I don't wear these often, because I've had very bad experiences with them making me look 50 years older than I really am, especially when my jacket's off. I'm getting a suit made, and I chose to have my trousers pleated, because I'm also tired of flat-front pants squeezing my butt whenever I sit down; I'd like a more generous fit (admittedly, I do like my suits on the slim side.) I went with a compromise: a single-pleated trouser. Here's my major question: I notice that on a lot of pictures in eBay auctions and whatnot, the pleats start very close to the pockets. The tailor here recommended that my pleats go through the direct middle of my front thigh. Also, how deep do pleats usually have to be? The tailor here said that the deeper they are, the wider the fit (sounds reasonable), and he recommended that, since I like slim-fitting trousers, I should have pleats on the shallow side of things. Good advice?
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2/6/04 at 3:57am