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post #31 of 34
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Is it preferable to line up hip pockets and lowest button?  
I prefer it.  But it can look odd (the pockets will look too high) if the bottom button is too close to the waist button.  But if the bottom button is properly spaced (at least 4.5") then the pockets should look fine.  On short guys, lower is better.  It helps present a slight illusion of greater height.
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What about the height of side vents?  I understand that they also reach the same line if hip pockets and button point line up.  Where should side vents end if those two don't line up?
10 - 11" is a decent rule of thumb for side vents, 10" (maybe slightly less) for the really short and 11" for the really tall.  Any more looks like a trap door; any less looks like a "fashion designer" coat.  Wrinkly cloths like linen and cotton sometimes take shorter (8" - 9") vents, as this helps the coat's back resist wrinkling just a bit.  Some don't like the look; I certainly would not get this length on wool, but on linen and cotton it looks less "designer" and more "casual."  At least it does to me.
post #32 of 34
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any less looks like a "fashion designer" coat.
We can't be having this, huh Cheers.
post #33 of 34
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By "gentle curve" I mean that the waistband is maybe 1.5" higher in back. When you're wearing the trousers, you wouldn't even notice. If you laid them out flat along the creases, it would be readily apparent, however.
In jeanswear, we call this a "contoured" waistband.
post #34 of 34
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In jeanswear, we call this a "contoured" waistband.
I am not magnanimous enough to admit publicly that it is possible to learn anything from jeanswear terminology. Privately, after a couple of drinks, maybe ...
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