Jude Law at the “Dom Hemingway” New York Premiere

Posted on March 28, 2014

Jude Law IS Hipster Amish Preacher Man! Coming this fall on CBS!



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There’s some Jude-specific form of alchemy that makes outfits like this work for him when we’re fairly certain they just wouldn’t work on 98% of the male public. This would look outrageously prissy on most guys – or even a little too “boy band” on most guys his age – but Jude manages to make it look downscale chic and put together. If nothing else, that’s a great little coat.

We’re always a bit surprised when we post guys with cuffed jeans and get a ton of anti-cuff comments in response. We like the look. It never goes out of style for more than 5 years before someone brings it back, so it never really feels old or new to us. We look at it as a standard thing to do with jeans, but judging by some of the kitten commentary, it’s a mortal sin of style. Explain yourselves, anti-cuffers.




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  • Candice Jones

    i personally like cuffed pants when done right, like here. however, i’ve seen too many hipster guys who can’t pull it off and don’t know what they’re doing and look like they’re waiting for a flood because they’re trying to cuff a basic jean (with ripped ends usually) and not a skinny or boot cut pant. it’s horrendous

  • Golfkat

    Cuffed jeans is really the way to go if you’re into looking too short for the clothes you buy. It makes you look stumpy. That’s not a good look.

    • Glam Dixie

      Yes, all of this, and it’s not aesthetically pleasing to my eyes.

      • barbarienne

        They’re less offensive if the color of the inside of the pants is the same as the outside (admittedly, a hard thing to find in jeans). I have a pair of suit-separates ladypants that have a cuff by design (Jones New York, about 6 years ago), and it does something good for the way the pants hang. I also have a pair of black jeans that were clearly garment-dyed and the inside is the same color, so the cuffs look more like a design element. It may also help that I’m pretty tall.

        But yes, I agree that 99% of cuffed jeans look as if the wearer is going wading. They don’t look deliberate enough.

    • When I was a teenager, I’d cuff straight-leg ankle cut jeans. It turned them into capris on me. I’m 5’11, so capris were generally the length of bike shorts on my monster legs.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    My jeans are cuffed right now because I am too short for the clothes I buy. I’m not quite 5 feet tall, and I think hemmed jeans usually look horrendous. So I can’t hate on Jude here. I think he’s douchetastic in general, but he looks good.

    • Kitten, we cannot agree more that hemmed jeans look terrible.

    • BackseatDriver

      tip for jeans hemming. Get them hemmed at 1/2 seam or less. Take them home, wash them to create the wrinkles and dimples that you see on jean hems. Next get a steel or brass brush from a hardware store (not a soft one). Then sit on the concrete outside, and knock the dye off the tops of the wrinkles you created with the brush. Voila, weathered jean edge look.

    • AnguaVonUberwald

      There is also a really neat way to hem jeans and leave the original hem as it is. I remember seeing a tutorial a while back. Just look up “Hemming jeans keeping original seam” or similar.

      • Bakerlooline

        A “California Hem.” The tailor (or you yourself) sews the original hem of the jeans back to the bottom of the leg. If done right, it’s invisible. If done even a little wrong, tragic. Buy the shortest jeans you can find and cuff them.

        • AnguaVonUberwald

          But the way I’ve seen folds up the leg, so you sew right next to the seam line before cutting off the excess fabric. That way, if it looks crappy, you can always take it out and try again.

          • sweetestsith

            That’s the way they hem jeans at Buckle, and it looks great! After seeing the results on my wife’s jeans, I started hemming all of her pants that way (she’s terribly short! lol). It’s also really fast, takes me less than 10 minutes.

        • RunAmuck

          I have a hard time finding jeans that fit my hips/butt and waist at the same time, let alone in the correct length (I’m only 5’1″). There is a tailor around the corner from my office who does hemming and puts the original cuff back on for me. You cant tell. I have no idea how she does it, I’ve stared at the inside hem line to try and figure it out and still cant (I also am not a sewer). Only charges like $12 to do it. Well worth the money when I actually find jeans that fit other than in the length.

      • Glam Dixie

        My sister in law hems her jeans because she is tiny and you seriously cannot tell. At all. I don’t know how she does it, she explained it to me one time but it was over my non-sewing head but she does leave the original hem somehow but it looks great.

      • MemHey

        This technique has saved me many broken sewing machine needles and swear words over the years. Works best with jeans cut straight through the ankle, though – a little puckery with boot, flare, or tapered.

        Which is worse: poorly hemmed jeans or unhemmed skinny jeans with “the scrunch” around the lower calves? I ask as a curvy little short-legged lady.

