Should I cuff these pants???

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  1. MBreinin

    MBreinin Senior member

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    Just received a new suit. Spano light tan colored single breasted with peak lapels. Appears to be all silk, or a silk linen blend.

    Pants are already hemmed and are a perfect length. They look good as is, but I am wondering about adding cuffs.

    I can't decide.

    Opinions?

    If I do, I am not doing the full 2 inches I have been doing as of late. I think I will try 1 3/4.

    Thanks,

    Mike
     


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    If its all silk, got some gloss - a slick looking piece - I say no cuffs. However the fabric experts can chime in if a cuff would help an all silk pant drape better. I (shockingly) dont have an all silk suit (yet).
     


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    Doesn't seem to make sense to play with them if they are hemmed and fit perfectly already. There are more ways to affect weight/drape than adding visible cuffs.
     


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    MBreinin Senior member

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    If its all silk, got some gloss - a slick looking piece - I say no cuffs. However the fabric experts can chime in if a cuff would help an all silk pant drape better. I (shockingly) dont have an all silk suit (yet).

    Yeah, it has some gloss/sheen. Not like my SP because it is that rougher silk. The pants are perfect as is, and have heel strips installed and everything...so I hate to mess with them. Actually, the whole suit is near perfect in dimensions. If I didn't want to show more than a faint sliver of shirt cuff, I could wear it as is.

    Still, I have become a cuff junky.

    Mike
     


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    MBreinin Senior member

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    Bump.

    Maybe I will wear it once and ask for opinions before I decide.

    Mike
     


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    Just received a new suit. Spano light tan colored single breasted with peak lapels. Appears to be all silk, or a silk linen blend.

    Pants are already hemmed and are a perfect length. They look good as is, but I am wondering about adding cuffs.

    I can't decide.

    Opinions?

    If I do, I am not doing the full 2 inches I have been doing as of late. I think I will try 1 3/4.

    Thanks,

    Mike


    Why did you not ascertain what it is made of before purchase? Seems a bit odd to say the least.
     


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    Why did you not ascertain what it is made of before purchase? Seems a bit odd to say the least.

    I'm guessing it was thrifted.
    Mike, rougher silk? Dupioni? Pics please.
    STP had a nice looking Belvest that I'm still kicking myself for not buying (so I could channel my inner Michael Corleone).
     


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    The pants are perfect as is

    There's your answer.
     


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    ^^^ What he said - if the trouser length is perfect, and they're already hemmed, leave well enough alone (and the hem reinforcement should do the job of adding a bit of extra weight for proper drape).

    As much as I'm a cuff junkie as well, the world is a place large enough for cuffed AND uncuffed suit trousers.
     


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    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    I say cuff everything, especially suits. I have one suit that I had done with no cuffs on the advice of someone else and I just think the pants look unfinished that way.

    Oh yeah - 1 3/4 inch is ideal for me.
     


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    MBreinin Senior member

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    Why did you not ascertain what it is made of before purchase? Seems a bit odd to say the least.

    It has no content label. I know it is silk. It was advertised as linen.

    I'm guessing it was thrifted.
    Mike, rougher silk? Dupioni? Pics please.
    STP had a nice looking Belvest that I'm still kicking myself for not buying (so I could channel my inner Michael Corleone).


    Not thrifted. It is a "castoff" as PaoloM would say. It was from the B&S.

    Let me see if I can find the ad and steal a pic.

    The biggest bummer was that after close inspection, the sleeves have working buttons. Now, it is a nice touch, but they are a hair too long. I could probably trim a hlaf inch without it looking too odd.

    Mike

    EDIT:

    Here are some pics. Second one shows the material, which is clearly silk. Fortunately, it is very light as silk wears hot.

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    Bump.

    Maybe I will wear it once and ask for opinions before I decide.

    Mike

    Pics would help. I tend to cuff everything, especially suit pants, but yours may look fine as is.
     


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    I only cuff with notch lapels. Not as a rule, just as per my taste.
     


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    Love it. Looks like dupioni to me. I would not cuff. Here is your namesake's suit:
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=63691
    Geary: Because I intend to squeeze you. I don't like your kind of people. I don't like to see you come out to this clean country in oily hair and dressed up in those silk suits, and try to pass yourselves off as decent Americans. I'll do business with you but the fact is that I despise your masquerade, the dishonest way you pose yourself. Yourself and your whole f--king family.
     


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    Love it. Looks like dupioni to me. I would not cuff. Here is your namesake's suit:
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=63691
    Geary: Because I intend to squeeze you. I don't like your kind of people. I don't like to see you come out to this clean country in oily hair and dressed up in those silk suits, and try to pass yourselves off as decent Americans. I'll do business with you but the fact is that I despise your masquerade, the dishonest way you pose yourself. Yourself and your whole f--king family.


    Yeah, I agree. Not quite as much sheen or slubbiness as Michael's though.

    Well, this will save me tailoring fees. Basically, all I need to do is let it hang so the wrinkles come out and wear it.

    Mike
     


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