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post #691 of 1744
No worries. Just wondering. I think there is an SF wide trend to high waisted, pleated trousers at the moment. The last pair I ordered were 11.5" front and 18.75" back or thereabouts from memory. It helps a huge amound when wearing braces for me if they are high at the back, they don't slip off my shoulders at much. Might be a bit extreme for most though smile.gif
post #692 of 1744
Thread Starter 
Hi Lachy,

Just checked at home and the flat front sample has about an 18 inch rear rise (a fraction under) for the 32. I think you are right that anything higher would be pretty extreme and almost a braces only height.
post #693 of 1744

Thanks for the measurements Jason.  Interestingly, I believe Howard Yount lists them on his sight as 10.25 inch rise.  11.75 inch is pretty high for a 5 foot 7 like me!

post #694 of 1744
To prospective customers - high rise pants will change your life. Sooooo ridiculously comfortable. Slimming too. Jump on these when they arrive.
post #695 of 1744
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post #696 of 1744
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

To prospective customers - high rise pants will change your life. Sooooo ridiculously comfortable. Slimming too. Jump on these when they arrive.

 

I thought I knew what high rise pants were but I've never seen so much commotion or praise for them so do you have a good example of a high rise pant and this slimming effect?

post #697 of 1744

They are naturally slimming as they don't create a horizontal line at the point at which the male is most portly.

post #698 of 1744

I personally like a low rise and a flat front. 

(1) a low rise elongates the torso for a more masculine presence 

(2) a pleat is overly fussy

 

I know I am in the minority on this. 

post #699 of 1744
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

I personally like a low rise and a flat front. 
(1) a low rise elongates the torso for a more masculine presence 
(2) a pleat is overly fussy

I know I am in the minority on this. 

My torso is quite long and I am not a tiny chap, so high rise give me a better shape.

You will know what works for you Oli, but I think you will agree that most men (esp over 35) could do with pulling their trousers up (or buying a pair with a better rise). This small change (and maybe getting trousers break sorted) would dramatically improve sartorial standards. Add in a half decent pair of shoes and we are on the way.

Good article from A Suitable Wardrobe - http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/2013/10/the-cut-of-trouser.html
post #700 of 1744
Thread Starter 
Oli I sort of see things the other way. To me, low rise trousers are too informal and more feminine, the same as the craze for short jackets amongst many menswear brands, combined together make for a very feminine looking suit/SC & Trousers.

The other thing I don't particularly like about low rise trousers is when wearing a coat or suit jacket, having that small window of shirt showing when the coat is buttoned which is generally covered by higher rise trousers.

But, like PS I'm a big bastard as well so my tastes are obviously geared to what works for me. I'll see if I can find a good image to post.
post #701 of 1744
If you have big thighs/butt, they work wonders too, because they de-emphasise that area.

Here's a few shots of some high rise pants I have now as part of a suit:

http://cdn.styleforum.net/b/bb/bb7935a0_IMG_0510.jpeg
http://cdn.styleforum.net/d/d2/d2130f35_IMG_0516.jpeg

http://www.styleforum.net/t/304965/luxire-custom-clothing-official-affiliate-thread/5500_100#post_6659959

As compared to

http://cdn.styleforum.net/e/e6/e616e84b_image_6.jpeg

Another nice example:

http://cdn.styleforum.net/a/a8/a8b048f2_tumblr_m51re36rwh1qa2j8co1_500.jpeg

http://www.styleforum.net/t/304965/luxire-custom-clothing-official-affiliate-thread/4000_100#post_6490963

Now these examples might not be to your taste, but to my eye it's a lot nicer. I think HC's pants won't be quite as high, though.

*Oh and I mentioned it before but, with braces in particular, "comfortability" is off the charts since you can leave the waist of the trousers a lot looser. It's night and day.
post #702 of 1744
Thread Starter 
That last one of Vox was one that I was looking for. Certainly the back is made just for braces, but taking that away and focusing on the front, it has a very clean drape and slimming effect, helped of course by the fact they are bespoke.
post #703 of 1744

Thanks for the examples Lach, thats about on par with what I thought, good to be on the same page as you guys.  

 

with suits I like high rise pants, not too much a fan of them when out of suits (thats just me though.

post #704 of 1744
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

Thanks for the examples Lach, thats about on par with what I thought, good to be on the same page as you guys.  

with suits I like high rise pants, not too much a fan of them when out of suits (thats just me though.

Yes for my odd trousers, ie chinos with a crease and pleats or flannels, I take a bit off the front and back rise. I think I went with 11.5"/18.5" on my last pair.

As I said, since I have big thighs/butt I am going to have a greater rise measurement than most.

I'll try and take a photo next time I wear them.

FWIW, my high waisted trousers/suit have garnered me more compliments than anything I have bought before. My gf thinks it looks much,much better on my body type than the lower rise/belted look.
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