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How to chose the proper size for pants?

YourStallion

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This isn't something I really learned. I always have pants that are two long, or don't fit right, they even end up ripping in the crotch because I just don't have them properly fitting. How do you do it?
 

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How old are you?

If the legs are too long, hem them. Hemming is actually really easy. I blind-hem my own pants by hand... but many sewing machines have the feature already on them.

If the crotch is ripping, it could be for many reasons. You will have to tell us if the rise is too high or too low? Which ever it is, just buy pants that are the opposite.

If you can't find any pants, you might have to have them tailor-made... but I can only imagine how spendy that would be!
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I'm 23.

I guess the pants would be low. I'm just trying to figure out how to get the best fitting pants. As well, how are pants supposed to be wearin to show "highly successful person". In the past all I did was go to the store, Put on the pants, and if they "fit", I'd get'em. And by fit I mean just around the waist. After that I'm at a loss.
 

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Well the right lenght is a matter of hemming and is dependent on how much break you like and what the pant style is; the more tappered the less break, imho.

when you try pants it should fit around the waist properly. I usually like mine to be a tad loose, just enough that can easily be taken care of with a belt. Be sure to leave room for tucking in a shirt, the best is to go wearing a shirt to try it on. Then you have to feel the seat. Once you wear the pants try and sit down. You should not feel cramped by the pants (like the feeling of newly washed jeans). Then stand up and look in a mirror around the groin area, does the pant form a weird "v" shape? It should not, Try placing your hands in the pocket, they should be smooth. Check that the side pockets don't pucker.

The reason you have ripping may have to do with your unique shape and the balance between your waist and size of thighs. Like someone said, if you find that you still cannot get a good fit you may need to get one tailored . . .

I'm sure others will add more . . ..
 

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the most common reason for a ripped crotch. then a trouser meant to be worn on the waist is worn on the hip instead. dress trousers are not to be worn on the hip like low rise jeans. trousers should be worn above the hip bone at the small of the waist. its the protruding hip bone that holds the rtousers up.
to get a proper fit disreguard the waist size. pick the trouser that fits through the seat, then if the waist is too large or small have it altered.
when pattern work is done either custom or mtm the seat measure is the base measure for the pattern the waist is then adjusted as needed.
 

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