A guide to trouser cuffs part 6

A guide to trouser cuffs

A guide to trouser cuffs part 6

A cuff is a folded edge at the hem at the bottom and it looks like a turned-up edge that it is added to the pant leg.

Tips on wearing cuffs, number 1:

Traditionally, a cuff is not cut but simply folded from excess fabric at the bottom hem. Because of that, if you will let out the cuffs, you could always create a longer pair of pants or trousers. When you do that, you usually do not have enough fabric left to put a cuff back on. In that case, you simply add a faux cuff meaning it is cut separately and then sewn on to give you a little more extra room when you are short on fabric.

Tips on wearing cuffs, number 2:

For bespoke trousers or suits, you sometimes also see angled cuffs which is more difficult to do and they are always faux cuffs because you cannot have a continuous piece of fabric with a faux cuff. The benefit of the angled cuff is that you do not have a break in the front, at the same time, the back part of the trouser leg reaches almost the heel which is very pleasing. You also reveal more of the shoe. On the formality scale, cuffed trousers are always less formal than pants without cuffs.

An idea for an outfit:

You can wear a combination of cuffed trousers in houndstooth with black and white as well as a green jacket that is part of a suit that you can combine with a white dress shirt with French cuffs and black cufflinks. That will go well with the silver buckle on the black double monk strap shoes. Your tie can be purple with tones of green and orange and socks can be navy with purple straps.