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Ideal Pant Length

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

  1. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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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]
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member 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.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. 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.
     
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    macuser3of5 Senior member

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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.

    [​IMG]

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

    GuP Senior member

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

    HomerJ Senior member

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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.
     
  10. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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.

    [​IMG]


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

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

    Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case with most people with their pleated pants that does a service to no one.
     
  12. GuP

    GuP Senior member

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    So, are the pictures I put up - short, long, or just right?
     
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    C'mon guys, don't disappoint me!
     
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  15. grimslade

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    THat's too short for my taste. I don't want socks showing when at rest (or nearly so, as with the left foot in that pic).
     
  16. SoCal2NYC

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    I like when the pants fall just over the shoe laces. Not long enough in the back that they are on the ground but when standing I want them to cover the laces.
     
  18. Dragon

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    Way too short for me, as I don`t like to show any sock when standing normally.
     
  19. Cantabrigian

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

    The middle photo is pretty close to my ideal break.

    I believe this is a Jon Green suit. The pants are a little too full IMO but I prefer this length:

    [​IMG]
     

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