Choosing Trousers For a Suit

Choosing Trousers For a Suit

5165061998_62147350df_z The right pair of trousers will enhance a man's suit, bringing the look together in a cohesive manner. But with so many different styles ranging in material, color/print, and overall appearance, how do you know which pair to choose? If you're struggling to find the "perfect" pair of suit trousers, keep reading for some helpful tips.

Same Material as The Suit

A good rule of thumb to follow when choosing a pair of trousers is to make sure the trousers are made of the same material as the suit. When sports jackets were invented several decades ago, it became somewhat of an unwritten rule to wear a matching suit and trousers. If a man wanted a more unique look, he could wear a sports jacket with a pair of odd-colored trousers. But if he wanted a uniform, formal look, he would wear a suit coat with a matching pair of trousers.

Pleats or No Pleats

One of the decisions you'll have to make when choosing a pair of suit trousers is whether or not to wear pleats. Double-pleated front trousers have become a popular choice over the years, as they provide greater comfort when standing. The pleated front also allows the trousers to fall in a more natural fashion, further enhancing its look. Of course, some men prefer the traditional look of non-pleated trousers, as it provides a timeless, classic appearance that's perfect for men of all styles. So, should you wear pleated or non-pleated trousers with your suit? There's really no easy answer to this question, as it depends on your personal preference. I recommend trying both types of trousers to see which one suits your personal style the best. After all, the only way you'll know if you like a particular style is by trying it.

Belt or Bracers

Belts and bracers have become popular accessories for suit trousers. It's a little known fact that belts grew in popularity due to the shortage of elastic during World War II. This prompted men to wear belts instead of bracers (AKA suspenders). Even today, though, both belts and bracers are commonly worn in conjunction with suit trousers. These otherwise simple accessories provide both aesthetic and functional purposes, helping to keep up the trousers around the man's waist while also enhancing his image with an added touch of style.