Trouser rise

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  1. Frankie22

    Frankie22 Senior member

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    What is the average rise that you wear? I do realize that rise is dependent on body type, but, in general, would you consider a 10.5 inch rise acceptable on a person of average height (5'11) with a normal to slightly long torso? I normally wear a 12' rise and that damn 1.5' difference is keeping me up at night [​IMG]

    Thinking about pulling the trigger on some trousers, but this week I am obsessed with proper rise so I am unsure. Paralysis by analysis.
     
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    The rise on my odd trousers is minimum 10.5". Any less than that I find to be uncomfortable.

    The rise on my suit trousers is closer to 11.5". I am about 5'11", 31-32 waist, and I think I have a slightly long torso/waist.
     
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  3. Frankie22

    Frankie22 Senior member

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    Thanks!
    Would you say the 10.5 is ok in regard to splitting the body?
    Wish HY was a 11.5' rise!
     
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    yarnsforth Senior member

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    Not for me. Also, when I wear an odd jacket, an 11 or 11.5" rise lines up the lowest jacket button with my belt/waistband, which IMO looks balanced.
     
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    10.5-11 is perfect for me. however, i do have a pair of trous with a 9" rise....almost indecent. with out a shirt the base of my crank is practically visible
     
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    RDiaz Senior member

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    10,5", but I'm just under 5'8". Waistband sits about an inch higher than the second button on my coats. I like my pants quite high, low rise makes me look really fat.
     
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    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    the proper rise depends on the height of your pelvis and where you wear your belt.
    manufactures base their measurements on averages, and their styles, and their customers.
    there are so many variables, that you can only use the trial and error method to find your rise.

    tip: purchase a tape measure, they are cheap.
    measure a pair that are right for you. keep that number in mind.
    start at the top of the edge of the fly down through the curve
    to the junction at the crotch.
    thats not the true rise, but you are just comparing measurements
    of different trousers. eliminate the ones that dont measure up.
    that will save you time and drive the salesman crazy.
     
  8. Frankie22

    Frankie22 Senior member

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    Thanks! I feel like the Walt slim trouser by Epaulet looks good on me (12' rise), but they are limited in regard to sizes on the trousers I want. HY has some really nice options, but the rise is low @ 10.25'
    Fook man : - (
     
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    Got it.
    Is this a general measuring stick? Is there a half baked formula -- ie, using the hips as a guide?
     
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    YEAH HIGH riser make me look fat also........wear what makes you comfy I say..
     
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    It's simply a reference for what appeals to me. With suits, the lowest jacket button lines up with a belt buckle that is in turn concealed by the jacket's quarters.

    When I wear odd trousers that have much less rise than my suit trousers, I usually do not wear a jacket.

    In both cases, I suggest be guided by what a tailor wrote here earlier, your own comfort, and what appeals to you visually (balance between your leg and torso lengths).
     
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    Hi all
    if you are after comfort in a trouser, then be guided by a tailor. The measurement of the outleg subtract the measurement inleg taking into account the stride balance etc, but most important is have the dress cut in the trouser. ie which way we dress. A trouser with the dress correctly cut will allow your little fellows some good comfort. The rise will then not cut you down the middle in a very sensitive area. A tailor will have a brass end on the tape , perhaps be concerned about any tailor who measures your inleg with a soft end on the tape, unless that is your preference.
    I hope this offers some relief
    Brendon
     

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