      • kimmeister

        Also called a European hem.

  • I like cuffed jeans, as long as the usual considerations of shape and proportion have been applied. They play into my general mid-century aesthetic. I’m not sure they work with a jacket quite as long as Jude’s though.

    • Kayceed

      This right here – they generally shorten the leg, so a hip-length jacket would work better here.

  • Anna

    I’d watch “Hipster Amish Preacher Man,” I nominate Liam Hemsworth be cast as his sweet-talking son, Billy-Ray.

    I like the coat and don’t mind the cuffs.

  • In_Stitches

    It’s just such a visual thud that cuts off the line of the leg. A lot of my irrational style hates are being triggered…fully buttoned shirts sans tie, Jackets without hardware or definitive structure, cuffed jeans. It’s a testament to the power of the original JLaw that I didn’t punch my monitor.

    • SugarSnap108

      Exactly. Cuffs just ruin the line, and stumpify if the lad has short-ish legs.

      • venusvelvet

        ITA, don’t like wide cuffs on men or women unless they have long legs. Maybe with capris and wedge heels.

        • MikeW_Vegas

          I don’t think Jude can pull off the Capri OR the wedge heel.

          • lamamu

            I disagree entirely. I think Jude could pull off BOTH. 🙂

    • Rhonda Shore

      Agree, prefer a clean straight line. Cuffs break up that line, so i don’t love it, but i would still be friends with a person who cuffs jeans…

    • demidaemon

      Agree. This is a NO.

  • Latin Buddy

    Admittedly, I’ve been self-conscious about cuffing my jeans ever since I read your post (it might have been Josh Hutcheson) that short guys shouldn’t cuff, makes them look shorter. Sure, I’m 5’11 and he’s 5′? but I still don’t want to look short! hahaha So…TLo, I took your comments to heart.

    • You’re good to go. Cuff away. And short guys can cuff, if the pants are fitted and the cuff is very thin. It’s always about proportion.

      • Boulderista

        Whether or not cuffs work seem to be more about body proportion than about height. If you have a longer body and shorter legs proportionately (like me & Jude Law), then cuffs just serve to emphasis the stumpy legs. On the other hand I’ve seen plenty of short people who looked really good wearing cuffs.

  • imspinningaround

    I don’t like these cuffs because there’s too much cuff. These jeans look like he bought 36 inseam pants when he really needs a 30–that looks like a double roll at least 2″ wide. That’s a lot of extra inseam. Get a 32 and fold back one inch, so you can see the hem.

    My problem with cuffed denim is that it’s become a kind of lazy shorthand for style. You go on r/rawdenim and every guy looks the same–faux retro wedge haircut, plaid button down shirt, selvedge denim with the cuff folded back once, oxfords. Sure you look nice and neat and it’s a hell of a lot better than the alternative (Beiber’s drop crotch sweats, anyone?) but you don’t tell me anything other than “I read r/rawdenim” or “GQ said this is a good look” about yourself with your clothing.

    Don’t get me started on the arm party Instagram girl look I mentioned yesterday.

    • You just described 80% of the baristas in London coffee shops.

      • Jacob Bowen

        And I would date 100% of them.

  • marlie

    I don’t love the look on principle, but it works for him.

  • FrigidDiva

    I don’t mind a cuff on jeans, since I’m 5’6″ and it’s not always possible to find jeans that fit waist/hips/length all perfectly, so on occassion I do the narrow cuff. These cuffs that he’s got going on don’t bug me so much as the shoes do. I would have preffered something with a more rounded toe and with laces. I don’t really like the more pointed boots with the pants. The cuffed jeans say more casual and the black boot says more dressy and it just visually clashes for me.

  • DTLAFamilies

    I love cuffs. It’s Marlon Brando circa “The Wild One” goodness. What’s not to like?

  • Danielle West

    Love the cuffs. And honestly, I don’t what this man wears as long as there are photographs that I can ogle.

  • Pennymac

    “The only one who could ever reach me, was the hipster amish preacher man……”

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Yes, he was.

  • deelup

    I’ve never really liked his style. But I would still do unspeakable things to him.

  • sienna elm

    What a wonderful way to start the morning!! Oh Uncles…you really do love us! (I don’t care what he’s wearing…he’s so dreamy…even if it’s mostly the eyes and the accent)

  • Betsy

    I hate the whole thing. I don’t like the cuffs paired with those shoes and I especially don’t like the top button/rest undone look. I feel like he’s trying to make something happen. Do I need another coffee for clarity?

