Men’s Pants: Pleated or Flat

by Dawn Stanyon on March 12, 2013

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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