Dear Folks: A matter of proportion. I got some pants, dress trousers with small pleats (I like pleats sometimes). Â They have a straight leg. Â The measure at the ankle is 19 to 19.5 and they just don't look good. Other pants of 50 or 60 years ago look good with this measure because they are deeply pleated to taper from the full thigh. But the contemporary pants just look trad in a bad way. Â How much to taper? Â Other pants have legs as narrow as 16. Proportion-wise, I'm 5'8'', basically a 40R with a 34 inch waist. Â My shoe size, 8.5, is not very large. Weigh in.
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2/24/05 at 3:33pm