Men’s Pants: Pleated or Flat

This post originally appeared on Dawn Stanyon’s professional fashion and personal branding blog Professionality. Her images, content and advice will be cross-posted here occasionally, enjoy!

Poor men. Just now when they are used to flat-front pants, fashion swings back to pleats. My advice: Don’t follow fashion: have style. If you look amazing (as many men do) in flat-front pants, please wear them. They do make most men look slimmer hipped and just neater. But if you are a heavier or hippier man - and just feel more comfortable in pleats - please wear the pleats. A conservative two-button jacket suit with pleated and cuffed pants is a wardrobe standard. As long as it fits you like a glove, it’s going to look great.

Poor men. Just now when they are used to flat-front pants, fashion swings back to pleats.

My advice: Don’t follow fashion: have style. If you look amazing (as many men do) in flat-front pants, please wear them. They do make most men look slimmer hipped and just neater.

But if you are a heavier or hippier man – and just feel more comfortable in pleats – please wear the pleats. A conservative two-button jacket suit with pleated and cuffed pants is a wardrobe standard. As long as it fits you like a glove, it’s going to look great.

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