Question: Where Should Suit Pants Sit?

How tight should a suit fit?

The ‘X’ in your jacket means that its too tight.

The lapels shouldn’t be hanging too loosely over your body, nor should the suit jacket be flaring up (too tight).

As a general rule of thumb, your flat hands should be able to slip into your suit under your lapels, with your top button or middle button fastened..

How many inches can you take in pants?

The waist of a pair of trousers can be let in or taken out 2-3″. Look inside the seat for extra fabric at the waistband – this, minus half an inch or so, is as far as you can take the pants out. Trousers are easily shortened, but lengthening them requires fabric at the hems.

How do you know if your pants are too short?

The classic look ranges from no break in front and back to a slight break in the front.Too short: the entire ankle is exposed.Too long: if your pants have a break in the back, they are too long.

Should socks show when sitting?

It is perfectly acceptable to show some sock when you sit down. Dress pants and chinos should never stack around the ankle. At most, you want a full break.

Where should pants sit?

But, as a general rule, jeans should sit on the hips, while chinos and suit pants should land just above the hip, which will allow you to tuck in your shirt without worrying about it popping out mid-meeting.

Can tailors loosen pants?

If you feel like you are suffocating inside your pants (they are super tight around the middle) or that the waist is too big and the pants are falling off of you, a tailor can take the waist in or out pronto and give your trousers a more comfortable fit.

How high should pants come up when sitting?

If you’re a shorter guy (under 5’7″ / 170 CM), your pants should have no break or a quarter break as they will make your legs look longer and hence make you look taller. If you’re a taller guy (6’0″ / 183 CM and up), you should wear pants with a half to full break so it doesn’t look like your growing out of your pants.

Why are suit jackets so short?

The reason jackets are made short is because its deemed “trendy”. A traditional blazer is as long as the end of your thumb nail (when standing). A short jacket is measured at the start of your thumb (when standing). Jacket length is based on preference and how it looks on you.

Why do my pants feel tight when I sit?

It’s because standing up the fabric is flowing downwards with gravity. When sitting you bend and stretch the fabric into an unnatural curve to follow the lines of your body. If you cut your trousers to be comfortable when sitting, when you stood up there would be an excess of fabric to accomodate the curves.

How high should pants be?

Dress pants and wool trousers should fit perfectly around your waist with no need for a belt to hold them up. They should hit around the high hipbone area, or even slightly higher. You do not wear wool pants at the same waist as jeans – which are usually designed to sit lower. Saggy pants is a big no no.

Should a suit jacket cover your bum?

A good suit or sports jacket should fall past the waist and drape over the top of the curve formed by the buttocks. … If the hem of the jacket is sitting on top of the butt, with a small little flare in the back, it’s too short. If it falls past the bottom entirely, longer than the arms, it’s too long.

Can suit pants be taken in?

Two things can be done to the waist of your pants: 1) it can be taken in (reduced) or 2) let out (made bigger). The most important thing to remember is that there’s much more room to take the waist in than to let it out. If you look on the inside of your pants you can see how much extra fabric there is at the seam.

How tight should pants waist be?

They shouldn’t fit too tight, but as close as is comfortable. And your pants should never pull at you when you bend your knees. Ideally you can pinch about an inch of fabric, but no more than 2 inches, on either side of your thigh. If you can pinch more, you should size down.

Where should the bottom of a suit jacket fall?

Your suit jacket should cover about 80% of your butt and crotch. Generally, the bottom edge of a jacket should end between the two knuckles on your thumb. This rule can be pushed a little bit when wearing a casual sport coat because they tend to be a little shorter.

Should you wear your pants over or under your belly?

Under. It’s more comfortable and it doesn’t make you look like such a grandpa. Use shirt length to cover the fat rolls rather than the pants, but don’t make it look like a poncho. This’ll make it look like your gut doesn’t hang down.

Where should suit trousers sit?

Suit pants should fit perfectly around your waist with no need for a belt to hold them up. They should hit around the high hipbone area, or even slightly higher. You do not wear suit pants at the same waist as jeans – which are usually designed to sit lower. Saggy dress pants is a big no no.