While there’s no rule stating that you must cuff the bottom of your jeans, doing so is a great way to enhance your image. It draws attention to your shoes while also promoting a cleaner and more concise appearance. But there’s a right way and a wrong way to cuff jeans, and we’re going to reveal how to do it correctly.
Check the Weight of Your Jeans
It’s important to choose the right jeans if you intend to cuff the bottom. If they are too heavy, the fold won’t take as well. It may unravel or otherwise struggle to retain its shape. Nonetheless, you need jeans of a suitable weight to cuff them, usually around 13-14 ounces. If your jeans weigh more than 15 ounces, you’ll experience difficulty when trying to cuff the bottom.
There are several ways to cuff your jeans, one of which involves the pinroll. To create the pinroll, roll the bottom of your jeans about an inch up, and then fold the denim fabric back down. You can then cuff your jeans at the hem to create a smooth cuff. The pinroll cuff looks best when worn with straight-leg or skinny-leg jeans.
The relaxed roll looks similar to the pinroll, but it has one major difference: an extra inward fold. To create the relaxed roll, follow the steps above by rolling the bottom of your jeans about an inch up and then folding the fabric back down. However, you should then create an additional roll by folding the top of the fabric back inwards; thus, concealing it from plain sight. The relaxed roll is simple and easy to achieve, and it’s often preferred because it hides the true bottom of your jeans.
The Iron Worker
A third roll to consider when sporting jeans is the iron worker. It’s generally recommended for long and/or heavy styles of denim, especially when worn in conjunction with boots. To achieve the iron worker, take the bottom of your jeans and make a cuff about 4-5 inches wide. Next, smooth out the cuff and place it over the top of your boots. Sorry if you were expecting more, but that’s all it takes to make the iron worker cuff!
These are just a few of the most popular ways to cuff the bottom of jeans. So, what’s your preferred cuffing method?