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How high do you wear your dress/suit pants?

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Big Harv, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. Big Harv

    Big Harv TRIBE Member

    I notice a lot of variety walking downtown of how men wear their dress pants. Some wear them below the waist, others yank them up to Steve Urkel levels. To those who have to wear suit pants/dress pants to work - how high do you yank them up? How tight do you do up your belt? Do you believe there is a "proper" way to wear your dress pants? What if your ass and thighs are getting fat - does that affect the way you wear them?
  2. basketballjones

    basketballjones TRIBE Member

    to my neck , with suspenders

    that way when i check my pocket watch i just look to the left
  3. MoFo

    MoFo TRIBE Member

    The waist should sit on your hips. About an inch of your hip bone should be above the edge of the waist.

    Also, a break should be only one fold unless you're wearing some fancy McQueen shit that makes you look like a bandit or something. Fashionable shit has no rules.

    But generally, if you wear a slimmer suit, you don't need much of a break. All the new suits are slightly tapered at the leg and the pant cuff hits the line of the shoe hole.
  4. swenard

    swenard TRIBE Member

    SInce I have a gut, I wear my pants below my gut. I would rather look like a trucker witha gut hanging over his belt then an egg. If I was average, I would probably wear them a little higher. If I was very thin, I would wear them even higher. I just think different pant levels suit different body types.
  5. MoFo

    MoFo TRIBE Member

    No way. Medium-rise, flatfront for thin guys. If you have the body, why pull it up like Urkel?
  6. Krzysiu

    Krzysiu TRIBE Member

    some I wear a inch above my hip bone, couple right on the hips.

    I like it when you can see my "coinslot"
  7. swenard

    swenard TRIBE Member

    I think it draws more attention to a feature that can be desirable.
  8. Flashy_McFlash

    Flashy_McFlash Well-Known TRIBEr

    I slang 'em mid-thigh, like a real G.
  9. NemIsis

    NemIsis TRIBE Member

    Pocket watch = vest.... pocket pool maybe....
  10. The Tesseract

    The Tesseract TRIBE Member

    rule of thumb: the pants should sit on the hips with out a belt.

  11. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    above the hips or the tie won't be long enough
  12. MoFo

    MoFo TRIBE Member


    Well, you don't need to pull it up to see that. With slim fit pants, all you need to do is sit down.
    Trust me, I check out a lot of guys sitting down.
  13. NemIsis

    NemIsis TRIBE Member

    Agreed^^ (Mr. Tall..... <3Love that name. How tall are you?)

    Sorry Mofo, but below the hips? Uh uh...

    Just saw a guy walking into the gym today. Gorgeous charcoal grey suit...and light brown loafers??? Wha?? :O
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2006
  14. MoFo

    MoFo TRIBE Member

    Did I say below the hips? I said one inch of hip bone showing so that they SIT on yhour hips. HELLO.

    Don't question the fag.
  15. Rataxès

    Rataxès TRIBE Member

    Most dress pants are cut to sit slightly below the waist, which is just below the top of the hip bone. Critical to this is the rise of the pant which is the length from the crotch to waistband - this can range from 9-11" in 'normal' dress pants; usually longer rise pants are going to be roomier through the thigh and seat and sit a little higher but will also be better suited for taller guys (over 6')

    The pants themselves should be tailored to fit and hold the waist without a belt. If you wear a belt it is merely an accessory - it doesn't cinch the pants on - there should be no buckling or creasing in the waist band. If you opt for suspenders - the pants should be tailored a bit looser to allow the pants to hang from the suspenders, keeping in mind that the waist should still sit at the same place.

    For hems and break, a lot is up to personal preference. Plain hems usually break less because they are cut at an angle up from the heel, cuffs a bit more because they are cut straight across. Plain hems should rest on the top of the heel's sole (or 1/4" higher as desired), cuffs about 1/4 higher). Plain hem is more common with plain front - pleated can go either with plain or cuffs. Cuffs should be approximately 1 5/8-2" wide, taller guys getting the wider cuffs to keep the proportions right. I prefer a bit more break and wider cuffs as I have a longer inseam.

    Theses are only guidelines: as with anything in fashion, there are exeptions, particularly in more fashion forward designs.

    /5 years in menswear. Can't believe I remember all this shit.
    //tailors own pants.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2006
  16. basketballjones

    basketballjones TRIBE Member

    i kick ass at that game;)
  17. basketballjones

    basketballjones TRIBE Member

  18. Rataxès

    Rataxès TRIBE Member

    Hmmmm...it depends on the shoe. Dark brown (specifically suede) and charcoal can look very good together.
  19. MoFo

    MoFo TRIBE Member


    These aren't the most flattering.. But see on the model's right? How the hip bone juts out? Yeah, you don't want to put on the pants and look like you're wearing a barrel.
  20. Thumpr

    Thumpr TRIBE Member

    whatever you do make sure the pant material is very thin, and that you don't sport underwear underneath.

  21. MoFo

    MoFo TRIBE Member

    Are you sure they were loafers and not a driving moc?
  22. NemIsis

    NemIsis TRIBE Member

    My fag says you're wrong baby..!!!

    Don't question the fag.. Hag!! :O

    <3 :p
  23. MoFo

    MoFo TRIBE Member

    Ew. That reminds of 80's white-collared perverts.
  24. NemIsis

    NemIsis TRIBE Member

    You know... they looked so bad you are probably right!!
  25. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    I'm 6'7, 6'8, so the tie thing is an issue for me

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