How to Roll Your Pants the Right Way

Finish your pant cuffs like a pro by following these simple steps.

Released on 11/19/2015

Transcript

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[Narrator] How to do it better.
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With GQ.
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How to roll up your pants the right way.
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(audience applauding and cheering)
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So you've decided to roll up your pants.
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The most important thing to do is tailor your roll
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to the pair of pants you're wearing.
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That and oh, oh, oh,
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oh don't look like you're out to sea to look at the clams.
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Here's how to do it better.
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One, if you're wearing stiffer jeans,
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go for the James Dean.
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One simple cuff, two inches max.
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If your jeans are stilling pooling at your ankles,
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have your tailor hem them to the right length.
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You want them to just skim the tops of your shoes.
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Two, for the khakis and light-washed beat to hell jeans,
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a more casual roll will do the trick.
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You want it to look accidental,
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but you know, excellent too.
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So grab an inch worth of leg and roll once.
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Then tease 'em a bit so they're not looking too practiced.
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You got it baby.
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Three, for suit pants.
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Oh no, no, head to the tailor.
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Have your tailor add a cuff.
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An inch and a half is our standard
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and looks best tailored a half inch or so
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above your kicks.
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A word of advice, this move works best on wintry fabrics
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like tweeds or corduroys.