  • Chuck Barthelme

    I cuff my jeans, so I agree- it’s a style that I don’t think is ever really out of date. It’s just a different style, that’s all. However, something about the cuff, which is a rather thick version, and those sleek looking boots isn’t working for me. I think the cuff has to be one with the footwear, or it doesn’t work.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I don’t mind a cuffed jean, but it seems like with the top half the cuff just isn’t working for me.

  • Emily Smith

    I like the cuffed jeans look and I have a (very straight) male friend who rocks it well. Convincing my husband to do such a thing? Nope. I feel like we all had a similar conversation yesterday…

    • Alyssa

      If you ever do convince your husband, could you report back on your technique? Because I too would like my husband to try this.

      • Constant Reader

        I need to know this technique, too. Not about cuffed jeans specifically, but how to, say, convince the Army Dude that boots are not correct for ALL occasions…

        • Emily Smith

          You missed out on a convo we had about husband footwear yesterday on a different post. Mine thinks sneakers are ok for all occasions and someone else’s thinks flip flops are perfect all the time footwear. Your husband and his boots really completes the trifecta here.

          • Alyssa

            I’m bummed I missed that one…mine also thinks his tennis shoes are okay for all occasions.

          • Emily Smith

            Honestly it drives me nuts, he knows I won’t let him go out to dinner with sneakers on yet he whines anyway. Every time. Ahhhhhh.

          • DTLAFamilies

            My hubby wears Red Wing boots, which are fab, but he also wears ratty t-shirts and jeans with frayed hems, which is very not fab.

          • Constant Reader

            With mine, it’s the clean Timberland boots or the ratty Timberland boots (when he’s not wearing the Army issue boots). Basically, he still dresses like the stoner he was in high school in the 70s — flannel or wool plaid shirt, tee shirt, jeans, shitkicker boots.

      • Emily Smith

        I think it would have to involve some sort of threat “wear this or no beer” or something.

        • Constant Reader

          You know what worked well for me? I just thought of this! It was with a different guy and doesn’t work on the guy I’m with, so your mileage may vary. But this guy (we’ll call him Dave) was a huge sports fan, so I asked him if he thought a football player should wear baseball shoes with his football uniform or if a hockey uniform should be worn while playing baseball. Dave looked at me like I was insane and said “Of course not!” I replied, “Life is like professional sports. You wear the appropriate ‘uniform’ for what you’re doing. It’s really that simple.” He totally got it and started dressing more appropriately for events.

          • Emily Smith

            Damn that is good. Except mine is a martial artist so he’s used to being barefoot and in pajamas and sees fashion as a huge hassle.

          • Constant Reader

            Try a variation: would you wear football pads for martial arts? Or sneakers on the mat? Of course not — when practicing martial arts, you not only wear what’s correct for the activity, you wear what is appropriate and is respectful of your teachers and opponents.

          • Emily Smith

            The logical engineer side of him would say “no of course not why would you even say that” and then he would whine about not being able to wear his sneakers and probably counter with “what if I need to run from something at dinner I can’t run in my dress shoes”. He goes to great lengths to simply be contrary. Actually come to think of it he may just be doing this to annoy me now. DAMMIT.

          • Constant Reader

            LOL! I feel your pain. I have a guy who has done multiple combat deployments, yet whines if I ask him to wear chinos to Easter dinner at my brother’s. Because apparently, even chinos that I iron for him are a bigger threat to his comfort than enemy combatants.

          • Emily Smith

            We have a wedding shower for a wedding he is in the party for next weekend, I’ve already asked him what he plans to wear. The first wedding shower we were going to together was a wedding he was best man for. It was June and hot and he had shorts and a tshirt on. I forced him in to a polo shirt. He would have been the only man NOT in a polo shirt or button down if I hadn’t. He’s gotten a little better since then.

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  • Wink

    He’s the male equivalent of Kelly Ripa — a large, beautiful head resting precariously atop a freakishly tiny body. The proportions of his outfit (coat that’s too big/long plus the leg-shortening cuffs) only make his head look larger. One good thing about this outfit is that it would look great in a giant heap on the floor:)

  • theblondette

    It’s interesting how Jude is getting good looking again. I know this is blasphemy to some people who think he was ALWAYS gorgeous, but IMO, he was a ridiculously beautiful young man, and then he had a kind of wilderness years of looking a bit puffy about the jowls and like he had… gone to seed quite early, the way handsome golden British men sometimes do (see also: Prince William). But now as he hits early middle age he is getting hot again! Does anyone else agree?!

