5 Details To Look At Before Buying Pants
Men, we know that there is nothing new you would expect to find here than what you have already known.
But trust us to find easier ways for you to buy pants intelligently.
We compiled a list of decisive points so that when the mental checklist ticks off the next time you’re in the store, you won’t doubt if the pants were worth it or if they will look good on you.
Here’s a list that will save you money, time, energy and definitely from committing a fashion disaster.
We believe that all great pants start with being the perfect length.
Your pants should start from your natural waistline down to your feet’s heels, without you wearing a shoe.
When you have measured the length this way, your pants with cover a small part of the top of your shoe when you go out, making it of the “perfect” length without covering too much or too little of it.
If you can’t a find a pant that is just the right size, pick a longer one and get it tailored as per your preference.
It might not be the most obvious mission but trying to buy formal trousers that are neatly angled at the hem, having the hem a bit longer at the back than the front will let the fabric hit the the shoe in a cleaner way.
2. Waist & Pleats
Earlier we mentioned wearing a pant from your “natural waistline” and we weren’t kidding when we said that.
A lot of men pick the pants that “seem” to fit right without giving it much thought. We recommend you to get your waistline measured and try that size.
After wearing it, you should be able to put two fingers along the waist and despite that feel comfortable.
This will ensure mobility and comfort with you pants being well-fitted.
On the other hand, pleats are all up to your personal preference, really.
For men with a larger build, pleats balance out the look while flat-front pants look better with a slim or average-sized build.
We would ask you to try several pairs and determine which kind you like and looks best on you.
3. Folds & Cuffs
Some men prefer showing ankles or socks, if you are one of those we would recommend you to either roll your pants up or buy a pant that is already constructed that way instead of cutting or picking a smaller size.
If you would rather have the length of your pants at the traditional length then according to the contemporary fashion, it is best to have them in one or no folds according to your preference.
When it comes to cuffs, they are a significant addition to most pants making them look crispier. Cuffs moreover add an extra weight to the overall garment helping the pants stand perpendicular to the bottom.
It would be best to pair cuffs with pleated pants while letting go of the cuffs without the pleats.
The construction of a pant will depend majorly on if it is handmade or a ready-tailored trouser.
A handmade trouser will have the benefit of having a stiffer waistband, hand finished fly, and hems alongside a curved metal fly zip.
At the same time a ready-made trouser will have none of these incredible features.
We would suggest you to try your pant’s pockets too but putting all the items you would usually keep at hand, such as a wallet, car keys, etc, and give that pocket bag a try.
Even if understated, pocket bags are an incredible attribute to the entire function of a pant.
The only way to never go wrong with a fabric choice is to always buy natural fabrics.
Synthetic fibres might be a cheaper counterpart, they tend to not have a great drape as well as cause itching and rashes to some.
Cotton for summers and wool for winters are the safest bet.
If you are planning to buy blends, do not buy over 20% blended fabric for they are known to not last very long.