Five Rules for the perfect Trouser Fit

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Four – Creases are a beautiful statement, and bring formality to the pants, but they are harder to maintain, and can make alterations tricky.

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Five – get the Hem that works for you, personally I’m a cuff kinda guy, although I can’t stop loving the modern trend for shorter trouser hems.

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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.

– More on Suits –

Intro, 10 things you should know– Brief History of Suits – Suit Fit, The Trousers – Suit Fit, the Jacket  – Off the Peg Suits – Made to Measure Suits – Bespoke Suits – Some Suit Mistakes –

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