Pants fit and covering shoe opening

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Gauss17, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    There is some information on the forum about this, but still everyone gravitates towards the slimmer cut pant styles. After a trip to the tailer, she pointed out that the hem/ leg opening was really too narrow for my shoe size. I am tall and lean (6' 4", ~190 lbs) with an 11E/11EE shoe size, so the leg of the more tapered pants I think looks better on me, but the bottom opening is I believe too small. If I manually place it in the right spot, it barely covers the shoe opening, but when walking around it catches on the shoe opening and doesn't look right in my opinion. I prefer it to hang over with a bit of a break.

    Basically (taken from WAYWRN):

    I want this.

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    This is too narrow.

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    I mean to rip on no ones style, the latter look just isn't for me. The pics aren't perfect, but you get the idea.

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I agree. Reality is you can taper down a leg that is wider but there are no outlets to make the opening circumference wider.
     


  3. clapeyron

    clapeyron Senior member

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    you are clearly too often on SF if you can tell to whom the shoes belong in the pictures....
     


  4. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I also agree. I think an overly narrow opening can exaggerate the size of the foot, and perhaps even the waist of the wearer. I generally like mine to cover about a third of the shoe.
     
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  5. wannabe

    wannabe Senior member

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    I've gotten a lot of shit about this on WAYWT threads. Being short and wanting a slim fit, I've started off with the "too-tight-so-you-basically-see-the-whole-damn-shoe" to what I would interpret as "getting-better-but-not-there-yet".

    I'd like to think that at least the top couple shoelaces should be covered, so more or less about 1/3 of the shoe.
     


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    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    ^^^ I can't compete at that level.
     


  10. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    Makes me think of all the criticism of black shoes, when the moment comes to be really elegant, this
     


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  12. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    ^^^ That I may be able to do . . .
     


  13. Naka

    Naka Senior member

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    Black shoe criticism is completely unwarranted and one of the more bizarre instances of forum groupthink IMO.
     


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    rikod Senior member

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    ^ Obviously, totally agree
     


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