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post #31 of 62
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Originally Posted by Jay687 View Post
Why is that?

I'd disagree. They would tend to flatter anyone shorter, wouldn't they? Since low-rise would be proportional to a higher rise on someone taller?

quite the opposite. low rise pants make your legs look shorter and your torso look longer. short people look even shorter if they wear low rise pants, and they should avoid them unless their torso is exceptionally short.
post #32 of 62
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Originally Posted by aizan View Post
quite the opposite. low rise pants make your legs look shorter and your torso look longer. short people look even shorter if they wear low rise pants, and they should avoid them unless their torso is exceptionally short.

This. Fred Astaire and the Duke of Windsor were both on the short side, but don't appear to be in photos. The trick is trousers on the natural waist.
post #33 of 62
Low-rise pants look better when you're not wearing a jacket, imo.
post #34 of 62
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Originally Posted by bluemagic View Post
Low-rise pants look better when you're not wearing a jacket, imo.
I agree with this. With a jacket, I much prefer a higher rise so that the waist of my pants does not show when the jacket is buttoned.
post #35 of 62
Great thread -- just in time for the Friends & Family sale this week.
post #36 of 62
I had both Clark and Milano-fit BB Khakis. At 6 ft 195lbs, I had to go up two in my my waist size (from a 32 to a 34) for the Milano in order to fit my legs (barely) and have the waist taken in. I hoped that the Milano-fit khakis would stretch with use as did with my Clarks, however, I still found the rise on the Milano to be too low and the leg opening too narrow. I went back to the Clarks.
post #37 of 62
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Originally Posted by tink View Post
is the waist on the milano cut true to size?

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Originally Posted by srivats View Post
Yes.



This is the answer I received re actual garment size for size 31 and 32 Milano fit chinos:

'In response to your inquiry regarding our merchandise, please be advised waist size 31 the actual garment waist measurement should be 32½ and waist size 32 the waist measurement should be 33½.'

As some have noted, with about a 9'' front rise, these probably sit closer to the hips than the actual waist, which explains the extra 1½'' vs. tagged size. I guess these do fit tts, but do not measure tts.
post #38 of 62
Of those two I went with the Milano. It is a bit slimmer and just felt better to me. I am waiting for my pair to come for me, since thepair I tried on at the store had marks on them.
post #39 of 62
I always purchase the Clark fit and have them tailored. I find the Milano fit is too tapered for me.
post #40 of 62
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post


This is the answer I received re actual garment size for size 31 and 32 Milano fit chinos:

'In response to your inquiry regarding our merchandise, please be advised waist size 31 the actual garment waist measurement should be 32½ and waist size 32 the waist measurement should be 33½.'

As some have noted, with about a 9'' front rise, these probably sit closer to the hips than the actual waist, which explains the extra 1½'' vs. tagged size. I guess these do fit tts, but do not measure tts.

I did mention this in another thread regarding these pants and the lower rise. Unless you pull them up a lot they will sit lower on your hips needing the extra room, unless your hips are smaller than your waist... If you pull them up too much the waist will be loose and you will have ball cleavage.
post #41 of 62
I'll cast another vote in favor of the Clark fit at BB. I have four or five pair. They seem to fit me perfectly with just a little shortening needed for my stubby legs.
post #42 of 62
I think the new milano cut is find for me, planning to order 2 pairs or newly washed on for summer causal smart.
post #43 of 62
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post


This is the answer I received re actual garment size for size 31 and 32 Milano fit chinos:

'In response to your inquiry regarding our merchandise, please be advised waist size 31 the actual garment waist measurement should be 32½ and waist size 32 the waist measurement should be 33½.'

As some have noted, with about a 9'' front rise, these probably sit closer to the hips than the actual waist, which explains the extra 1½'' vs. tagged size. I guess these do fit tts, but do not measure tts.

That's good to know. They never got me any measurements when I called and emailed them.

It is annoying that they aren't true to size. I suppose because those going by waist measurement will need them bigger to wear at hips. However, should just size according to true measurements and let people decide themselves.

Still, it makes it so their smallest size (30) will be way too big on me if measuring 31.5" and that's frustrating.

Oh well. It looks like the J.Crew Urban Slim Fit is for me. They are not true to size either, but they go down to 28" (30.25" measured). It's still an inch too large at 30.25, but best I'm gonna get for slim fit chinos it seems.
post #44 of 62
It doesn't matter. They're both slim-fit and flat-front. The difference from there will be negligible imo.
post #45 of 62
I'm wearing a pair of Clarks right now, which get a lot of use. I'm 5'6" and a 31" waist, and while I generally prefer a shorter rise, there's not enough room in the Milano thighs for me.
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