I have just ordered my third made to measure suit--all of which have been fitted by three different clothining tailor/establishments. Only in the most recent fitting did the tailor inquire whether or not I wanted inward or outward pleats on the trousers. I had never thought about it before. Like most people, I have always worn outward (reverse) pleats. I know that inward pleats are a British tradition. My suit will be a Hickey-Freeman DB suit, side vents, working sleeve buttons, ticket pocket, with lapel vest. I would welcome any opinions on this subject by the many learned contributors to this forum. Thanks.
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10/6/03 at 12:56pm