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The One Tip That Will Help Guys Dress Better For The Rest Of Their Lives

Real talk.

Hey guys.

OK, so maybe it's not quite that simple. There are a few good reasons why your pants may be too low:

You probably grew up in the '80s or '90s when sagging your pants (to varying degrees) was the norm. I was there too.
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You probably grew up in the '80s or '90s when sagging your pants (to varying degrees) was the norm. I was there too.

But it's almost 2016. You're probably not sagging. Your problems probably look a bit more like this:

More likely, your style came into its own (aka you started shopping for yourself) in the 2000s, when low-rise jeans (like Levi's 511) were super popular, and you never recovered.
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More likely, your style came into its own (aka you started shopping for yourself) in the 2000s, when low-rise jeans (like Levi's 511) were super popular, and you never recovered.

But there's a better way to live, and it starts with understanding rise.

Rise is the distance between the crotch seam and the top of the front waistband.

This determines where your pants sit on your waist, which is the CRUX OF THE ENTIRETY OF YOUR OUTFIT.

Check the fine print when it comes to rise to figure out what pants you should get.

Your pants should hit at your actual waist, which is just above your hips.

This is key to looking like an adult.
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This is key to looking like an adult.

And if your pants are too low-rise, you literally can't pull them up to the proper height.

How will you know they're too low-rise? When you try to pull them up, you'll squash your balls.

Too low a rise makes it so you can't actually tuck in your shirt correctly.

It will either be way too bunchy or just keep coming untucked. Basically, low-rise pants fuck up all the important proportions of an outfit.
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It will either be way too bunchy or just keep coming untucked. Basically, low-rise pants fuck up all the important proportions of an outfit.

And when you bend over, your asscrack will show.

Dad jeans are actually good. Your dad knows what's up.

Mitt's jeans actually fit.
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Mitt's jeans actually fit.

So the next time you're shopping for pants, take a look at the zipper and opt for a classic fit rather than low-rise.

The worst that will happen is someone will accuse you of bad high jean.

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