Thought I would finish up the series on pant hems with a hem that isn’t actually a hem.  Eyeballing it as a possible DIY.


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  1. victoria

    September 9, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    love love loving the all-black.


    September 9, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    easy when you have a sewing machine! haha

  3. Judith

    September 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Sorry, you’ll never convince me that this is a possible option.

  4. AnthonyC

    September 9, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I’ve always dug that crepe creeper, pegged, rockabilly, English Teddy thing. But it seems a little out of place in urban USA to me.

  5. Bohemian Style

    September 9, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I like the idea of the tattered hem.

  6. Jonathan

    September 9, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Love it.

  7. Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    September 9, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I love it! It’s a less pretentious, laid back version of the shorter cuff. You could totally pull it off! Love the composition of the photo too!


  8. nycgirl

    September 9, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    i’m loving this study in hemlines for pants! this shot is my fave because it shows so wonderfully what a fascinating and complex world exists below the knee … who knew?

  9. Karyn

    September 9, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Too grunge-y for me. I do, however, love the Burberry slim ankle (for ladies too!) or extra wide cuff. Incotex makes great men’s pants.

  10. Kat

    September 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I always love an un-hemmed hem.

  11. Alison

    September 9, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I’m sorry, but your comment is cracking me up. Possible DIY? I would hope to god that he didn’t pay $400 for jeans because they were cut-offs. Ahh, high fashion.

  12. Neha

    September 9, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    i love the focus on one pair and the background out of focus, great effect.

  13. Jillian

    September 9, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    All I know of fashion is from Audrey Hepburn Françoise Hardy and The Sartorialist

  14. Alinka

    September 9, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Too trash for me as well, but I think that the look on this photo is classic thanks to the total black color.

  15. Paes

    September 9, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I’m biased, because I happen to love the This is England-skinhead-like style, but this is something that really seems to work. I’m lovin’ those boots. The picture leaves me wondering how the whole outfit looks like, though.

  16. jessica

    September 9, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    i’m pretty sure you can handle it ;)
    i’m a huge fan of the fraying denim cuff. also a huge fan of chopping off the sleeves of silk shirts- they don’t fray as much as denim, and give a tailored shirt a slightly roughed up look. not sure if that second one will work as well for men as it does for the ladies, but…… it’s an idea.

  17. Inspiration

    September 9, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Love it. Very inspirational

    Stop by sometime!

  18. Lauren

    September 9, 2011 at 7:40 pm


    The Styleseer

  19. elena

    September 9, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    simple and powerful, i love it!

  20. CBC

    September 9, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    great photo

  21. Lylia's Diary

    September 10, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Great picture !

  22. Fashionthroughtravel

    September 10, 2011 at 3:52 am

    I really love these pants! And the b/w photo does them justice!

  23. paristempslibre

    September 10, 2011 at 4:09 am

    love this photo!


    September 10, 2011 at 5:53 am

    Very dark!

  25. 十十f十

    September 10, 2011 at 6:44 am

    it’s done right but i don’t think it’s for everyone…

  26. Boston Guy

    September 10, 2011 at 7:28 am

    I bet the interesting mix of shoes in the shot would reveal an interesting mix of people.

  27. Hopping Frog

    September 10, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Beyond the styling, I love the photo. Nicely done. Simple yet bold.

  28. bybestyle

    September 10, 2011 at 8:57 am

    i really love your blog!

  29. Fotautomat

    September 10, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Raw cut denim as a hem idea – awesome!

  30. Name*

    September 10, 2011 at 10:28 am

    rick boots are dope ,drkshdw? jeans

  31. une chatte grise

    September 10, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Love it. (I know, I usually detest short pants, but the combination of obvious intentionality, ankle-covering boots, and fraying at the hem makes this work for me.)

    I’m also loving the look in the upper-left corner–cool square-toed heels, dark knit stockings, and narrow jeans. Off to do recon on the closet & play with that idea!

  32. catherine

    September 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    I love this look! After Prada womenswear RTW SS/10 featured some raw hems, I DIY’ed my best black skinny jeans and a pair of black suit shorts – adds a little edge to whatever you wear them with.

  33. Timmy Smith

    September 10, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Just found I’ve done this totally accidentally

  34. clarity enhanced diamonds

    September 10, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    My wife loves the boots!

  35. kelliblue

    September 11, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Love all of the tight/pegged pants and the juxtaposition of heels and flats!

  36. vintage engagement rings

    September 12, 2011 at 7:04 am

    A wonderful photo!


    September 12, 2011 at 7:04 pm


  38. milena

    September 13, 2011 at 1:49 am

    I really love the idea of that! It looks great.

  39. katie

    September 13, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    that make shift hem works great!

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