How To Cuff/Roll Pants – Men’s Fashion & Style Tips – Chinos, Jeans, Joggers, Pinroll, Denim
– Hi, I’m Ashley Weston. I’m a celebrity menswear stylist. So I’ve gotten a ton of requests to do a video about how to cuff your pants. So today I thought I’d show you exactly how I cuff all of my client’s pants. First up is the simple cuff. This cuff is great with slimfit jeans, chino pants, and any shoes you own. I love using this cuff when I want a more clean, sleeker look for my clients.
You wanna avoid using this cuff if you’re wearing straight legged jeans because your ankles will end up swimming in a ton of fabric. A better cuff that would work these types of pants will be the pinroll which we’ll get into a little bit later on. Before you start cuffing, make sure you already have your shoes on. It’s really tough to see what the finished product will look like without them. Hopefully you’ve seen my jeans fit guide so you know they should have a slight break at the hem.
This cuff will not look right with any other type of break. Now if you’re wearing low top shoes, start by first rolling your jeans once. Now make sure that the width of the cuff is uniform all the way around. Then roll it up a second and final time. Now again, make sure the width is equal all the way around. Once you’ve got that done, stand in front of a mirror and look to make sure that the bottom of the cuff hits the top of your ankle bone. Now it doesn’t matter if it’s the inner or outer ankle bone, but just make sure it hits right there. Ideally, the width of your cuff should be between 1.5-2″. A quick and easy way to figure this out is using your finger joints.
So roughly, one joint in your finger is equal to about an inch long. So the proper cuff width will fall somewhere between your first and second joint. If you’re wearing boots or high tops, the bottom of your cuff should lightly graze if not slightly cover the top of them. If that requires rolling your pants more than twice then go ahead and do that. Just make sure that the width of the cuff is still between 1.5-2″. Next up is the pinroll, or as I like to call it, the pinch and roll cuff. I probably use this cuff the most because it eliminates any possibility of your pants swimming around your ankles once they’re cuffed.
Like I said before, you wanna have your shoes already on and obviously have your pants on, please. Check out my jean and chino pant fit guide for details about the type of break your pants should have before you start cuffing. Now this is really important that your pants fit properly and aren’t too long. Otherwise it creates a very chunky and sloppy roll around your ankle which is to be avoided at all costs.
No matter what shoes you’re wearing, including high tops and boots, pinch the fabric on the inside of your ankle so it feels slightly snug. 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. With your thumb still holding the fold against your ankle, start rolling the cuff up. Make sure the roll is between 1-2″ wide. If you’re on the shorter side, keep it around 1″. If you’re taller, then keep it closer to 2″ wide. This will maintain the proper proportions for your stature. You can and should use the finger trick to determine the proper width of your cuff.
Now roll up the cuff a second time. You wanna roll at least twice to make sure that the cuff doesn’t come undone. If you’re wearing low tops, the bottom of your cuff should hit about 1.5-2″ above your outer ankle bone. What that equates to is rolling your pants two to three times. If you’re wearing boots or high tops, while you’re standing up you want the cuffs to lightly graze or cover the tops of them.
So those are the two best ways to cuff your pants. It’s a great detail to add to your outfits during the warmer months, but just keep it at a minimum during the cooler parts of the year. Check out my website for a more in-depth article and subscribe to my channel for more videos like this. If you like this video give it a thumbs up. Alright, guys. Thanks so much for watching. I’ll see ya in the next one. (scratch) (film rolling)
Filming some quick tips today for the website and YouTube channel and then we will head out. Doing a little bit of filming today. Filming. This cuff will not work with any other types of break. Other type of breaks. Hoooo. Excited. Hi, I’m Ashley Weston. (classical music)