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to cuff or not to cuff

itsstillmatt

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always cuffed unless they are formalwear. anybody who tells you something different is wrong.
 

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I disagree.
 

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whenever you want it to be. Isn't that the greatest part about America? That and maybe meritocratic individualism, but not really,
 

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I cuff the pants of my business suits.

For other non-formal and non-semi-formal pants, I prefer them uncuffed, but if they are too long, adding cuffs is used as a solution.


Originally Posted by dapperdude
When should pants be cuffed?
 

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Is it more common to cuff or uncuff black pants, or is this another matter of personal preferance?
 

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Originally Posted by Sartorian
Is it more common to cuff or uncuff black pants, or is this another matter of personal preferance?
Black 'pants' are usually part of a tuxedo, so they wouldn't be cuffed. Any other time you'd wear black pants, cuffs are inadvisable, since crumbs might fall into them while you're wiping off the customer's table.
 

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Many bespoke, I have receieved from Mr. Bodner, were not cuffed.
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
always cuffed unless they are formalwear. anybody who tells you something different is wrong.

I don't cuff my flat front (non formalwear) trousers.
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
always cuffed unless they are formalwear. anybody who tells you something different is wrong.

Even cords? I cuff everything except cords and chinos.
 

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I cuff American suits with pleats (e.g., Hickey-Freeman). I don't cuff Italian suits, regardless of whether they have pleats or not (e.g., Isaia and Corneliani). I don't wear British suits.

Those are my general rules of thumb.
 

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im a failry short man at 5'6" so I choose not the cuff pants in order to appear taller. Have you not read "Dressing the Man"?
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
always cuffed unless they are formalwear. anybody who tells you something different is wrong.

+1

And remember it doesn't qualify as a cuff unless it's at least 1 3/4" wide...2" is even better.
 

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