To cuff or not to cuff........slacks

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  1. KobeMan

    KobeMan Member

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    I'm purchasing several new suits and I'm debating whether or not to cuff the pants.  For your info, the pants are pleated. I know traditionally, pleated pants should be cuffed. But I'm not exactly the most traditional conservative guy and this also applies to my style. It seems that non-cuffed suit-pants, or non-cuffed pants in general gives a more modern chic look? please advise?

    I should also add, that I've noticed most people now in corporate wearing cuffless pants. And I'm talking about young successful co-workers and peers mindful of their style.
     


  2. MikeF

    MikeF Senior member

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    In my humble opinion, uncuffed, pleated suit pants provide a "I don't know how to dress myself" look, similar to that acheived by buttoning up all the buttons on a suit jacket.
     


  3. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    I agree with Mike. I think plain fronts should be uncuffed, and pleated pants, whether part of a suit or not, should always be cuffed.
     


  4. Renwick

    Renwick Senior member

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    I say it depends on the style of the suit more than the pleats. A less conservative suit can be worn with no cuff. I personally don't really like cuffs.
     


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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Cuffs are designed to give the leg a fuller look. With this in mind, I would cuff pleated pants, and with a full break, since pleats are included, in part, for the same reason. For similar reasons, I would not include pleats on slim, flat front pants. I have to confess, though, that I sometimes break this rule for lightweight "three season" suits with single pleats on the pants, in which case I sometimes opt for the non-pleated look.
     


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    Thracozaag Senior member

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    I also think it depends on the cut of the suit. Uncuffed pants on a 3-button look rather nice, I think.
     


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    bigbadbuff Senior member

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    I have single pleats on the trousers of a charcoal Corneliani suit that I haven't gotten tailored yet. I was all set on getting them cuffed, but now you guys are making me rethink it. [​IMG] This is definitely a 'dress' suit, but I think it's versatile enough to wear with a great shirt/tie as well as collared knits. Hmmmm... I imagine I'll get them cuffed in the end.
     


  8. Renwick

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    If I were you I'd go with cuffs, the only single pleat pants I have that are not cuffed are not that conservative (Prada, Gucci, etc.). If you have more than one pleat ALWAYS get cuffs, IMO.
     


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