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:
When rise and fit preferences are at odds, bad things can happen…
This rise is too short 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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