Strange, because we always thought that Americans have too short trousers (JFK look).
This is unusual. Most American tailors leave a lot of break.
The Italian rule every tailor here will use -if not asked differently-, as I know, is: "you have not to see socks while walking (not just standing)". So trousers will rest on the shoe with a generouse break.
Interesting. I assume these are the more British influenced tailors? Caraceni, et al? The Romans I've seen prefer a much shorter trouser leg. So do the Neapolitans that dominate the American market (Kiton, Attolini, Borrelli). Of course, it's up to the customer, but that's what the salesmen and tailors who are acutally from Naples seem to prefer.
And trousers are always cuffed AND slanted (the rear is longer and it is 1-2 cm above heel of the shoe).
Interesting. To the best of my knowledge, the Brits and the Americans do not do this, or even know how.
My, personal, rule is: trousers have no break, but touch the shoe; very hard to meet perfectly.
I like them just a smidgen longer: maybe 1-2 cm of break. But I don't like the American 1/2" rule.