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Old 06-15-2014, 10:44 AM
 
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In the early '50s, girls wore jeans cuffed to just about mid-calf, exposing their socks, and one of Dad's white dress shirts, tail not tucked in and sleeves rolled up. It was the costume du jour of the sock hops. Because we weren't permitted to wear jeans, or any slacks, to school, we took advantage of it after school. Our penny loafers were polished to as high a shine as possible.

Later in the '50s, the poodle skirt became the hot item - I never owned one.
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:10 PM
 
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Good question. We have to consult the archives from 1970s to find out since that was the only time in world history that people cuffed jeans.
I saw a little of it around the mid-90s.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:33 PM
 
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Good question. We have to consult the archives from 1970s to find out since that was the only time in world history that people cuffed jeans.
Not true. Men and boys cuffed jeans in the 1950s. In my memory, the cuff was one turn and it was narrow.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:36 PM
 
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6 Ways to Cuff Your Denim Pants - How to Roll Jeans

This is pretty good info. I personally use the pinroll. I had no idea it has a name.

I think the simplest solution for your dilemma is to cuff a little less than you would normally.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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YOu must not get out much. I see guys with cuffed jeans (like so: Men Cuffing and Rolling Jeans, Daniel Craig's casual style, cardigan, cuffed jeans & aviators | SOLETOPIA) all the time.
It's mostly a trend with "raw denim". You're supposed to wear the jeans for 3-6 months before washing them. So you don't know exactly how much the length will shrink, so you need to cuff them. Also, some brands of raw denim only come in one long length, so you have to cuff them or hem them. But again, you don't want to hem to the perfect lenghth because they'll shrink later.
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:25 AM
 
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I've found ironing does work pretty well, so thanks for that tip. I find I need to do it after every washing, but it's quick and easy enough that it isn't a problem.
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