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Men’s Pant Lengths and 4 Types of Breaks

We’re talking about pant lengths here.

I’d like to begin by answering the most important question when it comes to pant length: what is acceptable?

So, when it comes to male fashion, and particularly nuances like this, I often get the feeling that there’s a curiosity to learn the rules, what is correct, or what is the proper way to accomplish anything.

Certainly, there are indeed some principles that guide men’s style, but I’m here to inform you that those rules should only be used as suggestions and that there is no absolute one-size-fits-all solution to any of those problems.

It all boils down to two factors: your own style and your body type.

So, with that in mind, let’s examine the four most frequent pant lengths, as well as the various sorts of breaks, and see which one is the perfect fit for your own style.

No Break

Up first is no break. This is the most current, assertive, and fashion-forward length for your pants.

This is a skinny guy’s style. This is a stylish choice that looks well on shorter guys and is appropriate for guys who are self-assured in their own type of style.

If you’re going to wear your pants without a break, one thing you should keep in mind is that the leg ought to be tapered in order to look proportionate. If you don’t taper the leg, it will appear as though your pants are too short.

To some extent, a good leg opening is determined by your body type. It measures approximately seven to seven and a half inches in length.

I prefer the no-break look because I like the clean line that the material makes as it falls down to my shoe.

Slight Break

The slight break is the second length we’ll look at.

A slight break is a way to go if no break and a more tapered leg might be too fashion-forward for you, but you still want to be a little current.

You’ll still want to taper the pants with a slight break, and this looks best with a plain bottom trouser with no cuff and a tapered hemline so that the rear falls somewhat lower than the front, which must only brush the top of your shoe.

This is a terrific look if you value tailoring and would like to appear current without being fashionable.

Medium Break

The medium break comes next. The most conservative, middle-of-the-road pant length is this.

This is for the everyday gentleman who cares about well-fitting apparel, as well as the more conservative professional.

Also, if you’re packing a few extra pounds, and in general, if you’re not satisfied with a more current approach to tailoring, or if you don’t want to bring awareness to your outfit ideas.

If you fall into one of these categories, a medium break is the best choice for you.

Full Break

Lastly, we have the full break. If you’re planning to wear your pants this length, they need to be wider.

This is a style that is traditionally associated with older men. It’s commonly seen on guys that prefer to dress in a more traditional look, but it’s also a great alternative for bigger guys.

I am none of those characteristics, but I do own a pair of full-break pants.

Although I don’t generally wear my pants this length, if you’re going to do bespoke from a great bespoke tailor, you should always select the house style.

Why would you go to a tailor and have a suit made for you if you’re not going to adopt some of the features and intricacies of what they’re known for?

To be truthful, I wasn’t anticipating to really like the pants this long, but I adore how gracefully the material falls and how long it makes my leg look.

So those are the four most popular pant lengths, as well as a little bit about which one looks best or fits best for different types of people.

Remember that there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to the length of your pants, but you should think about your personal style, body shape, and, most importantly, your degree of confidence when deciding whether to go with no break or a slight break.

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