The earlier discussion about braces with odd pants reminded me of another question. There's a famous pic of Vox wearing trousers with braces showing a perfect back seam line. For those of you who are bespoke customers, do the back seams of your trousers hang straight without braces? I've done MTM at this point, and the seam line is cleaner, but not ideal. The only way I can get the backseam to fall cleanly is with braces.
A similar topic was recently addressed in the tailor's thread. Despos provided his diagnosis.
Hi Tailors, would appreacite your help. I have a lot of trouble when it comes to trousers. This are the best I can found around here.
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This can be altered if you find a technically skilled tailor who understands pattern manipulation for posture effects. To alter this trouser isn't difficult and you don't require much adjusting but to do so disrupts the look of the back seat area. The side seam on the back part has to be taken in from o at mid thigh to 3/4" at the top of the outseam and then lower the waist band on the back part. The pockets will not be parallel to the waistband after this and look askew. The back pocket will be closer to the side seam as well. That's the negative part of making the alteration.
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On the trousers he has pictured, the alteration isnt severe. My question is what would the effect be if instead of lowering the waistband at the back, the entire back part of each leg was shifted upwards into the waistband along with taking the side seam in at the hips? I did this for a client but the problem was much more extreme.
Other than it being much more labor, would it create a shift in the knee/leg area almost like adjusting for bow legs or knock knees?
Because lifting the trouser at the center back has the same effect as lowering the waistband.
Even if you get the trouser cut properly and they hang straight from the seat, that area stretches from wearing and sitting and will wrinkle some again. Then you have to shape them up with an iron.
Suspenders will help some by holding them up.