Originally Posted by amplifiedheat
Your call. Well-dressed men do not wear their trousers on their hips.
Wearing trousers at the hips is a current fad that will pass. It has come and gone before and will do so again.
Originally Posted by Master-Classter
^^^ that sounds about right. I like my top (of 2) buttons to be just above my belly button, within say 2 inches, then the bottom button should be around or just above the belt buckle.
It sounds like your trousers are too low or you have a very high belly button. The top button (of 2) should be just above the belt, which should be around the navel.
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Originally Posted by yarnsforth
+1 though I can deal with a 2-button jacket's lower button being max 1.25" above belt.
For me, the lower button on a 2-button jacket needs to be below the belt. The top button should be about an inch above the belt. The shirt should not show below the top button.
Button stances have been going up for the past decade. The 2-button jackets now are pretty much 3-button jackets without the bottom button. And jackets have been getting shorter. Trouser rises have been going down. I'm sure these smaller styles are saving manufacturers a bit of money. I'm 5'9" and I need a 42 L instead of a 40 R in these modern styles. Then I would need a lot of alterations. I've been buying older suits on eBay because these modern suits won't fit me. I'm...
Originally Posted by gumbolo
This must be the funniest definition I have ever heard about the origin of sea-island cotton. In case you are US American, there are also other islands outside the US which grow cotton.
It makes perfect sense to me. "Sea Island" refers to specific islands, not just any island. It isn't about the origin of long-staple cotton. The term "Sea Island" has now come to mean a long-staple cotton.
Originally Posted by Sebastian_Flyte
yeah-- somewhat low-waisted pants, too.
Since your trousers are below your waist, your tie length doesn't need to follow the rules either. You can wear your tie only to your waist if it looks better than to your belt.
Originally Posted by columbia92
I'm a big fan of non-iron fabric. It's much more convenient and easier to deal with. I wonder why the none-iron fabric selection is always limited, especially for high end shirt fabric? Does none-iron process destroyes the quality of the fabric or something?
There is a coating put on the fabric that makes a higher quality unnoticeable. The finesse of a high quality fabric would not be felt under the...
Originally Posted by OttoSkadelig
PS. pant rise is also a bit too high and contributes to "old man" silhouette (really becomes apparent in the side jacket-less pic), but I'm guessing there isn't a lot that can be done to address that now.
The trouser rise isn't high at all. The trousers don't even reach the waist in the front, though the height is right in the back. It doesn't look "old man" at all to me.
Originally Posted by Shirtmaven
non iron has a special treatment that reduces the need for ironing.
easy care has a resin finish, but still needs to be ironed. It is just easier to iron.
Is one better than the other, or are both equally bad.
I'd get all my trousers with side tabs if I could. I never wear a belt with a suit, usually going for braces. If I wearing a sports coat I'll wear braces there too. Without a jacket I wear a belt, but I'd prefer side tabs instead.