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Ideal Pant Length

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GuP, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. kolecho

    kolecho Distinguished Member

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    Matt's pant length is good so long as the jacket length is not excessively long. Pants with minimal break should go with jacket length that is just covering the buttock cheeks and no longer IMO.
     


  2. Cantabrigian

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    I just can't bring myself to show sock when I walk. I know that's decidedly the minority view here.
     


  3. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    I just can't bring myself to show sock when I walk. I know that's decidedly the minority view here.

    I solved that problem by going sockless, regardless of how dressed up, a la Thom Browne.
     


  4. gnatty8

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    I just can't bring myself to show sock when I walk. I know that's decidedly the minority view here.

    Yeah, I find that my idea of what is fine in terms of length does not jibe with society's conventional wisdom on correct length, and I guess I am too spineless to buck that convention too much. Here is how I would prefer to wear mine. In reality, I wear them about an inch or so longer. The snickers and "when's the flood" comments just do too much to my self esteem.. [​IMG]
     


  5. JayJay

    JayJay Stylish Dinosaur

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    I prefer Matt's length, too, although I have a few suits with pants hemmed longer. I've started having those rehemmed to what I think is a better length. Over the years, I've had tailors insist on hemming both my jacket sleeves and pants too long.
     


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    I like a little break myself.

    What I don't like is when my tailor, today for example, leaves one suit jacket sleeve a full 1/2" shorter than the other. [​IMG]
     


  7. Gruto

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    I like the picture that suit pants should "shiver" on the shoes. I think it is Boyer, who puts that way, referring to an English author.
     


  8. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    It depends upon the cut of the pant and your style.

    I am finding that trim pants look best shorter. That being said, I just got some trim Cucinelli pants in a rather heavy wool flannel and they look amazing with a 1 3/4 cuff and a nice gentle break. It gives them a soft casual and comfortable look. My trim Prada suit (looks like retro Ali or Mcqueen 60's style) looks best with no break to show off a sleek, modern profile. The pants just "kiss" the top of the shoe.

    I would not have a short length on a pant that is not trim. I also feel the taller you are the better it is to err on the side of being a bit longer with the inseam.
     


  9. a tailor

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    imho the longest length should be at the top of the heel.

    narrow bottoms mandate a shorter length.
    wider bottoms a longer length.
     


  10. HomerJ

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    Yeah, I find that my idea of what is fine in terms of length does not jibe with society's conventional wisdom on correct length, and I guess I am too spineless to buck that convention too much. Here is how I would prefer to wear mine. In reality, I wear them about an inch or so longer. The snickers and "when's the flood" comments just do too much to my self esteem.. [​IMG]

    Nice. Fuggem, you should wear them like that.
     


  11. Connemara

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  12. macuser3of5

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    I go like this or just a touch shorter. With some novelty pants like tartans I like them to stop just short of the shoe in front.

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    Same here, jeans are at most .5" longer. Not a fan of stacking.
     


  13. GuP

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    Uploaded pics of some pants with shoes. What do ya think?
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  14. HomerJ

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    Uploaded pics of some pants with shoes. What do ya think?

    Looks like someone broke your leg. The first one looks shorter than the other two though.
     


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    I go like this or just a touch shorter. With some novelty pants like tartans I like them to stop just short of the shoe in front.

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    This is my preferred length as well. Puddles of cloth flatter no one.
     


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