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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by slimjohnson, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. slimjohnson

    slimjohnson Member

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    Question: I have bought a couple flat-front suits lately and I can't tell whether or not to have the pants pressed sideways with a pleat down the front of the leg (like pleated pants would have) or to have them pressed completely flat so no pressing pleat is noticeable at all. In there any conventional wisdom regarding this?

    So, thoughts?

    Thanks.
     


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    Tom Senior Member

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    I prefer an obvious saggital crease along the legs.
    -Tom
     


  3. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Distinguished Member

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    I personally tink that it depends upon the jacket. A crease often times is necessary for the pants and jacket to create a smooth, seamless transition. If the jacket skirt is shorter and slimmer, then I say go with no crease (mainly because flat front pants tend not to hold them well).
     


  4. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Tailored pants will have the crease permanently put in them. I don't know if they still use the clapper to do it (a big hinged wooden thing that smacks down the crease and flattens the fibres permanently) but regardless the creases are set in there where they are supposed to be. So have the pants pressed like they came.

    If you are asking whether to have the front crease pressed all the way up to the beltline, that's another question. But if they came with no creases, they should remain that way. Don't let your dry cleaner decide for you, like mine did once. I spent a while getting those creases back out of a pair of flat front non creased pants and I didn't go back to that cleaner.
     


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    My armani suit pants has no pleats. it has no crease. the legs are just plain cylinder and looks soo darn cool.
     


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    If they came with a crease down the center, get them pressed with a crease down the center, if they did not have a crease down the center, get them pressed so that they do not have a crease. Just go with whatever the original designer intended.
     


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