Dear Fellows, Where should the waistband on a pair of dress trousers lay in relation to the body? I tend to favor having them at or just above my umbilicus, generally known as the "natural waist." I have a long torso, short legs. I am 6 feet tall with a 30.25 inch inseam. I find that having the trousers at or just above my umbilicus makes my legs appear longer and torso shorter. I always wear my pleated trousers this way. At times, I wonder whether I should wear my unpleated trousers in this fashion as they do not drape as nicely, however the leg lengthening effect usually convinces me to wear them high. I also wonder whether it is ever optimal to wear dress trousers at the hips as opposed to natural waist? I think jeans and chinos are best suited for this. Regards.
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10/6/04 at 2:26am