Cuffing (or rolling) has been a staple attribute to the look of many hipsters, preps, urbanites, and fashionistas for a few years but is the trend now over?
The answer is a bit more complicated than a standard yes or no. It is true that many designers and stylists have chosen the “straight legged” look in the past year, but the phenom is not going anywhere just yet. It has developed to more of a style choice per individual and outfit.
We here at The Beard Mag are here to help guide you to determine when it is appropriate to cuff / roll:
When to cuff…
Cuffing is quite common among dress pants but not universal. The world of style has all sorts of nitpicking rules, and with cuffs, there is no shortage of supposed regulations. Pleated pants – ones with creases on the legs – are generally cuffed. Many hold the belief that flat-front pants should never be cuffed, but GQ says that it is okay pending the width of the pant leg. Slim fit pants should forego the cuff.
When to roll…
Rolling (another form of cuffing) tends to be a trend that wavers. Years back, it seemed like everyone was rolling – The New York Times even dedicated an entire article to the fashion statement. Now that the fervor has calmed, you can wear rolled pants as you wish. It is just important to always remember that there is a time and a place. The look is pretty casual and best used when you have great socks or want to show off some new kicks. Remember to keep your rolls tight and only a couple inches from the top of your shoe.
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