Cuffing your jeans can add a little something extra to your outfit. It can also be an easy way to draw attention to your pants and your shoes.
Most people simply roll their jeans up a few times and call it a day. However, this can leave you with an abnormal silhouette that can ruin your look. There are many different ways to cuff your jeans and still have the rest of your outfit looking sharp.
We will be discussing six easy ways that you can incorporate this fashion trend into your style. However, before you can start cuffing, you need to find yourself the perfect pair of jeans. It is important to note that not all jeans work well with a cuff. For example, baggy and wide-legged pants are not recommended, but skinny jeans are.
So without further ado, let's take a look at how to cuff jeans for guys.
The Single Roll
The single roll is very trendy at the moment. It is similar to the long roll - the only difference is that the cuff is not as thick.
This cuff works best with a pair of skinny jeans. Start by folding the bottom of your jeans upwards by an inch. You have the option of tucking the hem behind the cuff, but it looks good either way.
Don’t wear any shoes that are too narrow with the single roll. Try something in between thick and thin, such as Stan Smiths. This look can work with shorter or longer legs, but it will probably do longer legs a bit more justice.
The Skinny Roll
The skinny roll is a very subtle look. It works best with skinny denim or boot cut jeans. If you are on the taller side, this may not be the best option for you. However, if your legs are shorter, the skinny roll can work wonders for making them look a bit longer.
Fold the hem of your jeans about three times. It is very important that you only do small folds as this will give it the “skinny” look. Again, you could use safety pins to keep the rolls in place.
Instead of thicker shoes or boots, try a smaller pair of shoes. For example, flat shoes like Converse or Vans look great with the skinny roll.
The Long Roll
This is a very easy way of cuffing your jeans. It is also one of the most common and popular ways of doing it.
The long roll works best on people who have longer legs, as it makes your legs appear shorter. For this reason, avoid this technique if you are on the shorter side or if you have smaller legs.
All you have to do is fold the bottom of your jeans about an inch and a half. If you are worried about it unraveling, you can always use one or two safety pins to keep the cuff in place.
Not all shoes look good with a cuff. For the long roll, try pairing your jeans with some heavy shoes or boots, such as Timbs or six-inch sneakers.
The Double Cuff
The double cuff looks rather similar to the single roll. Although they are about the same size, this cuff is slightly thicker because it is rolled twice.
All you have to do is roll the hem of your jeans twice. Make sure that the fold is about one inch thick each time you roll.
This style will make your legs appear shorter. For this reason, it is not recommended for guys who have shorter legs.
Pair this look with a pair of chunky shoes, such as Nike sneakers or some high tops. The double cuff also works best with skinny jeans or other narrow-legged pants.
The Bicycle Cuff
You won’t see the bicycle cuff as often as you will the others. However, it can still make an outfit if it is paired with the correct shoes and done correctly. You should also consider this look for the summer months, as it will show off your ankles.
Start by doing the double cuff. Next, slide the bottom of your jeans up your legs so that they sit just under your knee or about halfway up your shin.
The bicycle cuff looks best on shorter legs. It is also recommended that you use a pair of skinny or narrow-legged jeans for this look.
To finish the outfit off, pair your cuffed jeans with a pair of narrow shoes, such as Vans or Converse sneakers.
The Messy Roll
The messy roll is also one of the most popular cuffs out there. The newest fashion trend is the “carefree” or “effortless” look, which is why this style is so perfect.
Start by pulling the fabric from the inside hem and wrap the excess fabric around the back of your ankle. Roll your jeans one or two times until they are tight. The cuff should be about one inch thick - it will be similar to the size of the single roll.
The messy roll can look great on both short and long legs. However, it does look best when done on a pair of skinny jeans.
You can pair this versatile cuff with any style or shape of shoe. Many guys wear Timberland boots or other thick shoes with the messy cuff, but it all depends on your preference.
Many guys simply roll their jeans up and call it a day. However, there are various ways that you can cuff your jeans to make your legs appear longer or shorter.
The different types of cuffs include the single roll, the double cuff, the skinny roll, the bicycle roll, the long roll, and the messy roll. The bicycle roll looks best on shorter legs, and the messy roll looks great on anyone.
It is also important that you pair your cuffed jeans with the correct pair of shoes. For example, the long roll looks best with a pair of thick and heavy shoes, such as Timberland boots or six-inch sneakers.