Grayson

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5'9" with a 32" inseam. I never thought my legs were long for my size until I gave some suits to my brother-in-law, who is the same height and weight as me... the suits looked completely different on him.

Of note - I modeled clothing in my 20's, though technically I'm a few inches short of a typical model's frame. The extra leg length gives the illusion I'm much taller in photos... until I'm standing next to someone anyway!
 

10gallonhat

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hey everyone. Today i went shopping and looking for pants. The guy who was helping me thought i wore something like 29/30 but i told him i wore 32/30. What is strange about this was he was around 6'0 or so and told me he wore 29/30.... I would estimate he is 6'0 and 150lbs. I'm 5'8 and 162lbs. How in the world does he wear 29/30 and i wear 32/30.
He wears a 29 because he's skinnier than you are, and he wears the same length because he probably wears his pants too short and you wear them too long.

So far, I've got the shortest, at 5' 6" and ~26". I never have to worry about inseam length when buying pants.
Where are you buying pants with a 26"?
 

Benjamin E.

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Where are you buying pants with a 26"?
Nowhere; they simply don't exist. I probably should have said I don't have to worry about them being too short. I actually prefer to get them long so I have extra fabric for repairs and alterations and such. I turned a regular pair of trousers into fishtails that way.
 

dcjacobson

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6' 4", 36" inseam on a long-rise.

Here's a related question for the tailor's: Why do we go by inseam and not out-seam?
I bought some flannels from JAB (don't get started; for the price they were quite well made), and JAB goes by out-seam.

Good luck,
Don
 

mikel

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Purposely bumping an old thread to share news of a new article we just published about this very topic.


I assume most here would lean toward agreeing with the standard Ask Andy position being:
Here at Ask Andy, we believe a trouser hem should cover the shoe and that the socks should not be shown when one walks. rule that a trouser hem should cover the shoe and that the socks should not be shown when one walks.
However, I'm curious if our younger members toy with wearing a no-break length trouser, or even something more 'high-water' from time to time, if the situation calls for it.

Thoughts?
 

Fading Fast

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6'1" and 32.5"-33" inseam is perfect. But as noted above, inseam is not really driven by height, it's all about leg length and where your waist is / where you "sit" your pants (high or low on your waist).
 

Troones

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Purposely bumping an old thread to share news of a new article we just published about this very topic.


I assume most here would lean toward agreeing with the standard Ask Andy position being:


However, I'm curious if our younger members toy with wearing a no-break length trouser, or even something more 'high-water' from time to time, if the situation calls for it.

Thoughts?
I agree with Andy which is why all my new trousers from now on will be 30" inseam rather than the 29" I've been wearing. Looking at yourself in a mirror and walking/going about your daily business are two different things entirely. The 29" looks right while standing, but when I walk, I can feel my pant cuffs get caught up in my shoe laces, and when walking past a mirror, I glance at myself and can see some sock.

I'd much rather have a bit too much break rather than what's going on now with most of my trousers.
 

eagle2250

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Although I doubt that I qualify as one of our younger members, I will tell you that I suscribe to the AAAC standard and try to go about with my trouser hems just brushing the tops of my shoes. Standing at 72"s with a 30.5" inseam, the wife generally hems my pant legs at 31", which results in a bit of a break in the crease(s). ;)