Question on Correct Trouser Lenght?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Panzeraxe II, May 24, 2006.

  1. Panzeraxe II

    Panzeraxe II Senior member

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    My trouser length is perfectly tailored for when I'm standing still - nice break at the shoe, hosiery appropriately covered etc. However, when I start walking the trouser cuffs move off my shoe and start showing a bit of sock. Should I have them tailored a quarter inch longer, or am I just being overly picky here?
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    My trouser length is perfectly tailored for when I'm standing still - nice break at the shoe, hosiery appropriately covered etc. However, when I start walking the trouser cuffs move off my shoe and start showing a bit of sock. Should I have them tailored a quarter inch longer, or am I just being overly picky here?


    Pictures? One including the entire suit would help as balance and overall style would be obvious.
     


  3. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    I agree that pictures would help. But showing a bit of sock while walking is hard to avoid with a decent length and not at all objectionable, if, of course, the socks are well chosen.
     


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    Jovan Banned for Good

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    Yeah, as long as you aren't showing white ribbing, I think it'll be okay.
     


  5. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    I had this very conversation with my girlfriend about a week ago. She thought I'd be foolish to adapt my cuffs to my walking motion and end up with cuffs that were a smidge longer than ideal while stationary. Upon reflection, I had to agree with her. But if you can live with the extra 1/8", go for it. I just think cuffs with too much break can easily sabotage an entire outfit.
     


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    I agree that pictures would help. But showing a bit of sock while walking is hard to avoid with a decent length and not at all objectionable, if, of course, the socks are well chosen.

    I agree. I'd take that money and buy some swanky socks.
     


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