Just like most of you, I get the majority of my fashion inspiration from magazines, the internet, runway shows and other people on the street. Every so often, however, I get bored. Sometimes I just don’t feel like wearing the same denim with boots and a t-shirt or a jacket and tie. For me, one of the best parts about fashion is the ability to get creative.
Boredom is exactly what led me to dream up this fun summer/fall style move that I’ve been pulling a lot lately. I don’t claim to be the first to do it, but I also can’t say I’ve seen it a ton around LA. It’s what I call, The High Cuff.
Cuffing the ankles of your jeans has become a pretty mainstream move. A lot of denim makers even add a few inches to the length of their inseam to allow for a nice cuff option.
Essentially, I wear a pair of straight leg jeans like these 501’s from Levi’s Made & Crafted, roll them three to four times in one inch cuffs until the bottoms of my pants are at a “high-water” level. Then I grab a pair of dress socks, preferably something bold and fun, but a simple dark solid colored pair work well too. Lastly, throw on some lower cut shoes like these Converse Chuck Taylor Low Tops and you’re out the door! Be sure it’s a lower cut shoe like a dress shoe, sneaker or loafer so that you can accentuate the pattern of the sock.
I consider this to a be somewhat of a ballsy move right now, so I just wore a simple white tee from Buck Mason and my Goorin Bros. fedora to round out the look.
This is a fun alternative that will spice up your otherwise simple summer and fall looks. Give it a try and tag me in some photos @parkeryorksmith!