I take it that you’re interested in learning a few ways how to cuff your jeans or pants. In this quick guide, I’ll show you 4 ways that I roll my pants (including my favorite method) that you can copy if you’d like.
First thing’s first, you want to make sure that your pants are either slim or skinny fit. There should be a nice taper down the leg. This will allow for a better looking finish with all four of the methods I’m going to cover. Baggy jeans or pants won’t cut it and will more often than not, look really sloppy.
With that being said, let’s get started.
HOW TO ROLL JEANS OR PANTS FOR MEN
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1. THE DOUBLE PANTS CUFF
The “Double” pants roll has been my go-to for the longest time. You want to cuff your pants about an inch, more or less, depending on your desired aesthetic.
You simply, cuff it up once and then one more time. It’s a tried and true pants cuffing method that provides an air of casualness to any outfit. Feel free to make it as clean and crisp of a roll as you want, but it doesn’t have to be. I personally like my cuffs to be extra crispy.
2. THE UPSIDE DOWN PANTS CUFF
I completely made this one up. I’m not even sure if you can call it a cuff. Instead of rolling on the outside, you roll on the inside. It’s a good way to shorten the length of your pants if you’ve yet to have them hemmed or if you simply refuse to get them tailored.
Make sure that it’s the right type of pants. It probably wouldn’t look right with jeans, but in this case, I thought the wool trousers still looked pretty good after cuffing with the “Upside Down” technique. Try it out and see if it works for you.
3. THE FRESH PRINCE PANTS CUFF
Shout out to Big Willy Style for inspiring this next cuffing method. “Chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool…” I’m sure you can recite the rest by heart.
The “Fresh Prince” is all about casual nonchalance. It’s rolling your pants as if you didn’t care. Just flip them up once and let them be, no fixing or fine-tuning. Effortless, casual, cool—just the way it should be.
4. THE PINROLL PANTS CUFF
And finally, a favorite among many guys and women—for good reason. The classic “Pinroll” is the most streamlined and sharp of all the cuffing styles. It looks great with sneakers and boots in my opinion. The key is that you have to be wearing tapered pants for it to look good.
The pinroll is best with the tailored aesthetic. I’ll definitely be incorporating the pinroll into my spring and summer getups for sure. I personally like to keep the cuff on the thinner side as it makes for a cleaner finish.
And there you have it, 4 ways to cuff your jeans or trousers so that you can add a little extra flair to your everyday casual outfits. I hope you enjoyed this short guide as much as I enjoyed writing it!
Note: This post was originally published in March 2017. I’ve since refreshed the content for 2021 and beyond.
WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO METHOD TO CUFF YOUR PANTS?
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