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Old 06-14-2014, 09:31 PM
 
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For a long time the only jeans I wore were Levi 501s, which I always bought to the exact correct length and never needed to cuff or hem. I don't know about now, but the way they were sized and sold back then meant that, to my taste at least, if you had to cuff them or otherwise radically shorten them, they'd fit too big everywhere else (think Ron Howard in Happy Days).

Nowadays I'm buying different jeans and now it usually happens that to make sure they're long enough, I have to buy them a little too long, but unlike old fashioned Levis, they fit just the way I like everywhere else. I've got three pairs like this. I'm certainly not about to hem them because hemmed jeans always end up too short as they continue to shrink a tiny bit with every washing.

So I double-cuff them instead, trying for a visible cuff of about one inch. My thinking is that when they eventually do shrink to the point where this becomes too short, I can just single-cuff them or eliminate the cuffs altogether. I like the look of the cuffs but it seems like the cuffs always want to roll themselves up a little higher/shorter than I originally made them.

Is there a secret to making cuffs stay put as I move around through the day?

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Old 06-14-2014, 09:57 PM
 
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You could iron the cuffs, and/or safety pin them on the inside.
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:59 PM
 
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You could also tack them down with a small stitch on each side.
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:00 PM
 
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Stores come with shorts precuffed and sewn on the sides so they stay.
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:37 PM
 
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Some spray starch and then iron them.
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:50 PM
 
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rubber bands?
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:15 AM
 
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glue
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:43 AM
 
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You could also tack them down with a small stitch on each side.
I find that tacking works the best for me, too.
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:41 AM
 
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Cuffing jeans: What's the secret to making the cuffs stay at the length you make them? ?
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.
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:52 AM
 
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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.
YOu must not get out much. I see guys with cuffed jeans (like so: Men Cuffing and Rolling Jeans, http://www.soletopia.com/2012/11/dan...eans-aviators/) all the time.
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