Whether you’re getting a pair of custom trousers made, or fishing through the thrift store, here are five things to think about when considering trousers
One – the Waistband should fit snugly, with one finger travelling easily between the waistband and your body. This allows for a comfortable fit with an un-tucked shirt, and a snug fit when tucked.
Two – the Crotch should fit comfortably. The higher the crotch, the easier the trouser legs move with the body, creating less strain on the fabric over time, and being more comfortable. Bespoke connoisseurs get their trousers tailored to the side they dress, but for retail the crotch of the trousers should be about a thumb below the danger zone for maximum comfort.
Three – different Darts, Pleats and Pockets work better for certain shapes and tastes, so find what works for you. In general, a larger seat needs more darts, and larger gents move easier with pleats.
Four – Creases are a beautiful statement, and bring formality to the pants, but they are harder to maintain, and can make alterations tricky.
At the end of the day, what matters most with trousers is that they look good and feel comfortable moving with you throughout the day.
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