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Pleated Trousers

FVogt

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Dear Community

what is the difference between forward and backward pleats, both stylistically and in terms of malleability?

I hope you can help me, best answers
 

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Some people here are very passionate about forward vs reverse pleats but IMO it's largely personal preference. I have a personal preference for single reverse pleats.


Looking at photos of forward pleats here -- many have a tendency to open up, which is less likely to happen with reverse pleats. This specific post is an interesting take from a bespoke tailor.
 

FVogt

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Some people here are very passionate about forward vs reverse pleats but IMO it's largely personal preference. I have a personal preference for single reverse pleats.


Looking at photos of forward pleats here -- many have a tendency to open up, which is less likely to happen with reverse pleats. This specific post is an interesting take from a bespoke tailor.
thank you very much.
 

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