multiple questions about pants.

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  1. logan858

    logan858 Active Member

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    im still fairly clueless about pants. so i have tons of questions about pants.


    1. what does boot cut mean?
    2. the difference between low rise and high rise, is it merely where it sits on the waist/hips? or are there curves in the top of the pant?
    3. are there such things as low rise dress pants?
    4. five pocket pants, the 5th pocket is usually where exactly?
    5. why aren't dress pants ever buttoned?
     
  2. rence

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    1. Bottom of the pants fits over boots, like cowboy boots or work boots, etc. Usually boot cut is for jeans.
    2. How high or low on your waist or hips the pants fit.
    3. Yes.
    4. On jeans the fifth pocket is usually a small coin pocket above the right front pocket.
    5. Not sure what you mean. If you mean where the front zipper is, some dress pants have buttons but most have a zipper.
     
  3. logan858

    logan858 Active Member

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    thank you :p

    5. dress pants usually clip, and most jeans use a button above the zipper. my question is, why? i know a lot of dress pants have a flap that goes about 1 or 2 inches to the side of the clip to button, but ... why?


    i have another question for you. are low-rise dress pants common? and, if there is no labeling on a dress pant, what is it assumed to be, low rise or high?
     
  4. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    there are dress pants that's button fly and button closure (instead of zip fly/ hook and bar closure). it really depends on brand and price point.
     
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    5. It is cheaper to put in a metal button on jeans and it can take the rough use jeans usually get. Dress pants have a "flap" of material because it looks better and the finishing on dress pants is nicer than jeans usually.
    6. Low rise dress pants are common but every designer and/or manufacturer is different. You really have to try them on to be sure.
     
  6. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's calledan extension waistband. It allows for two closures, hook or button, on the waistband to support the waistband closure. When you sit and move it exerts pressure on the hooks and two hooks are stronger than one. Helps to keep the fly straight and not distort form pressure on the closures.
     
  7. logan858

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    thx guys.


    one more question, often times on jeans you'll see them advertised as low rise, yet, jeans generally already are worn on the hips, and not the waist, so what's the point of advertising it as low-rise?

    is the cut of the jean (or any pant for that matter) that is deemed low-rise, similar in the way girls jeans are? meaning that if you measure a 28" jean in girls, it will actually be larger than 28" because it is meant to sit lower, and accomodate hips?

    i'd just like to have a bit more specific of an explanation of low-rise vs high.
     
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    Liquidus Senior member

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    Jeans can be low-rise or mid-rise.

    I might as well add my own question on pants: How do you deal with the front of the pants sitting lower than the back? It looks really sloppy from the side view. Should I have the waist taken in until this doesn't happen?
     
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  9. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Low rise are meant to sit below your waist. Normal rise sits at your waist. High rise a bit above. There is no reason somebody can't make jeans/pants that are low/normal/high rise. If you go google high rise pants you'll see plenty of current womens high rise pants/jeans.

    If you think all jeans are low rise it's because you're young :embar: Low rise or hip hugger jeans I think came out in the late 60s.

    The sizing on the jeans is a guide. If you're a 28 then you would try on 28".
     
  10. logan858

    logan858 Active Member

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    lol, thank you.

    mind you, 28" is not always 28, *especially* in low rise women's jeans. if you actually measure your jeans you'll quickly discover that women's jeans generally are constructed differently, and are the size of the jean is not usually reflective of the actual measurement. you'll rarely be a 28 in both men's and women's jeans. take me for example. im a 29 in men's, a 27 in womens.
     

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