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Pants with cuffs (turn-ups)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by imageWIS, May 29, 2004.

  1. AJL

    AJL Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2004
    Indeed--thrice elegant to be sure[​IMG] -AJL [​IMG]
  2. MPS

    MPS Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2003
    Cuffs on dress trousers (i.e. to be worn with tails or a DJ)? Is this a joke?
  3. TomW

    TomW Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2004
    the wastes of the Northern Nevada desert
    couldn't agree more with bigandbuff - he states my personal preferences exactly. The only exception is formal (ie. black/white tie) which I wouldn't dream of having cuffed.
  4. GreyFlannelMan

    GreyFlannelMan Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2004
    I generally have my more traditionally-styled trousers cuffed, be they plain front khakis, wool trousers or suits.  

    A couple of years ago, I updated my wardrobe a bit and bought casual wool trousers from Paul Smith.  It was suggested that they not be cuffed.  I followed the advise, but I must say that at fisrt, it felt weird not to have cuffs.  I also purchased a RTW suit in France a year or so go and they did not recommend cuffs on the trousers.  To this day, it feels strange to me....but looks fine I guess. Not sure I'll do that again.

  5. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    I never have pleats or cuffs on my pants. It just looks so much cleaner, and straighter.
  6. greg_atlanta

    greg_atlanta Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2004
    Cuffs are better for darker fabrics (black, navy, charcoal). On lighter fabrics they're too obvious (and can collect dirt).
  7. Leo Jay

    Leo Jay Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2004
    I wouldn't dream of wearing slacks or suit trousers without cuffs - to my eye, my pants would look unfinished without them. Â But then, I generally only wear double pleated pants. Â I'm tall and very slender, so I like the slight bit of extra fullness that a double pleat provides; unpleated or single-pleat trousers emphasize my slender hips and beanpole legs more than I'd like. Â [​IMG] Â I also cuff my chinos and casual slacks and never wear jeans. Oddly, formal dress always leaves me feeling a bit unsatisfied because while I'm far too traditional to ever dream of cuffing those pants, I do still have that feeling that an uncuffed hem does looks a bit unfinished. Â Well, what can you do... good thing I don't socialize in circles that require me to don formal dress with any regularity. Â [​IMG]

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