- Apr 20, 2002
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The pieces that join in the rear of the shoe are called the "quarters". The leather above the heel has no specific name, so far as I know, so let us call it the "rear." A cuffless, slanted trouser hem should cover about half that when you are standing still. A cuffed trouser will not be slanted and will come to "rest" on the top of the shoe. How much break depends on the tailor and your choice. 1/2" is the most break anyone needs or should have; more looks sloppy. Even with 1/2" of break, a cuffed trouser will not cover as much of the rear of the shoe as a slanted, uncuffed trouser hem.Any replies for this?Any replies would help and might prevent any possible mistakes when choosing or altering pants...