One thing to always keep in mind when shopping for new bottoms is that the fit of the garment is it's ultimate test. If an expensive designer jeans or pants is not right for your body, it's going to look no matter what the price tag. Conversely, a cheaper bottom that can accentuate your assets and disguises the things you don't love about yourself will make you look like a million bucks even without a million-dollar price tag.
Signs of good fits for men's dresspants and jeans
Waist-The waist of dress pants is designed to sit higher than casual pants and jeans. Nevertheless, you want them to sit comfortably, so wear them during your fitting as you anticipate doing regularly. This will ensure that your crotch is not dangling absurdly low in everyday use.
Fit- In keeping with the narrow silhouette that you've established from the waist up, your trousers should be trim throughout. Trim, but not tight.
Break- Your pants should break once on the top of your shoe and only once. They should be cut slightly longer at the back, so they hang roughly an inch above the ground. We shouldn't see your socks when you are walking.
Cuts- You will have to choose a bottom with a right cut that suits your style needs and lifestyle. These basic cuts apply to a wide range of pants, such as jeans, corduroys, chinos, dress pants, and khakis and define how your pants are styled and designed in terms of fit and how they fall.
Bootleg- Bootleg pants start off with a straight cut from the waist down to boot level, where the leg begins to flare out slightly. These were initially designed to enable cowboy boots to fit perfectly under jeans. A bootleg cut looks great on denim, corduroy and most sporty slacks. Overall, bootleg pants are worn to achieve a more casual and mainstream look.
Flare cut- Flare cut pants start off narrow at the waist and widen gradually until shoe level. Flare styled trousers are far more popular for women and are rarely seen in men's fashion. Jogging pants and pajamas are basically the only flare cut pants seen for men.
Bell-bottom- Everybody's heard of bell-bottom pants. Bell-bottoms are usually tight fitted from the waist to about knee level and flare out until shoe level, giving your pants a bell-like appearance. Bell-bottoms were huge in the '60s and '70s and made a slight comeback with the grunge/rave look of the late '90s. Bells are worn mostly by women, but men can wear bell-bottom pants for clubbing, especially at a '70s disco party.
Straight leg- Stright pants continuously extend in the same direction. This is a classic cut for both casual and formal wear and straight leg pants are the type of pants that most men are seen wearing. Jeans, khakis or dress pants all look great in a straight cut and can be matched with almost any style shoes, tops and jackets.
Baggy- Baggy pants aren't really a type of cut. They are more like a style. But with the hip-hop culture being so affluent recently, baggy pants deserve to be categorized as a type of cut.Baggies are characterized by oversized, bulky fits. Some types of baggy pants flare out from the waist down, while others are just oversized, straight leg pants. These pants tend to bulge and hang freely over your shoes or boots. Baggy pants are usually worn with eye-drawing sneakers or construction boots for hip and uber-cool street-edge looks.
Tapered or narrow-leg- Tapered pants start off with a straight or fitted cut from the waist and gradually narrow along the leg to finish off tight around the calves and ankle. This type of cut is more commonly seen on dressy pants because it doesn't camouflage your footwear, which means classy shoes are required. You have to avoid wearing bulky shoes or boots. Instead, opt for a more refined, thin-soled, Italian style shoe. As I mentioned before, tapered pants are best suited for semiformal events. Wear narrow-leg pants with a dressy shirt or a nice V-neck sweater, and you'll look like a trendsetter.