    • jw_ny

      His attitude, personality, and personal style have always elevated his appeal and hotness, even in his “wilderness years” 🙂

      • theblondette

        Oh, I’m sure he is lovely! 🙂 But if we’re going on pure aesthetics, I just think it’s interesting. And gives hope to all men who were hot as 20 somethings and end up looking a bit seedy in their 30s 🙂

    • KateM

      He’s still not doing it for me. 10 -15 years ago, he comprised my “list”, but lately something just seems… slimy about him. I remember the first time I saw Music from Another Room… I could have died.

      • theblondette

        I fell out of love with him during Nannygate but he is back in my good books. But nothing will ever match how gorgeous he was in The Talented Mr Ripley and Gattaca! swoon.

    • lunchcoma

      I find his hotness to be wildly variable these days. Here, he’s absolutely smoking, but there are other times where he has terrible hair and a generally seedy look and completely fits the part of whatever unappealing character he’s playing.

      I think that in his 20s he was involuntarily pretty, in his 30s involuntarily less pretty, and now that he’s in his 40s he’s learned to turn the pretty on and off as he chooses.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I like the cuff. My partner doesn’t cuff, as he only wears bootcut jeans, ever, always, and forever. Jude here looks pretty good – I don’t know how he makes these neutral non-outfits work, but he does.

  • jw_ny

    He always looks so shifty…shifty and sexy at the same time. I like it! 🙂

    Cuffs..would much rather see a well deployed cuff than puddles and wrinkles of fabric.

  • B_C_J

    I like the cuffs. However, I think they work better with a narrow pant leg like he is sporting. He looks fabulous but this look is definitely not for everyone.

  • lynnlee

    I love cuffed jeans because it reminds me of all the cute leather jacketed punk boys of my youth.

  • Danielle

    This guy does NOTHING for me. I can’t explain why.

    • Anna

      He only did it for me in The Talented Mr. Ripley. Otherwise, nada.

  • crash1212

    …and he can hurt you with his piercing blue eyes. As for cuffs, I think they work in this deployment.

  • mjude

    love the look, especially the coat & boots

  • Lilithcat

    Has he got “Love” and “Hate” tattooed on his knuckles?

    • NMMagpie

      EXACTLY!! When I saw these, I immediately got a hood-vibe.

      • Lilithcat

        I was thinking more of Robert Mitchum as the preacher in Night of the Hunter.

        • NMMagpie

          Whoops… That’s what I get, coming from the hood myself. 🙂

        • Shawn EH

          Robert Mitchum was walking sex.

  • MarissaLG

    God DAMN he looks good.

  • merciblahblah

    His eyes in that close up shot make me feel feelings. Sigh.
    I would take him cuffed OR un-cuffed.

    • jw_ny

      ha! I don’t know why, but now you’ve made me fantasize about cuffing him…to the bed posts. XD

      • merciblahblah

        Perhaps it was my double entendre. 🙂

      • Gatto Nero

        I got the same image …

  • Wow. My first thought was, “The cuffs are what ruins the look for me,” and then BAM! I get slammed down by the uncles.

    For the most part, I don’t mind a well deployed cuffed jean. In this case, it’s too focus pulling. My eye is continualy drawn to the cuffs no matter how hard I try to look elsewhere. If you block off the glaring contrast of the cuffs with a finger, it suddenly becomes a flawlessly put together look.

    It also doesnt hurt that this man is gorgeous beyond belief. Or it could just be his clothes that gives me that illusion. I’m not sure which one it is in my case.

  • msdamselfly

    I think he is a fine actor

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Both he and Daniel Craig seem to be fans of the cuffed jean…I am sure their piercing baby blues have something to do with it, but I would live with the cuffs….

  • fursa_saida

    I don’t particularly care if other people do it, as long as they’re conscious of proportion & etc. (I don’t love it here, only because I find the light color suddenly popping in between his dark jeans and black shoes a little jarring, but if he had different shoes on I probably wouldn’t have any problem.) But you could not pay me to do it on my own jeans. I’m shortish, most of my shortness comes from my legs rather than my torso, and I’m pear-shaped, so it’s just an utter disaster for me. (ETA: when mine are too long, I just turn them up on the inside of the leg instead of the outside. But lately I haven’t had any trouble finding jeans the right length, which is a novel and exciting experience.)

  • MilaXX

    I don’t mind a well deployed cuff. Every once and a blue moon I even manage to make the look work right on my 5’3″ plump frame. Judd looks great here. I think it’s because this is more a personal styled than styled if that makes sense.

