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The Perfect Fit:
Trousers

Perfect Trousers
Perfect Trousers

Get into a perfectly fitting pair—one leg at a time—with our simple three-step guide to a flawless trouser fit.

The Seat

Correct form

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Correct

Correct fit

The back of your trousers should be a smooth drape over the shape of your rear end.

Too tight

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Too tight

Too tight

If it is too tight, the fit will create horizontal wrinkles just under your rear.

Too loose

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Too loose

What to avoid

If it is too tight, the fit will create horizontal wrinkles just under your rear. Too loose, and you’ll get U-shaped sags on the backs of the thighs.

Too loose

Trousers that are too loose will create excessive sagging along the rear & thighs.

The Length

Perfect length

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Correct

Correct fit

For a classic style, your trousers should have only one break at the hem. Or, take them to just the top of the shoe, without a break, for a more modern look.

Too short

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Too short

Too short

Too short, and the whole ankle becomes visible, looking mis-tailored or improperly sized.

Too long

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Too long

What to avoid

Too long of a trouser length will result in a messy hem. Too short, and the whole ankle becomes visible.

Too long

Too long of a trouser length will result in a messy, oversized hem with baggy folds.

When Worn with Boots

Perfect length

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Correct

When styling a trouser with boots, the hem should reach the top of the boot with only one break. Skip the break and let them fall straight for a more modern look.

When styling a trouser with boots, the hem should reach the top of the boot with only one break. Skip the break and let them fall straight for a more modern look.