Originally Posted by Superfluous
Are these trousers to wear by themselves or with a jacket? I think pants when wearing with a jacket require a longer rise, but that's up to you. Ralph Lauren Purple Label and Ralph Lauren Black Label will have shorter rises.
And you mentioned Kiton... are you really going to spend $1500 + on a pair of ready to wear trousers?
They are trousers to wear with a sport coat, and I know that technically you're supposed to wear them up to the lower button so that no shirt is showing when your jacket is closed, but when I've tried on longer rises I get a few things that look off... The other thing I should mention is that I wear my jacket open a lot... I don't think it looks as bad on me for some reason—Maybe because my build, and I've also seen Agnelli do it a lot.
1) Are trousers supposed to cut your body in half? If so, wearing pants higher than I already do (about 1.5-2 inches below my belly-button) makes my torso look too short and legs considerably longer than my upper body and to me it looks a little disproportionate.. If not then disregard.
The other question I have is that when I wear trousers with a long rise they tend to form this odd swerve/heft where my crotch is as demonstrated in this picture—
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When I walk the curve becomes almost like a pouch that runs across the legs as demonstrated in this picture except even more severe.. oh, and the pockets stick out like mickey mouse ears.
The pouch looks weird—In a different post I compared it to swim trunks that parachute out when you first walk into the pool. Maybe that's only the Brioni pants that I tried on? I actually read in one of the threads that the mickey mouse ears happen because the legs are too slim, and to go one size up and just take-in the waist to correct the issue, but if you go one size up wouldn't the rise be even longer?
I had no idea Kiton was that expensive.. I figured they'd be the same as Brioni.. I'll pay $900 before tax but I really shouldn't be spending fifteen hundred on a pair of pants.
Edited by newyorknoir - 2/10/13 at 6:56pm