How Dress Pants, Slacks & Wool Trousers Should Fit – Men’s Clothing Fit Guide
(classical music) Hi, I’m Ashley Weston. I’m a celebrity mentor stylist. This video is part of my Men’s Clothing Fit Guide. To see the other articles and videos in this series, visit this link, or click here. So, let’s talk about how your dress pants or wool trousers should fit. So unlike what I did with my blazer fit guide video, I’m not going to lie to you guys this time.
I am going to repurpose some of the footage I did in the video about how your suit pants should fit. Because honestly, your dress pants and wool trousers should fit exactly like your suit pants. However, this time I am adding some additional footage because there are a couple things you need to know that are very important about wool trousers and dress pants in relation to how they fit. So without further adieu, here’s how your dress pants and wool trousers should fit.
Let’s take a look at the waist and the seat. So the waist of your pants should always fit comfortably, I mean you guessed it, around your waist. You don’t need a belt to hold it up and it should actually sit at about the upper hip bone. Always suit pants will sit higher up than your jeans would. Now taking a look at the seat of your pants, which is the butt area, you want it to lightly hug your butt. It shouldn’t be saggy or too tight where where it’s going to literally seem like it’s going to rip if you bend or sit down.
For the legs, you want to be able to pinch about half an inch of fabric on either side of your thigh. But no more than an inch. If you’re able to pinch more than an inch of fabric on either side, then have your tailor slim the legs. From your knee to your ankle, if you’re a thicker or wider build, you want to make sure your pants are cut straight down from your knee to ankle. If you have a thinner or regular build, you want your pants to have a slight taper from your knee to ankle, where it’s more narrow towards your ankle.
You want this for your specific body type because it will help keep your body proportions nice and balanced. So if you’re a wider built gentleman, you won’t look top heavy with these tiny, little stick legs. And if you’re a thin or regular build, it will cut out all that extra fabric which will make you look extra skinny. Not something you want. And lastly, for the hem of your pants, you want a slight break. That’s the perfect amount where it’s nice and sharp and polished. What I do with all my clients is that I have my tailor hem the pant so that it’s slightly longer in the back.
That way when you’re walking, it doesn’t show too much of your sock and then when you’re standing, it actually lays nicely along your shoe. So that’s how your dress pants and wool trousers should fit. To see the dress pants and wool trousers that I recommend you own, visit this link or click here. This video is part of my Men’s Clothing Fit Guide. Check out my website for a more in-depth article and subscribe to my channel for more videos like this. And if you like this video, remember, give it a thumbs up. Thank you. Alright guys, thanks so much for watching. I’ll see you at the next one. (classical music)