I don't know--I don't have much love for cuffs. For that matter, I don't have much love for pleats, either--these are my only pleated pants. Maybe it's an age thing--at 24 I wasn't into suits. At 34 I'm not into cuffs. Who knows what 44 will bring? But if the consensus is that pleats and cuffs go together (and would therefore seem off without them) then I'll leave them. It's not like the sight of cuffs will have people hurling rotten food at me.