    • Madam Von Sassypants

      On us “regulars,” a more high cuffed jean + pumps = awesome in my humble opinion. That’s been my warmer weather go-to for years now.

  • Carla_Charlton

    The thing about this outfit is that the long coat, the high-buttoned shirt, and the cuffed pants all together make him look cut off — like his torso is too long for his legs. It’s a beautiful coat, but maybe a shorter jacket would have been better with the pants and shirt?

  • jonnyf8

    Elijah Wood’s taller big brother is adorable and they have similar style sensibilities.
    p.s. my pants are cuffed today and I look supercute. One of my co-workers just told me so.

  • decormaven

    I am a bit more perplexed at the buttoned-up shirt. Given the way the coat drapes open, I’d like to have seen one button undone to follow that line. Maybe a little less cuff on the jean as well. Despite minor niggles, it’s a very nice way to serve up the first course for Sausage Friday.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    He is just looking scarier by the day.

  • @Biting Panda

    Hipster Amish Preacher Man who can impregnate you with his stare.

    (eta – not to say in the “Boom! I’m pregnant now” hot way. He just always has this penetrating eye thing going.)

  • Betsy

    Cuffs rarely look good, especially on “regulars”. Tall, slender people with expensive clothes get a pass.

  • formerlyAnon

    Perhaps it is mostly the camera angle, but *here* the cuffed jeans contribute to making him look short, or at least short-legged. Overall, I’m neutral on the cuffed jean – but I don’t think it always works for that reason.

    I wish he wasn’t doing the shirt-buttoned-all-the-way-up thing. It’s a great coat. Overall, not sure he’s pulling this off.

  • Corsetmaker

    My teens were in the 80s, I have no problem with turn-ups of any description 🙂
    Part of the reason he doesn’t look too boy band is that he’s not too shiny shiny perfectly groomed. Same with Ewan. There are some wrinkles, a bit of stubble, the hair isn’t perfect etc. It’s the sort of thing you see on men of a similar age in creative professions. Smooth him off too much and it wouldn’t work.

    • Andrea

      Agreed. He’s gone from nice looking to aging awkwardly and back to nice looking again. Glad to see him hitting his stride.

  • Paula Pertile

    I laughed out loud at this! (after laughing at hipster amish preacher). Its great until the cuffs. Maybe its just me.

  • Imasewsure

    I was expecting to have to defend this look to our dear uncles but they agree with me already… this shouldn’t work but somehow he’s pulling it off. Makes me love this guy even more (I’m blocking out his Nanny/Sienna Miller days however)

  • Daktari100

    No, sorry. I just can’t…

  • Gatto Nero

    This is all great in my book, even the buttoned-up shirt and the jean cuffs.
    Beautiful coat. Glad he ditched the facial hair.

  • BeeBeauNYC

    I always looks at cuffs and think “Too lazy to get my pants hemmed”.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    I have always loved cuffed jeans, even though in SE Michigan, cuffed jeans = Farmer John. Or Jude, in this case. The coat is wonky, but you can’t argue with that crisp white shirt and THAT. FACE. Yummy.

  • lalahartma

    He is looking good. I dig it.

  • lobsterlen

    Is Jude Law doing a remake of “The Night of the Hunter.”? Because if I was psycho religious fanatic preacher this is exactly how I’d dress.

  • In this specific case, the cuffs don’t work for me because of the proportions. Long coat + cuffed jeans = stumpy legs.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    He is extremely charismatic in person. I think this outfit would look REALLY good in person just because Jude Law is inside it and surrounded with the glow of good charisma. (No prob with cuffs, by the way.)

  • Kate4queen

    It makes legs look short-that’s all I’ve got. 🙂

  • He looks a lot like Cameron Diaz. They could be brosis.

  • Heather

    I, personally, really liked cuffed jeans. Though I feel like they are easy to get wrong.

  • traceyishere

    This is a great look. He could certainly shorten the jeans if he wanted to so this look is very deliberate. It’s sleek, minimal and that may not be triple X coat porn, it certainly is R17.

  • Shawn EH

    I dare to put Jude in the same category as Ewan McGregor; a style law unto himself. You know, the club Robert Downey wishes he was in. Also, I cuff my jeans because I’m short!

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  • kittentoes

    Nope. It’s just too Church Amish/very plain Mennonite to be stylish. Hey there, Uncle Jude, where should I put the pie for the carry in?

  • demidaemon

    NO. I can’t with the general feel of this look. Creepy Jehovah’s Witness pastor.

  • NBG

    Jude Law, the dude who brings micro-brews to the barn-raising.

  • mmelaprof

    It’s Boyd Crowder!