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Men’s Pants: Pleated vs. Flat-Front

Step 7: Turn the pants inside out and pin the excess fabric left from the pleats below the pocket in a smooth transition toward the knee. Watch the grain of the .

Pants cuffs are the bottom hem of your trouser legs folded outside. January 21, at 4: Clip your wet pants onto the hanger.

Step 7: Turn the pants inside out and pin the excess fabric left from the pleats below the pocket in a smooth transition toward the knee. Watch the grain of the .
Pleated – Pleated pants are more generous around the middle, allowing for comfort and ease of movement. Because of this, pleats are a constant option and don’t go in and out of fashion. Because of this, pleats are a constant option and don’t go in and out of fashion.
Like many of 's trends—tucked-in T-shirts, the mighty return of socks, dad hats—pleated pants were once banished to the menswear retirement community but are now back in fashion.
Pleated pants are somewhere in the middle: We last took ours off in the spring of ’93, and we've never regretted it.
Pleated – Pleated pants are more generous around the middle, allowing for comfort and ease of movement. Because of this, pleats are a constant option and don’t go in and out of fashion. Because of this, pleats are a constant option and don’t go in and out of fashion.

Turn pants inside out and check pleats for stitching, which may be used to hold a pleat in place. Locate any stitches on the pleats, avoiding hems or seams, and use your scissors or a seam ripper to snip the stitch and release the fabric.

Being a construction worker, I wear suits at night, not for daily work. After being dirty all day, I find dressing up in the evenings a treat and a great counter-point to my 'work clothes'.

Don't people dress up for resturaunts anymore? It was very helpful since im that college-aged male and i started going shopping by myself. Most men's fashion is a result of military dress. Take any suit jacket and button it to the top and it will look similar to a Citadel cadet's jacket. Pleated pants are no different. Pleated pants came about so that military men could have freedom of movement function over design, primarily. The only reason why pleats fell out of favor during WWI was because of the extra material required to make the pleats think military on a budget.

Cuffs on pleated pants look better, in my opinion, that cuffs on flat fronts because the cuffs take away from the sleekness of the pant. In my opinion, the worse thing that can be done is cuffing tapered flat front pants.

The pant should flow and have no distraction at where the pant breaks with the top of the shoe and the hem line. Some great observations and I must say thank goodness my 10 pairs of pleated pants causal and dress are not totally unwearable. I have noticed, and I have a couple of these, but some pants have one and some two pleats albeit smaller pleats.

I'm 53 years young, and I absolutely hate the flat front pant. Not only is the pant cut tight, when bought as part of a suit the coat is tampered very tight. Who are they making these clothes for, little boys? I've generally been able to find a good suit off of the rack, but these days it nearly impossible for me.

I've reverted to custom clothiers who will cut the pant and coat the way I like them. Give a boy the flat front, a man needs a real suit! I am 50 yrs old. I've been shut out of the Mainstream shopping scene. I don't want to wear this. Seems I've no choice. I tried Mens wherehouse. The fabric is too fine, shows my Flawed shape. I need a sturdier fabric……….

I put on 10 lbs. No shorter than a 35 inseam. That pants I don't want to wear…….. I'll be Modeling tomorrow. Can I just express my love for classic pleated, high-waisted pants? I find it terribly atractive on guys, they look so sleek and clean. It benefited me greatly from to The then entire business strata collapsed. I know I must be blathering, but I know many men in my situation. So again the question: Pleats and cuffs or flat fronts and straight legs?

I loved all those suits. I see in 10 mos no one has answered KB. We are the same age so I think I can help. You will look dated. Pleats are OK, but not the rage.

I like single pleats with cuffs. But, double cuffs can look dated. Try flat front, but no cuffs. Go buy a couple of Hart Schaffner Marx suits and you will be good to go. Email required; will not be published. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Pleated and flat front pants. Care for What you Own. January 6, at 9: January 9, at 6: January 21, at 4: March 16, at 6: October 1, at 7: March 22, at 3: October 24, at 6: January 10, at 8: Rip out the seams holding the pleats in place.

This is what it should look like. Notice how the front side of the pocket is completely unattached from the waistband. Rip out the seam below the pocket along the side of the leg down about 10 inches. Don't rip out the topstitch on the pocket itself. Sorry for the fuzzy pic. Cut the pants just inside the topstitch on the pocket front.

Take this cut down to the end of the the pocket where it meets up with the side seam. Pull the excess fabric made when when you took out the pleats and wrap it around the pocket edge. Carefully smooth this as you pin it in place.

Pay attention to the grain of the fabric it helps that most slacks have lines , so no lines look goofy. Sew along the edge of the pocket to create a new top stitch. You will have several inches of extra fabric inside the pocket. Trim this to about 2 inches and serge or zig-zag sitch the edge to prevent fraying. Make a cut perpendicular to the pocket on the excess fabric right at the base of the pocket.

I started with about 2 inches and adjusted as I pulled and pinned the area below the pocket into place coming up in the next step. Turn the pants inside out and pin the excess fabric left from the pleats below the pocket in a smooth transition toward the knee.

Watch the grain of the fabric so no abrupt transitions are made as you pin. Turn the pants right side out before you sew to check that the transition from the base of the pocket along the outside seam is smooth. You do lose some width in the thighs with this alteration. Most pleated pants are, by nature, a bit baggy in the thighs and the width lost isn't a problem, but be sure to try them on their owner before you sew up that side seam.

Here the pants are inside out. See how much extra fabric there is below the pocket? This the transition you will be making smoother through good pinning and a smooth seam. This is a good time to have the owner of the pants around to try them on don't let them get poked by pins, though! Once it looks good, sew it in place, meeting the base of the pocket with the long side seam. Turn the pants back right side out. I forgot to do a close-up of this step, so you are left with a zoomed-in picture.

In flat front pants material lies flat. Pleated pants are worn on the waist, just above your hip bone. This also means that pleated pants have a higher rise. Flat front pants are worn bit lower, on your hips, making them slim looking and better fitting. Pleated pants. Since pleated pants have higher rise this makes them more generous in the middle. Pleated pants or not: pleats and trousers definitive style guide for Posted on 4 February 6 July Pleats are back in the spotlight becoming an essential stylish detail for trousers. Turn pants inside out and check pleats for stitching, which may be used to hold a pleat in place. Locate any stitches on the pleats, avoiding hems or seams, and use your scissors or a seam ripper to snip the stitch and release the fabric.