Cuff Or Not To Cuff
Many guys ask about cuffs on dress pants. The simple answer is easy, but lets look a little deeper.
Flat Front vs Pleats- It all starts with this. If your dress pant has pleats on it, then absolutely get cuffs. The normal size cuff is about an inch and a half, with more fashion forward people doing two inches. If your dress pant has a flat front, then usually you will be doing no cuff or "straight bottom." However, flat front has a couple options.
The versatile front; Most of your clothes are probably year round weights, which should ultimately be finished as a straight bottom. IF, you have a heavier wool or flannel type of pant (which is for the fall/winter) than you can feel free to experiment with a cuff- nothing less that 1.5 inches in width. When you start to understand this, you will every now and then see yourself putting a cuff on a very fashion forward summer suit- but this is EASY to mess up, so stay away from that unless you're positive on what you are doing.
If you decide to put a cuff on the flat front, make sure of two things: The pant is slimmer and the length is shorter.
What you don't want is to try and be fashionable, when you're not. Pant must be slim, length must be shorter. Look for the length of the pant to barely have a break, like the picture below.
The image at the top of the post is a length that is very fashion forward, if you aren't sure if you are doing it right then email me and we can discuss. But like anything else, if one thing is wrong; than its all wrong (and looks god awful).