#TeachingTuesday ...It's CUFFING Season
First, let’s get clear on what we’re talking about. Pants cuffs, or trouser turn-ups, are the bottom edges of your pant legs folded outside rather than inside.
If they’re folded inside, what you’ve got there are hems.
History Of The Cuffed Pant
Supposedly, pant cuffs were invented by the playboy son of Queen Victoria, the future King Edward VII, in the 1890s. He designed them to be worn during typical British weather, to raise the pant leg and avoid getting the royal trouser bottoms soaked with mud.
Cuff Advantages 1) Casual Style 2) Flatter Tall Men
Cuff Disadvantages 1) More informal look 2) Can Make You Look Shorter And Heavier
No Cuff Advantages 1) Suitable for formal wear 2) Makes Shorter Guys Look Taller 3) Best For Flat-Fronted Trousers
No Cuff Disadvantages 1) No Getting Around The Tailor
2) Makes Tall Guys Look Lanky
3) No Good With Double Pleats
How High Should I Cuff My Pants?
The pants barely touch the top of the shoes, so they don’t crumple at all.
While this looks razor sharp with uncuffed pants, it’s even better for cuffed pants. If you iron a strong crease into them, they’ll rest in a nice pointed shape that looks just as good as an uncuffed pair’s break.
The pants rest lightly on top of the shoes and have a slight crumple (break) to them – this is the most common and safe choice.
Cuffed trousers break a little differently from uncuffed ones, so if you go for this with cuffed pants, go for a ‘light break’ where they just brush the shoe without creating any large creases.
Longer still, this is a bold casual look but difficult to pull off without looking sloppy.
A full break is not for cuffed pants. It looks awkward, and the cuff gets buried in excess fabric.