Men's Clothing Forums banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,459 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
On this basis of a fine thread which is currently generating much discussion on this forum - A matter of rising concern - I was compelled to consider my own personal position on this subject.

Not just my philosophical position, but also my physical position. If that does not sound misleading?

You see, I have always been aware that for a man, I have rather long legs. Not long in the scheme of things. I certainly wouldn't stand out as a freak if I attended a convention of Olympic high-jumpers. However, for a gentleman of only the apparent UK average stature of 5'9", there is no doubt that my inside leg is longer than that of most men my own height.

In short, I have a high waist!

Now, I can't be the only one out there. As almost all the illustrated Esquire characters of the 1940s must have found themselves in a similar position. Have you seen the height of some of their trouserage?

I would be encouraged to hear from any other gents out there who find themselves also contemplating the length of their own legs, and the height of their waist. I would also be encouraged if you would be willing to comment on whether your leg and waist position has ever influenced the type of trouser that you buy, or any decision to abolish belts in favour of side-adjusters, as I gladly did when I entered the fine world of personal tailoring!

I look forward hearing from you!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,592 Posts
On this basis of a fine thread which is currently generating much discussion on this forum - A matter of rising concern - I was compelled to consider my own personal position on this subject.

Not just my philosophical position, but also my physical position. If that does not sound misleading?

You see, I have always been aware that for a man, I have rather long legs. Not long in the scheme of things. I certainly wouldn't stand out as a freak if I attended a convention of Olympic high-jumpers. However, for a gentleman of only the apparent UK average stature of 5'9", there is no doubt that my inside leg is longer than that of most men my own height.

In short, I have a high waist!

Now, I can't be the only one out there. As almost all the illustrated Esquire characters of the 1940s must have found themselves in a similar position. Have you seen the height of some of their trouserage?

I would be encouraged to hear from any other gents out there who find themselves also contemplating the length of their own legs, and the height of their waist. I would also be encouraged if you would be willing to comment on whether your leg and waist position has ever influenced the type of trouser that you buy, or any decision to abolish belts in favour of side-adjusters, as I gladly did when I entered the fine world of personal tailoring!

I look forward hearing from you!
The bolded part above made me laugh quite hard, thank you for making my day.

Now back to the pant discussion. I wear my pants at my navel (or just above it), a few inches above my low rise jeans. It definitely looks high compared to how a lot of men wear pants, but I like it because it looks more put together. Jeans are fine when worn low, but it looks sloppy when trousers are worn below the gut as if they were denim.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,538 Posts
I'm a bit unclear, with your reference to your inseam being longer than average for your height, whether you are referring to the "rise" of trousers rather than the overall measurement from cuff to waist. It seems to me that one might choose to wear a "high rise" trouser in order to complement long legs, and that would determine where the waistband would be relative to one's anatomy (specifically the navel or the hip bone).

A person could have relatively long legs and wear short rise pants, a la western jeans, and visa versa. Since a suit coat pretty much obscures where the trouser top falls, that should be less of a concern than what feels comfortable to the wearer: at, or somewhere below, the navel. Wearing more casual garb, where the waistband falls becomes more evident, and hiking casual pants up to the navel looks, I'm afraid, a bit nerdy.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
585 Posts
On this basis of a fine thread which is currently generating much discussion on this forum - A matter of rising concern - I was compelled to consider my own personal position on this subject.

Not just my philosophical position, but also my physical position. If that does not sound misleading?

You see, I have always been aware that for a man, I have rather long legs. Not long in the scheme of things. I certainly wouldn't stand out as a freak if I attended a convention of Olympic high-jumpers. However, for a gentleman of only the apparent UK average stature of 5'9", there is no doubt that my inside leg is longer than that of most men my own height.

In short, I have a high waist!

Now, I can't be the only one out there. As almost all the illustrated Esquire characters of the 1940s must have found themselves in a similar position. Have you seen the height of some of their trouserage?

I would be encouraged to hear from any other gents out there who find themselves also contemplating the length of their own legs, and the height of their waist. I would also be encouraged if you would be willing to comment on whether your leg and waist position has ever influenced the type of trouser that you buy, or any decision to abolish belts in favour of side-adjusters, as I gladly did when I entered the fine world of personal tailoring!

I look forward hearing from you!
Cliffs? :confused:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,332 Posts
I too am high-waisted, and it does influence my clothing choices. I very rarely wear any outfit without including some sort of collared shirt. I find this visually elongates my torso and creates a seemingly better balance for my torso:leg ratio. I also think I look much better wearing a sweater than I do tucking in a dress shirt, again because of this high-waisted attribute.

As far as pants go, I avoid tapered pants because I find these make one's leg look longer, whereas more of a straight or boot-cut of pants seems to shorten one's legs.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top