Quote:i will say it again. mother nature designed our waist above our hip bone purposely. why? so that our pants will not fall down. dont fool with mother nature.
I theory, agreed. In practice, it just feels and looks alien to ride trousers that high today. I have never once seen trousers worn at the true waist by anyone (outside of comics to on-stage routines) in the real world. I've seen it on old films, I've seen in classic mens style pics (and they certainly look good in those contexts) .... but I fear it's such a forgotten style that wearing trousers like that today would evoke laughter.
The nub here is that one can't really "try" trousers both ways and come to a decision later. To wear trousers that high requires one hell of a rise. If you buy them that way and simply can't get into the swing of such a high wear, then putting them lower screws everything up - the legs are now too long, the butt is baggy, etc. Likewise, if you get a low-rise trouser and try to wear it at the waist, you'll feel like you're getting a 24-hour wedgy.