Low Rise Pants

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Phildominator, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. Phildominator

    Phildominator Member

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    I've noticed that there are a lot of stores at the mall carrying low-rise pants. Is it appropriate to wear low-rise pants when you tuck your shirt in ie wearing a suit and tie? Or an open-collared dress shirt?

    Why would anyone have low-rise pants?
     
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Depends what you mean by low rise. Unless pants are worn with braces, which are an oddity these days, moderately low rise pants which sit between the hips and the natural waist are, imo, superior to high rise pants, which will tend to sag in the front because of the excess fabric at the crotch. The same goes for jeans, unless you are a real, bonafide old school farmer. You can go lower on jeans if you are young and in good shape but not muscle bound. A rise lower than about 9 inches, though, and you'd better be Britney, on a good day.
     
  3. bryce330

    bryce330 Senior member

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    I wear low-rise pants almost exclusively, even with suits, because they look much better on me than high-rise pants. I have disproportionately long legs and a shorter torso, so low-rise pants do a better job of cutting my body in half and making me look balanced. Also, I have a narrow waist and am bigger at the hips, so high-rise pants just don't look good on me at all.
     

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