Your pants are running wild.

It’s anarchy in the streets as straight legs go awry. Inseams are out, waists are wasted, and no one knows how to stop it.

If they’re chinos, of course, you can roll them rather than committing to the cuff, but try it with slacks and you’ll look sloppy and affected (and not in a good way).

It works best with flatter colors, of course, since pinstripes have that symmetry that can sometimes be thrown off with alteration, but that being said, this trend is all about change, so take the risk and cuff ’em.

Best of all, it can take a pair of slacks you’ve shoved into the back of your closet and, for the pittance of $10 to $15 (depending on your tailor) breathe new life into a garment you’d all but relegated to the donations pile.

So get out there and tame those hems. Only you can prevent boring work slacks.

Your tailor can save you. This season, there’s a resurgence of cuffed pants. Hold your objections, gentlemen, they’re no longer for investment bankers and old men from the Upper East side, and there are distinct advantages to this returning trend.

Think about it: it allows you to raise the hem an extra half inch to an inch, because of the perception of added length. This rids mens’ slacks of the dreaded bunching at the calf that’s symptomatic of being just a little too long, and the single biggest tell to an ill-fitting pair of pants. The extra weight keeps everything smooth and neat, too. Most importantly, who doesn’t love a little extra flair on a typically boring garment?

Posted By: John

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