How Much Does Your Type of Shoe Affect Trouser Break?

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  1. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    The other day, I was in a store trying on some dressy loafers, and I was surprised how differently my trousers broke compared to the oxfords I normally wear with them -- they looked quite a bit too short! But maybe it just looked that way to me because I wasn't used to showing so much sock. Does anybody here find that their trousers drape very differently depending on the type of shoe you're wearing?
     


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    YES . Somtimes it depends on the vamp wether or not high or low and
    also the sole or the of the shoe.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Definitely. For example, if you wear chelsea boots with dress pants or suits, you will want to have them tailored shorter than for loafers or oxfords.
     


  5. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    So what do most guys do? Designate certain trousers to be worn only with certain pairs of shoes? Or have your tailor 'cheat' with the length of the trousers so there's enough leeway that they look acceptable with whatever shoes you're likely to wear them with?
     


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    JBZ Senior member

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    I do have a few pairs of trousers that I won't wear with loafers, because they look too short. That said, I try to get all of my trousers tailored on the longer side because I wear loafers very often. I'd rather have them look a little too long than a little too short (not everyone shares this view, however).
     


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    whoopee Senior member

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    If you're the type to care about the variance in trouser breaks with different shoes, I doubt you'd be satisfied with a "cheat" in the trouser length, which honestly doesn't make much sense. Either you wear them a bit higher or lower, depending; you stick to a certain type of shoe for the trousers; or you just let it ride. I also think that boots with a little extra break and loafers with a little less looks pretty good, though not with suits.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Sometimes if I need to cheat a pair of pants up or down, I can tighten or loosen my belt, or wear a belt that fits a bit differently. If it's just not working, change pants or change shoes.
     


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    similar with pant leg widths .I usualy like a nine inch width with a brogue shoe
    verses a nine and half to ten inch width a more inlongated shoe.
     


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