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How much room do you allow with regards to your pants waistband?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Brigden, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Brigden

    Brigden Senior Member

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    Title says it all. I'm curious.
     


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    a tailor Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    enough so that it feels right on your waist.
     


  3. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Enough to stylishly tuck my gun into them.... Its one of those things were you know it when you feel it, I would say.
     


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    as tight as possible.....hate tightening my belt and having the wait bunch up...
     


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    stickonatree Distinguished Member

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    i also hate the belt + bunching up effect. however i leave about a finger width of space so that it's possible for me to breathe, especially after eating large meals.
     


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    I like the muffin top look so I go for negative 3".
     


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    What about the crotch area? Do you leave enough room for an unexpected stiffy?
     


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    texas_jack Stylish Dinosaur

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    I like my suspender pants pretty loose.
     


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    What about the crotch area? Do you leave enough room for an unexpected stiffy?

    I have an extra pleat made into my bespoke drawers. To accomodate my monstrous stiffy.

    to the OP, it should be tight enough where a belt is never necessary to hold your pants up, loose enough so that it's comfortable.
     


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    to the OP, it should be tight enough where a belt is never necessary to hold your pants up, loose enough so that it's comfortable.
    +1 The belt is pretty much just for decoration.
     


  11. Brigden

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    +1 The belt is pretty much just for decoration.

    This is how I've always measured well-fitting pants: that they should sit snug, but comfortable, and remain on the wearer's waist/hips without the aid of a belt.
     


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    I like my suspender pants pretty loose.

    Ditto here. You can get away with larger waisted trousers with braces. To me, they are so much more comfortable.
     


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    if the waistband folds up under the belt, its too large.
     


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