The Rise is the distance from the middle of the crotch seam (right between your legs) to the top of the waistband. It usually ranges from 7 inches to 12 inches.
Pant rise is important because it determines where your pants sit on your body, which in turn creates your perceived waistline.
Rise is also a factor of style and what is current:
Ultra low rise of the 2000s vs. high rize of the ’50s.
Taking body proportion into account is critical as well:
This shot of Michael Phelps shows how long waisted
he is, the low rise on his jeans makes him look disproportionate.
Here in a higher rise suit pant, he looks more proportional.
When rise and fit preferences are at odds, bad things can happen…
This rise is too short for where he wants to wear them:
This rise it too long for where
he wants to wear them:
And then, last but not least is the COMFORT factor. How do you want your trousers to FEEL?
For all this and more, a men’s personal shopper, or a custom clothing resource may be just the ticket.
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