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Cuffs and pleats 15 17.86%
Cuffs and plain front 10 11.90%
Plain hem and pleats 14 16.67%
Plain hem and plain front 48 57.14%
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:16 PM
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:03 PM
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I prefer plain hem and plain front, but have all the above.

I'm wearing cargo shorts at the moment.

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Old 02-22-2012, 07:40 PM
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For a suit cuffs and pleats. Its the most traditional for business wear, so its my first choice when I have to suit it. I always get a matching pair of plain front cuffs for versatility. If you can find it "Dress for Success" still holds up and you can't go wrong following its rules and advice.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:10 PM
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OK, advice solicited... I'm short but with good proportions, with a slender to athletic build. I've owned all sorts of combinations, but never really developed a preference. Question is, do you think cuffs (or pleats, for that matter) tend to make one look shorter?
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OK, advice solicited... I'm short but with good proportions, with a slender to athletic build. I've owned all sorts of combinations, but never really developed a preference. Question is, do you think cuffs (or pleats, for that matter) tend to make one look shorter?
I think there's a little truth to that idea, but it's subtle...not enough that I'd change because of it. I personally think guys who have a slender, athletic build should go flat front, plain hem, regardless of height.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:16 PM
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Mid 70s Leisure suit pants. Bright lime green with a red racing stripe down each side. Extra wide bells cause when I dance I like the bottoms to show some flare...............

On a serious note, I no longer wear suits, ties or anything else remotely related to the business world. It's levis and/or shorts for this old boy now and I am diggin' it....................
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:58 PM
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I think there's a little truth to that idea, but it's subtle...not enough that I'd change because of it. I personally think guys who have a slender, athletic build should go flat front, plain hem, regardless of height.
I'll add that your shorter guys should stick with 2-button jackets. If you must have a 3-button, make sure it has the lapel that "rolls" over the top button. Please - no 5-button politburo suits that JohnVF favors.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:51 PM
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Lord what an unexpected question! Down here I made it through the winter without having to put on long pants at all. I have cargo pants though, somewhere. Not pleated. I did have to attend a funeral up North in PA. I was traveling in the RV at the time and I went into a Macy's and asked the gentleman in the Mens department what to buy to wear and I wound up with pleated dark gray cuffed slightly puffy pants, a Black loosely cut linen jacket and a slightly fancy shirt and bright tie. I felt like I should have a Posse with me! Nice change from flip flops and a Hawaiian shirt! It went over well. So I guess I have one of each.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:41 PM
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Lord what an unexpected question! Down here I made it through the winter without having to put on long pants at all. I have cargo pants though, somewhere. Not pleated. I did have to attend a funeral up North in PA. I was traveling in the RV at the time and I went into a Macy's and asked the Black, Gay gentleman in the Mens department what to buy to wear and I wound up with pleated dark gray cuffed slightly puffy pants, a Black loosely cut linen jacket and a slightly fancy shirt and bright tie. I felt like I should have a Posse with me! Nice change from flip flops and a Hawaiian shirt! It went over well. So I guess I have one of each.
Funny story! Similar experience for me... I went shopping (also at Macy's) for nice shoes for the first time since my separation, and had no idea what to buy. I solicited the advice of a couple also browsing the shoes, and they were very helpful and glad to be asked. I get a lot of compliments on the shoes!
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:22 PM
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I have NEVER EVER heard trouser 'Turnups' called 'Cuffs' before (in the UK, a term for shirts only) - but hey, I don't get out much

To answer the question, Cuffs only on suit trousers (but not always), plain hems, and no pleats.

EDIT: I seem to have stopped this one dead in its tracks
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I like my pants with pleats,cuffs, and tailored. Pleats don' make me look fat. I weigh 145 lbs. I prefer Italian cut suits. English cut suits make me look to thin.

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Old 03-11-2012, 10:26 PM
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:48 AM
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Cuffs and pleats for my suit pants, neither on jeans, pleats on my khakis and work slacks.
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Hmm... never saw this thread...

IMO, pleats are dreadful. As for cuffs, I prefer plain with no cuffs. Traditional rule is that cuffs should only be present on pleated pants.

More important than anything else is that clothes should fit properly and suits should be properly tailored for an individual's body. Speaking of suits, I prefer 3 button single breasted with functional sleeve buttons.
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