Many have speculated just where the fad started. I believe it came from the boy-band craze surrounding “New Kids on the Block.”
Below, I have demonstrated the steps in properly tight rolling your trousers. Some kids back in the day used safety pins to hold the rolls in place, but that was a definite amateur way to do it. A properly tight-rolled pant leg would at least withstand the rigors of your first and second period classes before needing a refresh.
I also notice that the Old Navy pants I am wearing in the pictures were not made for tight rolling.
The best “pegged” cuffs were achieved on Levi’s 501 button-fly jeans, and Bugle Boy khakis. Some may also remember the Bugle Boy pants that revealed a little design on the underside of the pants, so when you tight-rolled them, you'd reveal a paisley pattern on the rollup.
Start by pulling the cuff out completely.
Next, fold over as far as possible without cutting off the circulation. If you have "cankles," tight rolling is not possible.
Roll cuffs up twice. Notice how the crease extends all the way up to the knee. This is important to achieve the proper "pegged" look.
Next, lose the socks! No respectable 80s kids wore socks! LOL
The finished look is clean, neat and cool.
Thanks to fellow blogger and friend Bryan Seddon for acting as photographer for this post. You can see Bryan's blog here.
Please share with me some of your memories about "pegging" your pants? Ladies, did you tight roll too?...I cannot remember.