This is a pet peeve for me, and unfortunately I see it all the time. I see it at weddings, at civic engagements and speeches, in churches, and in business. It is what I have come to call ‘yards around the ankle’. This is where the person doesn’t have one, or two breaks in his pant leg above his shoe, but something more like swaddling clothes around his ankles. It can seem like yards and yards of excessive fabric, and it completely ruins any finished look that the man might be close to achieving.
If you are a newbie at wearing suits, and I know many of our customers and readers are, and especially if you will be wearing a suit and standing up in front of any amount of people, ie groom, best man, or groomsmen, I urge you to take a look at the length of your pants and consider if you have yards around the ankle. This imagery will help you out.
You can’t tell but the guy on the left at the bottom is wearing one of our suits for a wedding style shoot. I think there was some error with him and the stylist and he went on and wore the super long pants anyway. This isn’t the best shot of the ‘yards around the ankle’ though it is bad here, you can’t see it clearly. I was too afraid to use real wedding shots, but just go on instagram and search #weddingparty – you’ll see a ton of yards around the ankle suits!