Active Member with Corp. Privileges
- United States
I cannot cite an authoritative source, but U.S. military services as far back as I can remember specify tailoring trousers to a “slight break” (at least, that’s what the tailors would insist upon). Perhaps this is a source for such preferences (to my eye, it looks “right” even now)....I prefer no break, though so long as not pooling and of a crisp drape, fine with it. Never understood looking like you were wearing your older Brother's pants or suit.
In that vein, I recall also being given to believe a jacket sleeve’s proper length is defined by the line parallel to the ground and across the back of one’s hand at the thumb knuckle...sheer madness, that one...