When you want to add a roll or cuff to your jeans, there’s a couple things you should ask yourself first:
1) Are my jeans relaxed, boot-cut and/or flared?
2) Am I adding a cuff to accommodate a shoe choice?
3) Am I adding a cuff to make these jeans significantly shorter? (i.e. you can’t be bothered to get the pants hemmed)
If you answer yes to any of the above questions, which in your case, #63, would have happened, you SHOULD NOT cuff or roll your jeans.
To the right, you’ll find an example of a man who successfully pulls off the cuffed/rolled jean. Take note, my friend.
…more fodder for the fire…
Dear NYC#61 and #62,
You guys have provided me with a reason to expand on hand-belts.
First and foremost, let me reiterate that a hand does not equal a belt; one does not replace the other. It seems my message is not getting through since I continue to see the hand-belt all over the city, so let me come at you from a different angle. In this picture, your poor left hand has to carry two shopping bags, your headphones, a piece of paper and your pants! Why not add in a belt and spread out the workload. Your hand will thank you.
Moving on to you, #62, I wanted to touch on your “hand-on-belt hand-belt.” You walked around like this for quite some time and all I wanted to tell you is this: It’s time to trust in your belt and believe it can, alone, do the job of holding up your pants. Believe in the power of the belt-sans-hand, AKA a belt, and you’ll be off the blog.
I usually advise against backpacks, but these men and their backpacks are the exception.
Why? Because the backpacks’ material, shape and size do not suggest that these men are students, tourists or hiking enthusiasts. This seems to be the downfall of most other male backpack wearers.
These backpacks are the perfect combination of convenience and taste.
Dear NYC#59 and #60,
There is a difference between the double denim look and the Canadian Tuxedo. The difference lies in knowing how to incorporate denim articles that are different shades. You are both in Canadian Tuxedo territory since your denim piece on top is the same shade as your bottom.
To move into the polished double denim realm, you need to replace one of your denim items (top or bottom) with another denim or chambray item of a different shade (see below for examples).
And if you’re Kanye, you can wear triple denim.
David Byrne needs a new tailor.