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    #16
    Cuffed trousers are quite on-trend in the haute menswear circles. Personally I don't see any need for them unless the trousers are pleated or meant to be worn with a double-breasted jacket, where they lend both literal and visual weight to balance the top and bottom parts of the outfit. Those looks (or rather, how they have been reimagined and appropriated from old fuddy-duddy-dom in recent years) are too fashion forward for my needs, so I stick with single-breasted jackets and flat-front trousers with no cuff.
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      #17
      Originally posted by theplayerking View Post
      With those particular trousers, I would go with no cuff and a small break—essentially as they’re shown on the website.
      What about these particular trousers would make you go no cuff, if you don't mind my asking?

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        #18
        Originally posted by Leanderthal View Post
        What about these particular trousers would make you go no cuff, if you don't mind my asking?
        As [MENTION=2341]LesserBlackDog[/MENTION] noted, cuff are trending right now. However they’re usually with a very slim, tapered look. The LE trousers you cite are a bit fuller. Adding cuffs could make them a bit 90s (fuddy-duddy?) in my opinion. It’s a matter of personal taste, but the trend in cuffs right now is more like this:

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          #19
          Originally posted by theplayerking View Post
          As [MENTION=2341]LesserBlackDog[/MENTION] noted, cuff are trending right now. However they’re usually with a very slim, tapered look. The LE trousers you cite are a bit fuller. Adding cuffs could make them a bit 90s (fuddy-duddy?) in my opinion. It’s a matter of personal taste, but the trend in cuffs right now is more like this:

          Ah, noted. Would you say then that Butler in the picture that I posted looks "fuddy-duddy"? Or does being an older gentleman allow him to wear this look successfully?

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            #20
            Originally posted by Leanderthal View Post
            Ah, noted. Would you say then that Butler in the picture that I posted looks "fuddy-duddy"? Or does being an older gentleman allow him to wear this look successfully?
            He looks good. But as you noted, he's older which makes styling the pants that way more age-appropriate. Everything is also fitted really well. If you get the perfect tiny break like that, cuffs on slightly-wider pants are easier to pull off.

            Those Land's End pants could be styled with cuffs and wouldn't look bad. They aren't wide. They're just not super-slim. But styling that way will not look fashion forward, specifically because they aren't super-slim. And they also probably won't look classic unless you're 50.

            But you could always get them cuffed and take the cuffs off if you don't like them.

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              #21
              Originally posted by Leanderthal View Post
              Ah, noted. Would you say then that Butler in the picture that I posted looks "fuddy-duddy"? Or does being an older gentleman allow him to wear this look successfully?

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              He looks like an older dandy. Which, as far as I can tell, is what he is. *shrug*

              Part of the reason he is able to get away with a straighter pant fit without his cuffs swallowing his shoes (and looking quite dated) is that his legs appear to be rail-thin. If someone with an ass (like me) wore a straight-leg trouser like that, the leg opening would positively billow.

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                #22
                Hmm, ok. Thank you guys. I appreciate your feedback. I can't say that I'm really fond of the idea of a slim cuffed pant either though as to how fashion forward it is right now and I would imagine it will fall out. I'm also not extremely fond of no break. I guess I thought I slight break cuffed was a bit more timeless and not dependant upon so many variables.

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by Leanderthal View Post
                  Ah, noted. Would you say then that Butler in the picture that I posted looks "fuddy-duddy"? Or does being an older gentleman allow him to wear this look successfully?
                  I’m not a fan of that pic for multiple reasons. I generally like the monochromatic look (and frequently wear it myself) but I don’t like that combination. And yes, his trousers look age appropriate, but I’m not his age and I wouldn’t wear them.

                  I have several pairs of Jort trousers and really like them, but I know they’re not to everyone’s taste. I work on Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan and see guys in everything from Combatant Gentlemen to Kiton. Right now, unless you’re making a fashion-forward choice, cuffs look a bit old-fashioned. Put another way, go badass or go home.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by theplayerking View Post
                    I’m not a fan of that pic for multiple reasons. I generally like the monochromatic look (and frequently wear it myself) but I don’t like that combination. And yes, his trousers look age appropriate, but I’m not his age and I wouldn’t wear them.

                    I have several pairs of Jort trousers and really like them, but I know they’re not to everyone’s taste. I work on Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan and see guys in everything from Combatant Gentlemen to Kiton. Right now, unless you’re making a fashion-forward choice, cuffs look a bit old-fashioned. Put another way, go badass or go home.
                    Haha, roger that! Thanks for all the advice.

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                      #25
                      Cuffs offer a significant advantage in terms of drape. I like my cuffs at 1.5 inches because of my average height and full body type. I do not like my suit trousers cuffed as a general rule, but I like most of my wool/corduroy trousers with cuffs. With a narrow opening (8.6 inches and below, for my frame), and no/slight break they look good IMO. Butler's outfit would look awesome on anybody regardless of age.

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                        #26
                        I ended up getting the straight tailored fit, 16" opening, in light heather grey and also the slim, 14.5" opening, in Prince of Wales. I'll cuff the slim.... going badass .
                        http://www.landsend.com/products/men...81?sku_0=::DM6
                        I know they're poly blended, but I can't really afford 100% flannel trousers. I would rather put the money elsewhere. And for $23 a piece I can't really complain!

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