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How To Cuff Your Raw Denim – The Single, Double, Skinny Cuff

Basic, Unrolled Jean

Raw denim is unique for its individuality as the way the denim will conform to the wearer. That not being quite enough for everyone, men have recently taken to rolling their cuffs in different ways to create an extra sense of individuality.

Sadly for those looking to get into this, there aren’t a ton of relevant resources available that cater to men in this respect. As a result, we have created a basic guide to cuffing your denim.

1. The Single Roll

Single Cuff – Short Roll

Single Cuff – Long Roll

Starting with basics, the simplest way of cuffing your jeans is the single roll. While there are a number of ways you can make it your own, the single roll just entails rolling up the cuffs of your jeans once.

If you just work in front of a mirror or looking down, roll up a bit and see how it looks with your particular jeans or shoes. Sometimes a longer roll works well, sometimes a short little cuff just to show the selvedge off is all that’s needed.

2. The Double Cuff

Basic, Unrolled Jean

Double Cuff Roll One

Double Cuff Roll Two

Past the single cuff, the next logical option would be the double cuff. This time, you start with a smaller cuff and then re-roll again. You can either keep both legs consistent or you can have them a little bit mismatched each such that it’ll look a little messy (a.k.a. the messy cuff).

The only caveat is that this typically won’t work as well with a heavier denim since the cuff will be incredibly thick (unless this is a look you’d like to acheive!).

3. The Skinny Cuff

Basic, Unrolled Jean

Skinny Cuff Roll One

Skinny Cuff Roll Two

Skinny Cuff Roll Three

Skinny Cuff Roll Four

Similar to the double cuff and messy cuff is the skinny cuff. To achieve the skinny cuff look, you just need to take the hem of the jeans, turn the cuff up once, then roll twice upwards to get a slim fit on the jeans.

It can look equally good on a more relaxed jean leg or on a skinny leg jean. This often looks great with a pair of relaxed jeans sitting over a slimmer shoe rather than a boot. For a boot, typically the single cuff is a better option.