Guys know as well as girls know that finding the perfect pair of jeans is anything but simple. The rear is too baggy, the leg's too wide or everything about them is just plain awkward. If you happen to find a good fit, there’s a chance the length is a little off.
Instead of starting your search at another retail spot or having to visit the tailor to get them hemmed, try the old-fashioned cuffed jean, like today’s Fashionisto. It’s been popular since the days when the 49ers rolled up their jeans during the gold rush — for practical purposes of course.
In 2010 cuffed jeans were one of the hottest trends in menswear, but judging by the looks of the Mizzou campus, they’re back to stay. Practical purposes aside, the look is totally on point. It’s an incredibly easy way to alter your look and take the same old pair of jeans and make them something new.
How hard can it be to cuff? Well simple, but there are different variations of the typical cuff. This article from the New York Times offers styling advice for men looking to cuff their favorite staple. This is from the last surge in the cuffed trend in 2010, but the rules stand nearly the same. Take a look if you have any worries about jumping right in. Also, don’t limit the cuff to jeans. Zenga’s fall 2012 show featured cuffs on many of its dress pants. Or try cuffing your favorite pair of shorts
The best part about this trend for men, it’s noncommittal. It’s not an alteration that can’t be undone. It’s not a permanent change, men. So it’s absolutely worth a shot. Trust me, you won’t be the only man on campus trying it out.