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post #31 of 73
For my bespoke trousers I go with a ~22cm (~8.7in) leg opening, which is ideal based on tailor recommendation and personal preference and not chosen based on some mathematical formula (even though it fits the one of Tony The Tailor since I have U.S. shoe size 10.5 and wear flat front trousers). My RTW trousers vary between 20.5cm (8in) and 23cm (9in) which are the acceptable limits for me.

Apart from overall foot and body measures I think that the leg opening also needs to fit the other proportions of the suit. I prefer a more classical suit silhouette with normal lapel widths etc. - hence I do not go with the current trend for small leg openings which work better with the current trend of thin lapel slim suits IMHO. I would also consider the material type, e.g. I think that a heavy flannel or tweed looks better with a more generous leg opening.
post #32 of 73

There is another thread that I posted in last night with the same topic.  Anyhow, I'm 6'2" 220 with a size 12 shoe and I won't buy any (more) trousers with less than a 9" leg opening.  it is my single most important measurement that I consider for trousers.

post #33 of 73
It is rarity these days to find a suit with trousers with appropriate leg opening width. Suits mostly has gone slim fit and leg opening width has become smaller. Suits that comes with trousers with wider leg opening create allowance to taper to my own liking. This has become a rarity. If there is one thing I am most particular about, it would be the leg opening width.

I am 5"9 and I prefer my leg opening to be 8". No slimmer than that.
post #34 of 73

6'1", 30" waist and 38" chest, size 11 shoe.  The last pair of pants I ordered from Luxire (laid flat) had 14" through the thigh, 13" through the knee, and an 11" leg opening.  They're comfy and hang really well because I chose a heavier fabric.  I don't like the look slimmer pants have on me.

post #35 of 73
All of my pants are made by Luxire these days. I am 6'3"/180lbs and my leg opening is 8.25" with a 1.75" cuff...shoe size is 11. I think it's perfect for me...not too slim and not too wide.
post #36 of 73
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6'1", 30" waist and 38" chest, size 11 shoe.  The last pair of pants I ordered from Luxire (laid flat) had 14" through the thigh, 13" through the knee, and an 11" leg opening.  They're comfy and hang really well because I chose a heavier fabric.  I don't like the look slimmer pants have on me.

Wow--those sound like very roomy pants on your frame. Do you have a pic? You seem to have a slim build and 11" leg opening seems very wide.
post #37 of 73
I've always preferred somewhere around a 9" leg opening.
post #38 of 73
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6'1", 30" waist and 38" chest, size 11 shoe.  The last pair of pants I ordered from Luxire (laid flat) had 14" through the thigh, 13" through the knee, and an 11" leg opening.  They're comfy and hang really well because I chose a heavier fabric.  I don't like the look slimmer pants have on me.

Wow--those sound like very roomy pants on your frame. Do you have a pic? You seem to have a slim build and 11" leg opening seems very wide.

I don't have a picture of those pants handy, but here's a really bad standing picture of an un-pressed suit I got for Christmas this year with 10" leg opening and around 12" at the knee.

post #39 of 73
Those look very wide to me.
post #40 of 73

Agree..suit would look better on you with slimmer pants

post #41 of 73
I'm 6' 2" 190 and anything larger than 8.5" and I feel like I'm wearing pants from a 90's suit. I like 8" for a fashionable look and 8.25 for a more traditional look. I've come to appreciate how much of a difference 1/4" makes in the overall look.
post #42 of 73
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I don't have a picture of those pants handy, but here's a really bad standing picture of an un-pressed suit I got for Christmas this year with 10" leg opening and around 12" at the knee.


Looks indeed big here, but of course the lack of shoes also distorts the overall picture
post #43 of 73

I don't mind a trimmer fit in the jacket, but with both jacket and pants mobility and comfort are my biggest concerns.  Both of those concerns are aided by the wider legs I favour, although mobility is prioritised.  I get really tight armholes on my shirts and jackets for the same reason. I don't want my legs to be constricted if I have to run or ride a bicycle, and I don't want my pants riding up when I sit down.  Also, I just prefer the silhouette and top-to-bottom balance that wider leg trousers give; a twig like me needs to have all the visual weight he can get.

 

Of course, whether or not you can get away with wider legs is mostly down to what you're used to and whether you are comfortable wearing what nobody else around you is.  I don't mind, but that's just me.

post #44 of 73
Actually, the thinner you are the slimmer the clothing you should wear. You need to accentuate your thinness. Wearing baggy or larger clothing looks worse. It looks like you are swimming in clothes or wearing your dad's suit.
post #45 of 73

Which is why the jacket needs to be cut properly.  I don't want to accentuate my thinness too much, and a bit of intentional drape is not always a bad thing.

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