The pin roll
The pin roll is a tight roll against your ankle. It’s an intricate process that you may have to practise a few times before you get it right. The video below will show you exactly how to do it. This type of crop is very popular with street-style enthusiasts and is often worn over a pair of sneakers. Plus, it’s a great way to show off your sneakers.
If you’re looking for a more elegant way to showcase your sockless ankles, the turn-up crop is a good choice. The straight turn-up is one clean crisp fold going up to the hem of the pants – which are usually formal. Some prefer to do it manually themselves, but it usually looks best when the trouser legs have been permanantly folded and stitched in place, either by the manfacturer or a tailor.
The standard-trouser roll
The standard trouser roll is the easiest and most straightforward of all the trouser rolls. You simply loosely roll up your trouser hems to about 2 or 3cm above your ankles and you’re done. This crop creates a lovely casual and unfussed look. It’s best done with chinos and is especially good for spring and summer.
With an increasing number of men embracing the ankle-baring trend, many brands have jumped to meet to the demand for ready-cropped trousers. The ready-crop gives your look a nice modern finish.