Intermediate Guide to Suits: Part V

October 1, 2009

Each week, I will present a post on the ins and outs of custom suits AND suits in general at an intermediate level. It is recommended that the beginner’s guide be read first.
 
Trouser Length & “Breaks”
 
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The picture above shows an intentional bend in the trouser fabric. A fine line between trousers that are too high or too low can be prevented by this simple bend in the pant line called a “break”. Unless you are one of few individuals that are a perfect sample size, you will require an alteration. Always take the shoes you will be wearing with the pants to ensure a proper break and drape.
 
The current trend is to wear tapered and cuffed pants with exposed socks – which forgoes the classic break altogether. This look should only be attempted by experienced trendsetters.
 
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