All it takes is a simple styling trick to make your whole look seem more put-together. And we’ve got the one that’s in-fashion right now: Cuffed pants.
Roll your hem wide or skinny. Stack socks underneath or choose bare ankles. Wear denim or chinos. Whatever details you prefer, the final result is bound to be crisp, polished, and dapper.
To some, it comes as second nature. After all, it’s not a new trend. James Dean and Marlon Brando were doing it in the 50s. Elvis Presley cuffed his jeans into the 60s. You could spot the look on The Ramones in the 70s. Essentially, as long as denim has been around, guys have found a way to put their own spin on it.
For everyone else, this trend can be a tough one to crack. When is it appropriate to roll your hem? We’ve gathered a few men’s street style looks to provide inspiration.
Styled with socks:
If you don’t want to sacrifice comfort for style and socks are your go-to accessory, try taking a few tips from these men. Choose a sock that’s one hue brighter than your top, like a vivid blue for a denim-on-denim ensemble. Or stick to neutral colors if you’re wearing a statement top or jacket, like the cozy striped flannel pictured above. That way, your clothes won’t clash with one another. Lastly, you can go for socks that blend seamlessly with your pants. Yes, it takes attention off your cuff but it looks so killer with black skinnies.
Styled with t-shirt and jeans:
The sock-less look is no longer reserved for sailors wearing Sperrys (although we’re obsessed with that look, too). Now, men are choosing to go bare under sporty sneakers. This one’s for all those simple, t-shirt-and-jeans kind of guys. This trick could do wonders for your personal style. Roll your denim to about mid-calf and feel that soothing breeze on your ankles. Fuss free.
Styled with trousers:
Or maybe you’re the type of guy who chooses to steer clear of denim as best you can. You want your look to be fresh, polished, and (especially during the summer months) lightweight. Roll your trousers and team them with loafers, oxfords, or boat shoes. Leave the socks at home so you can kick off your shoes and run in the sand at a moment’s notice. It’s the secret to your best summer vacation yet.