To cuff or not to cuff?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GentryLtd, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. GentryLtd

    GentryLtd Member

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    Flat front pants with your suits -- do you like a cuff or a plain bottom? My instinct lends me to say a slight break with a plain bottom, but this seems like one area where it would be cool to break the rule and cuff it. I suppose the correct answer may be found in moderation, having some of each. What say you, styleforum.net poster? To cuff or not to cuff your plain front suit pant?
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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  3. Poloboy

    Poloboy Well-Known Member

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    Always cuff your trousers.
    Trousers have an unfinished and cheap look without them.
    The only exception is formal wear.
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ter1413 Senior member

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    I cuff everything...including my boxers!
     
  6. GentryLtd

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    Side question -- I can't tell from your picture, is that Hickey sport coat you're selling a 2 button or 3? Also, is it side vents?
     
  7. tim_horton

    tim_horton Senior member

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    I cuff everything, even though the rules say I shouldn't (I'm 5'6".) I jsut like the way it looks. Though I don't go in for the large cuff sometimes seen on SF.
     
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    Gauss17 Senior member

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    I prefer no cuff with a half break, but I think this is really personal taste.
     
  9. mhdena

    mhdena Senior member

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    In a few years no cuff pants especially with a suit will tend to make the suit look dated.
     
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    dragon8 Senior member

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    I agree except for the boxers!
     
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    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    This should have been a poll. 99% of my pants are fabulously uncuffed.
     
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    crinklecut Senior member

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    Sounds like someone needs a hug :nodding:
     
  13. Poloboy

    Poloboy Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like somebody needs to get a life
     
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    Oooh, you're a spicy little sausage.
     
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    MDeKelver Senior member

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    Okay, for civility (and to pull this back up): I would pose the following theses:

    Depends on the fabric: Lighter fabrics appreciate the weight. Heavier fabrics need the structure or you have a boxy look at the bottom.

    Depends on the Trouser: A narrower leg which is hemmed higher than a wider leg takes a cuff better than a wider leg which normally is hemmed longer (full break).

    I ask as I've currently taken delivery of a Canali 19XXX suit with the narrow trouser, and think a good strong cuff would really take it off. Cloth is from the summer line and about 270g (9.5 oz).

    All appreciated.
     

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