Pants fit guide part 6

Khaki pants guide for men

Pants fit guide part 6

Types of pants, number 1:

If you decide to opt for turn-ups aka cuffs, the amount is up to personal preference. While cuffs or turn-ups are often the standards with dress pants these days, going cuffless is always a bit more formal. You can either go with a break or without. In my opinion, the best way to handle the question of a break is to opt for a slanted hem. That means the back is longer than the front. That way, the back ends just above the heel of your shoe, and the front has not or just a light break.

Types of pants, number 2:

If your pants are cuffed, avoid a break because otherwise, it looks ill-fitting. Unfortunately, it is not possible to have true turn-ups cuffs with slanted hems. Hence, if you want slanted cuffs, your tailor will have to create faux cuffs, which requires additional fabric. Hence it is usually something you can only get from a bespoke tailor. If you get bespoke trousers, the tailor can. If they are not, then you ideally need a small break where the pant sits perfectly at the top of the dress shoe. The rise of trousers should sit above the hip bone or higher, in a mid- to high-rise, so that they pair well with a suit jacket. Low rise skinny pants of recent trends, when too extreme, throw off the proportions of a suit, elongating the body and shortening the legs. If you are slim, you can get away with flat front pants but if you have fuller thighs, go pleated. It will be more comfortable and look more flattering. I prefer two inward pleats, sometimes with a continuous waistband. Always bear in mind that thinner fabrics look less flattering than heavier ones on pants.

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