(Fashionslave @ May 23 2005,15:32) I've noticed some of the vintage Savile Row suits I own have a long or high rise,more like 12.5".Was this the norm for vintage? I think it has less to do with when they were made than how they were made to be worn. Â Brace trousers need a higher rise. Â Belt trousers cut that high will just slip down; they need a slightly lower rise to stay in place. I guess that depends upon how fat you are. Personally, I prefer about a 12" rise (I'm 5'10" and have a 30 inch inseam when using a half break) on my suit and dress trousers. Any less and they either sit too low, or if I pull them up they can be a bit uncomfortable when sitting.