A guide to trouser cuffs part 2

A guide to trouser cuffs

A guide to trouser cuffs part 2

In recent years, cuffs, also known as turn-ups, have somewhat fallen out of favor with mainstream men. At the same time, it is a very classic look that has been around for a long time and will likely also be a part of classic men’s wardrobe for the foreseeable future.

When do you typically see cuffs on trouser hems? Number 2:

In the collegiate realm, cuffs are favored by people who are interested in Trad style. On the other hand, if you are more a follower of the preppy style, you are more likely to just manually turn-up your un-cuffed pants.

When do you typically see cuffs on trouser hems? Number 3:

Cuffs are also often a feature on odd trousers or slacks that are worn to the office. Just think of the typical gray flannel pants with a navy blazer, for example, or other office outfits that are a bit more serious. When it comes to casual pants, you still may encounter turn-ups on chinos or khakis even though you can also find them without cuffs.

When do you typically see cuffs on trouser hems? Number 4:

When it comes to traditional workwear such as denim or jeans, you will not find a cuff because that would simply be impractical. In this day and age, a cuff on a pair of jeans would simply look weird. That aside, you can also find cuffs on shorts, typically, they make it a little less formal so for most shorts, I do not think they are appropriate but it is an option that exists.

To cuff or not to cuff? Number 1:

The bottom line is cuffs or turn-ups are optional and it is a personal style choice. For example in my suit collection, I have a bunch of suits with cuffs that are a little more casual, at the same time, I have three-piece suits that do not feature cuffs whereas others do feature cuffs.