Achieve the Perfect Fit: Suit Trousers

April 25, 2017

So we’re back, with a fresh blog on how to get trousers to fit, perfectly. Lets keep pushing to turn you into a Suit connoisseur.


How should your suit trousers fit as they fall to your feet? Unfortunately it’s not as easy as it seems, with many, many men still sporting ankle-wafters, or trousers that are just way too baggy.

Ok so assuming most that read this blog will at some point need to wear a pair of suit trousers, whether it’s for work, or a once-a-year event. I suppose as long as the trousers fit well, they can be worn in many ways, from work, to a wedding, or even in a more casual way through dress-down Fridays!


Right, lets begin…


How should they fit?


Ok so first things first, at the end of the day it is all down to preference, but this blog is about the modern gentleman, and adapting to his surroundings is one of the most gentlemanly traits.

Here are a few rules that you should keep in mind whilst shopping for your next suit.


Nowadays, the world has moved further and further towards slimmer trousers. I say trousers but I guess I mean everything, a slimmer suit, a slim-cut shirt, even slim ties (although some of us really don’t agree with slim ties!).


Please don’t take the rule of buying slim to the extreme and the next time you come out of a high street retailer with a pair of skin-tight, crotch crushing, drainpipe trousers!


I guess, to put it more simply, we’re going for a middle-ground. Think of it like a pair of slim-cut jeans you own, they’re slim, they don’t cling to your skin, but gently skim over your legs.


If you’re starting with the basics, you’ll ideally want a minimal break (the area where your pant hem meets your shoes). Extra fabric around your ankles makes you look shorter and sloppier. A taller, longer silhouette with a minimal or half-break is the way to go.



Styling Suit Trousers


One of the best parts of high quality pair of men’s suit trousers is definitely, the versatility. Dependent on the colour, you can definitely sport them as an alternative to the over-used pair of chinos in your wardrobe by matching them with a navy blazer and a white oxford shirt.


Don’t get me wrong, you can only achieve a more casual look but it’s still versatile, try going for an even more stylish or risqué look by going for a pair of Chukka boots and a crewneck sweater?


One Step Further


This is just one step further towards creating the perfect fit, and the perfect wardrobe. It will take time, and it will take practice, but trust us, you will get there eventually.


As soon as you know how you like your trousers, and work out the most comfortable fit it becomes much easier to expand your collection.


Whether you’re a professional when it comes to your suiting game, or a novice, we hope these tips help you to increase your knowledge of suiting and move forward in creating the perfect look.


Check back soon for more blogs!



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