The entire business involved in getting a pair of trouser of the right fit might be quite a Herculean task in the sense that a lot of considerations get into it. Before choosing a pair of trouser, one should try several cuts, designs and patterns so as to get hold of one that may help you look decent, smart and sexy. Also, try to sit in different styles, stand and walk to find if the design and fit permits proper unrestricted movement as well as ensures comfort. A wrong and ill-fitting trouser may completely shatter your look.
Leg shape, waist height, cut and design all come into consideration while wearing a trouser. Trouser of all sorts may not look good on all body types. So, while you shop for a pair of trouser, do keep in mind the shape of your body frame all well.
Waist height: A well fitting pair of trouser has the following characteristics:
Different Leg shapes:
Leg shape determines the shape and cut of the trouser. The knee width and the hem width determines the leg shape
Straight leg: A straight leg shape gives a slim, straight, even and unbroken fit throughout the leg.
Flared boot cut: The leg shape fits closely at thighs up to the knees and then widens into slight flares that are maximum at the ankle.
Boot cut: A boot cut leg shape resembles quite much to the flared boot cut, except that the flares are lesser than that in flared boot cut. They exhibit a flattering shape, fit closely up to the knee and get wider slightly from the knee to the ankle.
Wide leg: A wide leg trouser has an even and considerable width throughout the leg.
A proper fitting trouser:
A proper and perfect fitting trouser will feel comfortable and roomy at the buttocks and crotch area. The trouser should neither grip too tightly at the buttocks nor should it ride too high up in the crotch area.
A proper fitting trouser has following features:
A proper fitting trouser : Waistband
- A waistband is generally 3 cm wide. Some waistband may also feature an elastic part.
- The waistband has to lie in straight even lie along the waistline.
- A proper fitting waistline should have no gapes at your waistline.
- See to it that you can put a finger in between the waistband and your body. If the waistband doesn’t permit easy pass, the waistband is not of your size.
- A proper size fitting waistband, there has to be no visible pulling or stretching at the hook or button, given at the closure.
- For a high rise or a low rise pair of trouser, where the waistband sits above or below the natural waistline, see to it that the crotch seam feels comfortable.
A proper fitting trouser : Bottom
- A proper fitting trouser will accommodate fit enough to help maintain proper body posture even while you sit. The bottom has to be filled completely by your bottom and no loose fabric or unfilled spaces should appear at the rear.
- The trouser should also not be pulled up too tight.
- The trouser should not be bagging under your bottom, at the rear.
A proper fitting trouser : Fly
- Fly of a trouser is the zip or button closure region. The fly has to be functional and in good condition. The fly should make no visible pulling or stretching at the crotch area. And it should remain invisible, neat and straight.
A proper fitting trouser : Crotch seam
- The crotch seam should exhibit neat, straight, even lines and ensure comfort while you sit or stand.
- The height of the crotch seam should neither be high nor low. A higher one may be uncomfortable and a lower one may appear anaesthetic and ugly with looser fabric.
A proper fitting trouser : Side seam
- The side seam is the seam that runs down the waistline to the hem.
This may also break or make the entire look of a trouser.
- For a proper fitting trouser, the side seam should lie and run in a straight, even, un-broken and neat line throughout.
- The side seam should also fit in neat, smooth and clean lines at the hips, down the waist.
A proper fitting trouser : Inside seam
- The inside seam is the seam that runs parallel your legs to join the crotch area to join the other leg.
- The inside seam should also run in clean, neat, straight, even, smooth and unbroken lines for an aesthetic look.
- The inside seam should permit easy movement and enable proper body posture while you sit or stand.
A proper fitting trouser : Pockets
- All the styles of the pocket should lie in a straight even flat line, when standing, especially if you are wearing one of a formal event.
- Pockets should always be closed or have some kind of closure and not open so as to maintain neat straight clean lines.
A proper fitting trouser : Creases/ Pleats
- Pleats may be one, two or three and face either direction. The pleats that open towards the pocket are known as reverse pleats And the ones that open towards the crotch or zipper is known as forward pleats. The creases at both the legs should be in proper symmetry with each other.
- For front creases, the aesthetics involved in trouser making maintains that the crease should run down the waistband, at the middle of your legs.
- Casual jeans, trousers, cargos, etc may feature no pleats at all.
A proper fitting trouser : Leg shape
- The leg shape determines the style of your trouser. Select the leg shape in accordance to your body type. Remember, all leg shapes may not appear flattering on all body types.
A proper fitting trouser : Hem
- The width of the hemline plays a determining role in the leg shape of a trouser.
- The width of the hemline is dependent on the trouser length as well.
- For a hemline reaching the ankle, make sure that the hem covers about half of your heels from the back. And for the front, it should touch the instep.
A proper fitting trouser : Cuff
- Cuffs are stitched under the hems to prevent fraying and to add some weight to the hemline for a smoother drape. Cuffs should lie even and neat and stitched so well so as to have no visible traces.