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Old 04-26-2006, 09:18 PM   #1
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How high do you wear your dress/suit pants?

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?
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:21 PM   #2
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to my neck , with suspenders

that way when i check my pocket watch i just look to the left
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:21 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:21 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:23 PM   #5
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No way. Medium-rise, flatfront for thin guys. If you have the body, why pull it up like Urkel?
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:26 PM   #6
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some I wear a inch above my hip bone, couple right on the hips.

I like it when you can see my "coinslot"
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:27 PM   #7
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No way. Medium-rise, flatfront for thin guys. If you have the body, why pull it up like Urkel?

I think it draws more attention to a feature that can be desirable.
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:30 PM   #8
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I slang 'em mid-thigh, like a real G.
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:34 PM   #9
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to my neck , with suspenders

that way when i check my pocket watch i just look to the left
Pocket watch = vest.... pocket pool maybe....
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:39 PM   #10
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rule of thumb: the pants should sit on the hips with out a belt.

done.
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:46 PM   #11
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above the hips or the tie won't be long enough
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:47 PM   #12
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I think it draws more attention to a feature that can be desirable.
Ha.

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.
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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??

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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.
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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.

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Pocket watch = vest.... pocket pool maybe....
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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.
bwahahahahhaa
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Agreed^^ (Mr. Tall <3Love that name. How tall are you?)
Just saw a guy walking into the gym today. Gorgeous charcoal grey sui t...and light brown loafers??? Wha??
Hmmmm...it depends on the shoe. Dark brown (specifically suede) and charcoal can look very good together.
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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.
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whatever you do make sure the pant material is very thin, and that you don't sport underwear underneath.


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



Just saw a guy walking into the gym today. Gorgeous charcoal grey suit...and light brown loafers??? Wha??
Are you sure they were loafers and not a driving moc?
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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.
My fag says you're wrong baby..!!!

Don't question the fag.. Hag!!

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


profit.
Ew. That reminds of 80's white-collared perverts.
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Are you sure they were loafers and not a driving moc?
You know... they looked so bad you are probably right!!
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Agreed^^ (Mr. Tall..... <3Love that name. How tall are you?)
I'm 6'7, 6'8, so the tie thing is an issue for me
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