Michael Bastian On Whether To Cuff Your Trousers

From GQ:

Designer Michael Bastian on how the right call can make or break a suit:

“I like cuffs on pants of just about any fabric. Of course, when you’re dealing with heavier corduroys and tweeds, the cuffs serve a purpose: They give the pants some weight, so they fall better. I say, if you’re gonna go for a cuff, go for it; make it at least an inch and a quarter deep. As for the break, 90 percent of guys keep it classic, where the front of your pants hits the top bit of your shoes and the back of them touches the tops of your heels. That always works—but if you know what you’re doing, then you can play around a bit and show a little ankle. Bring a pair of shoes to the tailor’s to get the length just right and always follow that old rule ‘Measure twice, cut once.’ It’s easy to go a little shorter, but it’s impossible to go a little longer.”

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