Classic "high-rise" pants

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  1. mediocrecomposer

    mediocrecomposer Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I have decided that the current fashion of low-cut, tight trousers is unbecoming and informal. I very much appreciate the old style of loose, high-rise trousers as seen in several attached photos. Not only do I think this is much more elegant and classy, but for those of us whose waists have expanded over the years, it is much more comfortable. I'd love to hear anyone's thoughts on this subject.

    Where could I get such pants? What should I look for? How can I tell through the measurements given in the classifieds here if the trousers in a given listing are this style?


    Sincerely,
    Matt




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  2. firefit

    firefit Senior member

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    Although I don't necessarily prefer a loose fit, I do enjoy a fitted high-waisted trouser. You can usually tell if it's high-waisted by taking a look at the length of the "front rise" as well as the "back rise." A higher "front rise" is usually the key component to making the trousers high-waisted.
    ex.
    9.5 in. front rise - Most likely low-waisted pants.
    11.5 in. front rise - Most likely high-waisted pants.
    I accidentally made the mistake of purchasing levi's that were high-rise and it didn't look the BEST on me, but I had also purchased a pair of pre-owned Incotex trousers. I put them on and it seemed to fit high-waisted on me (atleast), I was wearing a pair of linen trousers. They fit well.
    http://www.primermagazine.com/2013/...and-why-low-rise-isnt-always-your-best-choice

    I think this explains it a bit more thoroughly, as for brands... I'm quite curious as well. I'm not sure what decent brands have high-waisted pants, but judging by the vast amount on individuals on StyleForum, I'm sure someone can help you out with brand names.
     
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    Epaulet has nice high-rise trousers here. They're nice.
     


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    11.5" Front rise is hardly "High Waisted". Actual waist pants would need at least a 14" front rise. Remember that your waist is around your navel.


    P.S. I see plenty of 12" rise pants meant to sit on your hip, and I can guarantee you if I tried to pull up such pants to my natural waist line it would turn me in to a castrato.
     
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  5. firefit

    firefit Senior member

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    Well dang! I didn't know I had the same torso length as you. Remember, we all have different heights and proportions. So, basically, when it comes down to high-rise, just make it doesn't hug up the jewels tight.
     


  6. firefit

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    Also, http://epauletnewyork.com/collectio...lor-single-pleat-trouser-khaki-military-twill

    Check measurements. 12.5" is definitely closer to 11.5" than 14". That sounds like a bit too much, but then again, we're all different.
     
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  8. firefit

    firefit Senior member

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    That's the key difference, it's you. I'd be completely fine with 12.5", I'm pretty sure sitting wouldn't be an issue. All trousers are constructed with different fits, so if you can't dance or sit in it, it's probably not a good fit, because trousers are suppose to give you some motion, haha, but if the dance you're talking about involves a split, then I'd have to recommend you a pair of full-on MC Hammer's. Hahaha
     


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