The larger your cuff, the shorter you look. It sounds simple, but the ins and out of rolling your pants can be complicated. The image below has the cuffs rolled twice. GQ — Best Dressed List.
But it is a little odd to wear during the colder, winter months. Before we begin, let me show you a quick and dirty way to figure out the proper width of your cuff by using your finger joints. Use the pinroll cuff in the next section, instead. Before you start cuffing, you should already have your jeans and shoes on.
This will maintain the proper promotions for your body type. After finishing the second roll, the bottom of the cuff should just hit the top of your outer or inner ankle bone, like in the image below: The bottom of the cuff should either lightly graze the top of the shoe or boot or go a little bit past the top of the boot or high top. The image below, has the pants rolled up 3 times on the left and 2 times on the right. Both are equally acceptable lengths. Again, start with your pants and shoes already on.
To start, pinch the fabric on the inside of your ankle so it feels slightly snug against your leg or ankle. Now fold the fabric over towards your heel.
The reason why we do this is because it hides the fold better than if you folded the fabric towards the front. And showing a bit of ankle can give you the appearance of being taller? With denim, the seam on the pant is small, so you can basically do whatever cuff size you want.
I rolled the hem twice, but the general rule with selvedge denim is you always cuff it at least once. Yes, I am wearing socks! And check out this guide for tips on sockless styling. For the second look, I went with a bold cuff. The loose fit of the pant is balanced out by the bold size of the cuff. The larger your cuff, the shorter you look. It segments the line of your leg.
Rolling a chino adds style to a look. It creates a visual stopping point, just like a shirt collar or a sleeve cuff at your wrist. It makes for a more polished, clean look, especially when paired with my Earthkeepers Original 6-inch Boots. The size of a cuff can actually change how tall you appear.
So if you need the cuff width to be about 2″ wide, the top of the cuff would hit right around the second or middle joint, like in the picture below: The Simple Cuff This cuff works especially well with slim fit jeans. Aug 29, · In this video professional male image consultant and men's style expert, Aaron Marino of I Am Alpha M, shows you how to cuff your jeans, pants and chinos. Cuffs are back and is a great way to show off your great shoes, cool socks and personal style. Since your pants are a bit wider to begin with, they'll look more anchored than they would with a diminutive cuff.