Fit of pants (Stcking to legs when sitting)

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  1. blc456

    blc456 Senior member

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    Hello all,

    I am having a little bit of a dilemma with pants. I am sure this is partly related to my build, but I am not sure what the best solution is. I have a slim frame (6ft 1, 175lbs) and usually wear a 32" in pants. The problem comes with the fact that i have big calves compared to my waist/thigh size.. I usually try to stick around an 8.25 leg opening on all my pants in order to maintain a slimmer looking silhouette. The problem is on dress pants/chino's alike when i sit down and stand up the pants "stick" to my calves and I need to pull them down with my hands. I am assuming this is not normal?

    If I go bigger than 8.25", the rest of the pant looks too baggy on me. I am not sure what the best solution is. Any suggestions?

    Thanks :D
     


  2. sparrow

    sparrow Senior member

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    you might have to get your pants tailored. most likely buy a bit larger then tailor them.
     


  3. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Larger size needed possibly with some alterations. Does this affect all makes - have you even tried shopping around? If none of this works then MTM.
     


  4. Veremund

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    Your pants should be tailored so that they taper slightly as they run towards the ankle.
     


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    Sounds like you should look into pleats.
     


  6. blc456

    blc456 Senior member

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    I have tried multiple pants (Howard Yount, Epaulet, J crew classic fit, Lands end tailored fit) and they all have the same issue. They are sticking to my calf even though the pants fit great everywhere else.
     


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    Shouldn't be too hard for a tailor to diagnose/fix.
     


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    I have a similiar problems with my calves (I used to play soccer).
    Compared to the rest of the body, they're really large. After sitting down, I often had to pull down the legs of the trousers to rearrange them...
    I have never been able to buy slim-fit pants, although now I realized its not such a bad thing.

    For me Uniqlo/Banana Republic worked for chino pants, Hugo Boss for wool pants/suits.
    But lately, I buy most of my stuff at Suit Supply.
    I would strongly recommend getting MTM trousers/suits if you really have that much trouble finding fitting trousers off the rack.
     


  10. blc456

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    Any particular models at these places that you went with?
     


  11. realkingo

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    For Uniqlo it would be:
    Men Vintage Chino Flat Front / Men Washed Flat Front Pants / Men Stretch Cotton Flat Front Pants.
    (Basically any trousers, which don't have "slim" in the name)

    Banana Republic:
    Tailored grey wool suit pants/ vintage chinos (relaxed-fit will make you look like wearing diapers underneath ).

    For Hugo Boss:
    Don't recall the names, but I would stick to Boss (Black) and Boss Selection.

    For me Uniqlo offers the best value for money in case of chino pants.
    For wool pants, I believe Hugo Boss is a bit too expensive, as you can get MTM in their price range. Therefore, I'd go with Suit Supply.
    With my last 2 personal tailoring suits I just ordered an extra pair of pants.

    Buying a size bigger and getting the pants tailored did not work out for me.
    As everything but the calves seemed to be ill-fitting afterwards and I started to feel uncomftorble in the pants.

    Also stretching my legs every morning and before going to bed worked, reducing some of the mass.
    In my case a physiotherapist noticed, that the muscles of my thighs are a bit to short.
    Consequently, I used my calves much more when walking and running, ending up in building up extra calve muscle.
     


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