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Windowpane suit, flat front pants... cuffs or no cuffs?

tim_horton

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I'm looking at a charcoal suit with a white windowpane pattern, classic appearance. The trousers are flat front. I know "Da Rules" say that means no cuff. But I was under the impression that windowpanes and pinstripes call for cuffs. Am I wrong? If not, what should I do, cuffs or no cuffs? Or is it simply preference?
 

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I have had many suits over years, and regardless of type, I've always had no cuffs with flat front pants.
 

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Originally Posted by tim_horton
I'm looking at a charcoal suit with a white windowpane pattern, classic appearance. The trousers are flat front. I know "Da Rules" say that means no cuff. But I was under the impression that windowpanes and pinstripes call for cuffs. Am I wrong? If not, what should I do, cuffs or no cuffs? Or is it simply preference?

I would go for a cuff, 2 - 2.5" for a nice balance with the busy fabric, see what size cuffs fits in with the balance of the suit.
 

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These days you can do what you like, not sure there is any rule. I have no cuffs on most of my suits, but really like them with glen check. I also find a cuff looks better with wingtip shoes.

I think 3/11 suits I have have cuffs and 1/8 odd trousers - so i am not stuck on cuffs, but do like to change it up a bit once and a while.
 

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Originally Posted by tim_horton
But I was under the impression that windowpanes and pinstripes call for cuffs.

I've never heard this rule. You can cuff them if you want though, entirely up to you.
 

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Pin up cuffs to see if you prefer them. Compare to no cuffs and decide what works best for you.
 

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Cuff
 

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I think one should cuff all suits trousers.
 

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You could compromise by getting one inch cuffs and enjoy being pilloried by both camps.
 

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Whatever YOU prefer. There is no rule about this or indeed most other things sartorial.
 

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Originally Posted by edmorel
You can always take cuffs off but you can't put cuffs on once hemmed without, unless the guy leaves you at least 4 inches of extra fabric tucked inside.

+1
 

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I feel that we could help you more if we knew whether or not you carried a Derringer.

Report back and then we can make a definitive finding.

Also, not to be a pedant, but all pants bottoms are cuffed. Some are cuffed on the outside.

Others? Inside.
 

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