Pants fit guide part 2

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Pants fit guide part 2

Dress pants and trousers are often neglected when it comes to fit. While the jacket receives most of the attention, a well-fitting pair of pants is a piece of art.

The pants style that is right for you, is the one that fits you, number 2:

Recent trends suggest to avoid high-waisted trousers, pleats and other “old-fashioned” styles, but the fact is that these features flatter most gentlemen, especially if they are not the slimmest anymore.

Components of pants, number 1:

Each component of a pair of pants will directly affect the fit. First one is waistband. The strip of fabric sits around your midsection. Front and seat is the area around between the waistband and upper thighs. A rise is a measurement between the legs from the front of the waistband to the back. Low rise sits on the hip, mid-rise between the navel and hip, and high rise sit at the natural waist, close to the belly button or directly on it. A cut is the style of the trouser with regards to how close-fitting it is to the body, and the inseam is the finished length of the legs of the pants, measured from the inside seam. Unfortunately, of the 5 major fit points on a pair of pants, only the last one, length, can be easily adjusted by an alterations tailor. Most modern pants are cut and sewn with little excess fabric, meaning that very few measurements can be altered on pants, with the exception of the hem. Only vintage or bespoke pants may have enough excess fabric to take out the seat and legs. You can never change the rise. As a result, it is important to find pants that fit you as well as possible. Bear in mind. If you buy something that was not tailored to you, it will always require alterations.

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