

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Get 1 3/4" cuffs, with no break, and wear sleek shoes.
 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker
Unless your shoe size is anything bigger than a 43, I dont think that it will make your shoes look clunky. I have an Isaia suit that has very narrow bottoms, with 2" cuffs. With the wrong shoes, yes - they do look clunky. I think it depends on the perfect shoe, which in this case should be a sleek one.
I'm a US 11, a medium fit.
Originally Posted by a tailor
cuffs may help. but 16" is still 16". it would help if you would wear shoes about 3 sizes smaller.
For sure, unfortunately a good pair of shoes costs twice the price of the trousers, so I'd rather ditch the trousers than crumple my feet
Originally Posted by NORE
The pants I have with ~16" opening have 3" cuffs. Helps balance the universe.
And keeps your ankles warm.
Originally Posted by alliswell
Get 1 3/4" cuffs, with no break, and wear sleek shoes.
Yeah I think I will at least have them cuffed for the small cost this will be, then see how sleek I can get my shoes. As above though, because shoes cost so much more, I'd rather get a good versatile pair of shoes and find trouser fits to match.
 

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