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Men's Pants - best style?
I was with my brother the other day when he was shopping for pants and he asked me about some of the styles that he tried on. I really didn't know how to answer him when he asked about a pair of flat-fronted khakis versus pleated (not a ton of pleats, but some). I told him to go with whichever he felt most comfortable in because he obviously liked the pleated and I didn't know which to choose.

Anyway, I would never wear pleated pants personally, but I am female. My brother is almost 21 and in college, and I was wondering whether you thought that pleated pants (ie khakis) were appropriate for someone his age. Men, would you wear pleats or flatfronts? Is one a fashion faux pas or are both considered viable options?

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pleats are not for anyone under 51

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Definitely flat front. Nothing worse than seeing a map with pleated pants... and he's got a bulgy croth/hip area...

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That's what I was thinking (only I was thinking 'math teacher') but I thought that maybe I was biased because I've only seen adults wearing pleated pants or something...I don't know. I didn't like what he tried on, but he obviously did and would have bought it anyway...gah. Thanks for the input.

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Originally posted by wyatt.@Nov 8 2004, 09:45 PM
pleats are not for anyone under 51
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So suits aren't either?

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Pleats are hideous and completely unnessecery

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I like flat front, but pleats are sneaking back onto the scene. I don't like pleats because of the bulging effect they create.

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flat front

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definitely flat front. I hate seeing young guys wearing pleated-front trousers. it's really unflattering and too post middle-aged yuppie-ish. but like faust pointed out, they are slowly sneaking their way back into the scene. I saw a girl the other day wearing a pair of pleated men's trousers, low slung. she had a quirky enough style that she pulled it off okay, but I just don't like them for anyone, male or female.

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Well, most suits come with pleated pants, and you need to be long and lean to pull them off. Khakis are a different story - pleated khakis are horrible. But pleated pants with a suit jacket are fine.

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Pleated pants remind me of my dad, and despite the fact that he is about to turn 60..I'm still working on him to get him to convert to flats !

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Pleated look fine if they're well cut...

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I've never really thought hard about this topic, but I've always opted for no pleats.

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Originally posted by PrinceOfCats@Nov 9 2004, 05:37 PM
Pleated look fine if they're well cut...
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I agree. I have mainly flat front trousers, however the right cut and form can look good pleated.

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Originally posted by Vinniccio@Nov 9 2004, 05:48 PM
I agree. I have mainly flat front trousers, however the right cut and form can look good pleated.
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Yeah. I think most people don't like them because if they don't fit perfectly they make you look like Long-schlong Silver (pardon my French...)...

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