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Angled or Straight Hemline on Plain Front Pants with a Slight Break and No Cuff?

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Recently I have purchased a couple of pair of plain front wool trousers that I ended up taking to two different tailors to have hemmed. In both cases I asked for just a slight break with no cuff, and in both cases the tailor told me I should angle the hemline so that the back (towards the heel of the shoe) is slightly longer. It seems to me that on pants with virtually no break the hemline is straight, which makes sense, but I'm wondering what the thoughts are on the advice I received from these two tailors, and also whether a slight break is "acceptable" in this case. Thank you.
 

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keep 'em straight........
 

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Recently I have purchased a couple of pair of plain front wool trousers that I ended up taking to two different tailors to have hemmed. In both cases I asked for just a slight break with no cuff, and in both cases the tailor told me I should angle the hemline so that the back (towards the heel of the shoe) is slightly longer. It seems to me that on pants with virtually no break the hemline is straight, which makes sense, but I'm wondering what the thoughts are on the advice I received from these two tailors, and also whether a slight break is "acceptable" in this case. Thank you.

angle it.

If you have essentially no break, the trouser will just float over the shoe and may look a bit odd.

Angling the hemline allows the trouser to sit cleanly over the shoe while not breaking much in the front.
 

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a good tailor will angle the hem ever so slightly as a standard practice...........is you can tell teh hem is angled then find a new tailor!
 

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Guardsman slant. I always ask for this. I never get enough...
 

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If you have a slight break in the front with no angle, then you are most likely completely exposing your socks in the back. Get them angled.
 

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Angle, especially if you have a booty, a badonk-a-donk if you will.
 

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Angle definitely, I can't tell you how many tailors I've run across that don't understand that concept...good for you for finding one.
 

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