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A long overdue promise: side by side comparison of S&M high-rise trousers updated cut Vs. the "old" cut.

Updated cut lovat heavy twill
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"Old" cut cotton/linen

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Both pairs are 30 contemporary. I think the pictures confirm what I felt when wearing both pairs. The updated cut has a fuller seat, which is mostly visible in the frontal image. The updated cut has more room in the crotch area due to the higher back rise. As a result, they can sit higher on the waist although the measured front rise is the same as the blue pair.

What I don't like about the updated cut is that on my frame they look a bit baggy in the crotch. like they fork really low. This is mostly visible from the front.

I get why S&M updated their cut, but for me it probably means I'll need to do some alteration in the upper thigh area to give the legs more separation. I don't have any other pair in the updated cut so this could be a particular thing of this specific pair. To be determined, I guess.
 

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ElliotG

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A long overdue promise: side by side comparison of S&M high-rise trousers updated cut Vs. the "old" cut.

Updated cut lovat heavy twill
View attachment 2165823 View attachment 2165825 View attachment 2165827

"Old" cut cotton/linen

View attachment 2165833 View attachment 2165835 View attachment 2165837

Both pairs are 30 contemporary. I think the pictures confirm what I felt when wearing both pairs. The updated cut has a fuller seat, which is mostly visible in the frontal image. The updated cut has more room in the crotch area due to the higher back rise. As a result, they can sit higher on the waist although the measured front rise is the same as the blue pair.

What I don't like about the updated cut is that on my frame they look a bit baggy in the crotch. like they fork really low. This is mostly visible from the front.

I get why S&M updated their cut, but for me it probably means I'll need to do some alteration in the upper thigh area to give the legs more separation. I don't have any other pair in the updated cut so this could be a particular thing of this specific pair. To be determined, I guess.

I think the new cut looks much better. If nothing else, the pleat is laying nice and flat. Also it looks like the old cut is giving a bit of a wedgie. Both are nice!
 

Stylewords

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A long overdue promise: side by side comparison of S&M high-rise trousers updated cut Vs. the "old" cut.

Updated cut lovat heavy twill
View attachment 2165823 View attachment 2165825 View attachment 2165827

"Old" cut cotton/linen

View attachment 2165833 View attachment 2165835 View attachment 2165837

Both pairs are 30 contemporary. I think the pictures confirm what I felt when wearing both pairs. The updated cut has a fuller seat, which is mostly visible in the frontal image. The updated cut has more room in the crotch area due to the higher back rise. As a result, they can sit higher on the waist although the measured front rise is the same as the blue pair.

What I don't like about the updated cut is that on my frame they look a bit baggy in the crotch. like they fork really low. This is mostly visible from the front.

I get why S&M updated their cut, but for me it probably means I'll need to do some alteration in the upper thigh area to give the legs more separation. I don't have any other pair in the updated cut so this could be a particular thing of this specific pair. To be determined, I guess.
Thanks for the comparison. The old cut looks better and cleaner.
 

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