Instead of trying to time a trend, just stick to a classic look. Two button side vents are fine. As for pleats, that's a personal preference. I prefer pleats and cuffs with suits and save the flat fronts for more casual occasions.
This certainly hasn't been my experience. Finding off the rack flat front pants, especially in a selection beyond charcoal, navy, black, and tan, is not easy. Every store I go to has almost exclusively pleated pants and when they do get flat front pants they sell out quickly.The fashion industry has been pushing flat front slacks for 4 or 5 years now. But I think they may have begun to realize that some people won't wear them, and those who don't offer pleats will lose business to those who do.
Have to disagree completely with this, at least on this side of the pond...Unless you wear cowboy boots with your suits, have your pants cuffed.
Hardly true at all although the US has always hada preference for this nwretched style. Just a lazy salesman would allow someone to leave his shop in any ill-fitting garment.Side vents require a good cut and a good tailor or you will have a shelf on your butt. That is why most suits are sold as single vent.
I agree 100%. We continually have threads about 2 vs 3 button, darts, cuffs, collar bars, tie width, pleats, vents, and other details being in or out of fashion. My advice to people is find the style that suits you and leave fashion to the ladies.A good suit defies trends. Get what suits you and not what the magazines say what should or not be offered for sale. They are seldom right and following their line merely encourages manufacturers to pander to 'fashion'.
Will's "A Suitable Wardrobe" blog had an apt post this week about that very thing:I agree 100%. We continually have threads about 2 vs 3 button, darts, cuffs, collar bars, tie width, pleats, vents, and other details being in or out of fashion. My advice to people is find the style that suits you and leave fashion to the ladies.
I was lucky and found the style I prefer 50 years ago, so I expect that during that time I have been in and out of fashion many times without knowing nor caring.
If this forum did not have 'fashion' as part of it's name, I would be in favor of banning the word 'fashion' here. :icon_smile:
OK - Rant Mode Off.
https://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/2008/08/fashion-vs-style.html...Fashion is for women and style is for men. The fashionable woman buys clothes frequently and wears them just a few times so she can dress in the mode of the day. The role of the male of the species, on the other hand, has been for the last three hundred years to provide a good looking backdrop to that extravagance. A man ideally wears well cut clothing that remains perfectly appropriate for decades.
This thread says otherwise.If you've even attempted to use the search facility then you should know already that it is the opinion of many on this forum that pleats are usually unnecessary and unflattering.
Like with so many topics, I think Will is spot on. Fashion was once described as something so ugly, it has to be replaced every six months - I forget who said that, but it seems to be that way with the fair sex and I would hate to see men fall into the same trap.Will's "A Suitable Wardrobe" blog had an apt post this week about that very thing:
The "decades" part probably shouldn't be taken to extremes...
This thread seems to be saying above all else that it is best to be guided by personal taste rather than to determine the cut of your trouser based on popularity or fashion.This thread says otherwise.