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The Dr. is in! I know all of you have that pair of pants in your closet that you haven’t worn in forever because they still fit in the waist but might not be the same cut that you’re used to wearing these days. I’m here to show you how to take them from dust collectors to your new favorite piece!

These linen pants from Old Navy have been in my closet for years, only coming out occasionally to wear to the beach or when I’m rock climbing. I didn’t wear them much because they were simply too baggy in the cuff. They’d fall over top of my shoes and give the feel of bell bottoms (not what I wanted). I decided that I missed them and wanted to get creative so I simply cut the cuffs off (about 2 inches of the bottom of the legs), folded them over and rolled them and voila! I have an awesome new way to wear some incredibly comfortable pants. This will work with just about any type of pant, whether linen, denim or chino. I think it gives them a cool Aladdin type vibe too.

Combining my newly constructed pants with some Converse Chuck Taylor Lo-Pro’s, a comfy linen button up shirt and my Gap denim jacket made for a perfect lunch date outfit. It stands out and turns heads but not in an obnoxious way. People are always curious as to how I made the pants work this way and have always said they were going to try it on their own.

Don’t be afraid to perform a little surgery on your old pieces. You may even create something you like better than your new stuff!

How do you like to doctor your old clothes to make them like-new?? Share!

Thanks for reading!


Shop the look: Converse Chuck Taylor, Old Navy Linen Pants (similar), Urban Outfitters Linen S/S Button Up (similar), Gap Denim Jacket, Vintage Sunglasses (similar)

About the author

I'm Parker York Smith, a curious dude still very much figuring everything out. I hail from the Midwest but have been dwelling in Los Angeles for the last few years being a pretty stereotypical west coast transplant. I'm a fashion geek, I love to walk (a LOT) and I do my best to find the bright side. I'm extremely excited about this blog and hope that (with some hard work and luck) it turns into what I believe it can. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please get in touch with me via my social networks (which can be found in the sidebar) or email me at

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