Can I hem bootcut jeans without ruining the look of the jean?

r47p26y.jpg.gifQ. I own a pair of PRPS bootcut jeans and I’m 5’6″. I can’t figure out what to do with the long inseam issue. I don’t want to get them altered because it would destroy the look of the jean. I tried wearing 4″ heels and the legs still are too long. Is it appropriate to fold them up a bit and still wear with boots or is that tacky?

A. Cuffing a pair of bootcut jeans isn’t tacky, but it can be tricky. You can try doing a wide cuff to see how it looks, as long as it looks neat you can “shorten” your jeans using this method without looking like a fashion victim. However, since you already own the jeans, they aren’t worth anything to you if you don’t wear them. We suggest taking them to a good tailor and having the minimum amount of length hemmed – an inch or two shouldn’t have a major impact on the silhouette of the jean. Be sure to ask your tailor to use the original hem of the jean for the best look.

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