Jeans are a staple for any wardrobe, with denim never going out of style. They can be worn and styled in so many different ways. From smart-casual events to a dressed down look and, these days, even perfect for workwear, jeans are a versatile garment that come in a wide range of colours and styles to suit almost everyone’s taste.
Made of denim, jeans were invented in 1871 by Jacob W. Davis and Levi Strauss, with some of the most historic brands including Wrangler, Levi’s and Lee. Jeans only became popular as casual wear (they were originally worn by miners) during the 1950s when actors like James Dean and Marlon Brando were seen wearing them in their iconic films. There has been a huge variety in styles of jeans popularised over the years, everything from low rise to high rise, ‘mom’ jeans, bootcut, flares, carpenter jeans and drainpipe jeans.
When it comes to rolling up your jeans, there are a few different options — it’s not always easy to get it right. Rolling your jeans can help balance out your look, showcase your footwear or create a new and tailored look, depending on what you’re after.
In this article, we will explore some of the top ways to stack, roll and cuff your jeans.
The double roll
The double roll is perfect for a classic, and even retro, look. It’s the perfect aesthetic if you’re going for a pair of dress shoes or sneakers with a low top and suits most body types.
The double roll is exactly what it sounds like: a hem that’s turned up twice! It’s easy to do and can save you from having to get your jeans professionally hemmed.
The deep cuff
The deep cuff works really well with work boots or a more retro high-top sneaker. It’s best suited for taller people and those who want to commit to a stylish old-school workwear look. Because that’s exactly where it came from!
Paired with a beanie or bandana around the neck and flannel shirt, this is suitable for daytime wear or a casual setting.The pin roll
The pin roll is perfect for slim fit or skinny jeans and suits a casual style. This roll is exactly what it sounds like – a very thin roll with two cuffs.
The stacked style can be a tough one to get right and only works with very slim jeans. It essentially is letting the fabric bunch together above your shoes and work swell with high ankle boots or sneakers with a built-in sock top like a pair of Yeezys. You need to be careful with this look as it can look messy or unkempt if not done properly!
The cropped hem
This look works best with high top sneakers or a pair of Chelsea boots. It’s really about showing off your shoes over the jeans and also great for those who might be a bit on the shorter side as they give the illusion of length.
Be sure to get a professional tailor to hem your jeans to ensure you are getting the look you want!
If you’re looking for a bit of a grunge-style work, the cutoff might be the right fit! It’s not so simple as just taking a pair of scissors to your favourite jeans, though. It’s worth taking time to measure out exactly where you want the ‘cutoff’ point to be; this can depend on the type of jeans as well as your height. Achieving that amazing, frayed edge can be tough too, so it’s worth doing your research before you bring out the scissors.