How cowboys wore their pants
Not only were pants (actually they were called "trousers") expensive, they were difficult to come by. And if the general store even stocked your waist size, they certainly weren't going to have it in various inseams (leg length). So a cowboy would be fortunate to find something that fit at the waist, and as for the length, well, he just rolled it up.
The last time anyone dared to wear pants the way that "real" cowboys did was in the 1950s. In fact, we have come to picture bluejeans rolled up at the cuffs as being a "kid in the 1950s" thing. So, if you really want to look like an authentic cowboy from the 19th Century, you would roll the cuffs on your pants. But if you don't, I don't blame you.
Posted by Brad Hall