With perfect-fitting custom jeans, you don’t need to cuff your jeans because they’re too long - but because of style reasons. It all comes down to personal preferences and the style you’re aiming for. Let us show you the different ways to properly cuff your jeans and some tips and tricks. Of course, each shoe game requires other jeans cuffing, so our number 1 recommendation is to wear your shoes or boots before rolling up your jeans!
The Skinny Cuff for Jeans
The skinny cuff is a single thigh roll that works best with slim or skinny jeans. Use the natural hem as a guide and fold once around the hem. Voila! Styling couldn't be easier!
Matching shoes: this cuffing style goes excellent with narrow low-top sneakers or loafers.
The Single Cuff for Jeans
Like the skinny cuff, the single cuff is folded only once but broader. Fold it about 2 inches or 5 centimeters above the hem; done! It is probably one of the most popular cuff techniques. It looks sleek and is super easy to make.
As far as the shoes are concerned, sneakers that are not too narrow go great with single-cuffed jeans.
The Double Cuff for Jeans
As the name already suggests, the hem is folded twice. The double roll works best with regular-fit jeans. The cuffing works very simply here, too. As with the single cuff, you take the hem as a guideline and fold it at least twice. As far as the width of the cuff is concerned, it all depends on your height. Be aware that this cuff style may make your legs appear shorter. If you're tall, feel free to fold a wider cuff.
Matching shoes are slightly bulkier sneakers like Hockerty Runners. If you wear boots, you can even fold the cuffs more times.
The Skinny Double Cuff for Jeans
Would you like to give the hem of your skinny cuff more grip? Or do you like the look of the double cuff, but your jeans aren't long enough? Then fold the hem of the skinny cuff a second time, and you have a cool double cuff look in a slimmer version.
The same applies here: stick to relatively flat and narrow shoes when wearing a skinny double cuff.
The Deep Cuff for Jeans
This long single roll is approximately 3 inches/8 centimeters wide. It optically shortens the legs, so not necessarily suitable for rather small men. However very suitable with boots! It goes best with slightly wider pant legs.
The Japanese Cuff for Jeans
This cuff version is probably the most sophisticated of them all. It looks different, and you must look twice to see what is different. Start with a deep cuff of about 3 to 4 inches or 8 to 10 centimeters, and then fold that cuff again in half. Now you have a refined cuff with a certain charm to it. However, the premise for this cuff is sufficiently long jeans.
Pin Roll Cuff for Jeans
The pin roll slims up the button part of your jeans and makes sure that the cuff doesn't flare out. This roll is not intended for too slim jeans but somewhat wider ones. Sol, let's get started: first, uncuff your jeans. Then grab the inside inseam of your pants and fold them vertically as thigh as you like (but not too tight!) so that you have two denim layers on top of each other. Now cuff the hem of your jeans twice, making sure the folded part stays tightly pinned; that will lock the contraction of the fabric. This is how easily you can slim your denim pants. The pin roll is a perfect cuff to show off your sneakers as they get more visible. Or, more practical: to protect your white sneakers from discoloration of the jeans.
Do's you should consider when cuffing:
- The best thing is to put on your jeans and shoes before you start cuffing. Because different shoes require different cuffing styles.
- The cuff should sit at the top of your shoes, not higher.
- Cuff the jeans properly and neatly. Meaning, make sure the jeans don't get twisted or the cuff forms too many wrinkles.
- Iron the hem after each fold if you want an elegant and clean line.
- Cuffing is easy, but it needs a little attention. If you prefer to keep it simple, you can have your cuffs sewn into your jeans.
- A simple rule will serve you as a guide: the wider the jeans are, the wider the cuff should be. The same applies vice versa: the slimmer the jeans, the thinner the rolls.
- A second helpful guideline: if your sneakers are low, fold the hem once or twice. If the sneakers are higher, fold them even 1 or 2 times more.
- That goes without saying, but for the sake of completeness, we want to state it anyway: both cuffs on both legs must be the same width.
- Your socks also need to be presentable as they will become visible. Or wear ankle socks that don't show at all.
Finally, there is the question: can all jeans be cuffed? No! Bootcut, flared, or baggy jeans are unsuitable for cuffing, so please don't.