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Pleats Vs. Flat Front

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JuniorJetSet, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Mar 8, 2002
    Moscow, Idaho
    If you have a 44 chest and 34 waist that you probably have muscular thighs and butt. In my experience, 1) a *lot* of bigger guys, and especially guys who work out, won't go up a size because of vanity, and 2) the same guys try to hitch flat fronts up way to high - giving themselves an auto-wedgie, which is never, ever, comfortable. Flat front pants should generally hit just above the hips, beneath the natural waist. Try a size 36 flat front pant, (maybe get the waist taken in very slightly if necessary), wear them at the correct height, and you'll find the difference in comfort astounding. IMO, unless you are super skinny, flat front pants should *not* hug your body.
  2. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Jan 6, 2003
    [​IMG] Bad mental picture. Ouch. [​IMG]
  3. leroy

    leroy Active Member

    Dec 7, 2004
    Flat front pants gives a very clean cut image IMO. Whether it is a loosely draped or tight flat front, the image projected is usually very sleek.

    For pleated pants, I would go for a single pleat that is slim cut. I don't have any double-pleated pants...

    Agree with LA Guy about wearing just above the hips for flat front pants to make it comfortable. Wearing high-waisted or too tight can definitely make it look awkward and uncomfortable as well.

    For pleated pants, very thin men would benefit from them since it creates a bulkier image.

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