High Waisted Trousers

So I’ve been trying these out, figuring if I like them or not. I think the concept of high waisted trousers makes sense, gives more elegant proportions, no dreaded “triangle”, etc. I mostly wear grey and navy suits btw. There’s a lot of talk of them being more comfortable as well, but that’s not the case from my experience. I’m a very fit male and when my pants sit at my natural waist and I sit down, it creates tension. Not to mention you can regulate the tightness of your pants by breathing in and out, which is kind of awkward. Is this a problem with my fit, are there ways to negate these issues? Is it just a quirk with hwt that I’ll have to adjust to? Post your experiences.

41 thoughts on “High Waisted Trousers

  1. Anonymous says:

    just regulate your side adjuster a little when you sit down or keep them comfy and wear suspenders.

    Also, high waisted trousers should have plenty of room in the seat and the overall fit should not be tight anywhere really.

    They are a lot more flattering than mid rise ones for obvious reasons.

    • Anonymous says:

      I think, in terms of comfort/tightness, you probably want to be thinking about how comfortable they are when you’re sitting, rather than standing
      The temptation when standing is to have them as tight as possible at the waist, to maximise the high waisted silhouette (and if your waist is narrow you can get them very tight indeed), but this tends to cause them to cut into you unpleasantly when you’re sitting down
      Work out how tight you can get them while still being completely comfortable sitting, and then see what you can do about subtly adjusting them tighter when you’re standing

      is very correct, trousers from the high waisted era are cut pretty generously by modern standards, it isn’t awkward at all to crouch or whatever wearing them

  2. Anonymous says:

    My only experience with high waisted pants are a pair of pic related with a 13.5 inch front rise and 17 inch back rise. I had the same problem with sitting down and having tension on my stomach but that was because I kept trying to pull the waist band down. Once I pulled it up passed my natural waistline when sitting down the tension whent away even away. I imagine there is a reason why the military makes all their pants high rise for practical reasons like comfort/freedom of movement

  3. Anonymous says:

    >when my pants sit at my natural waist and I sit down, it creates tension
    Check your posture, that’s an issue of you bending forward at the waist too much when you sit

  4. Anonymous says:

    I really like high-waisted trousers, but I worry about the waist being so high it makes my torso look oddly short. I wanted to get a pair from Casatlantic but got a little turned off when I realized how short it makes the torso look.

    • Anonymous says:

      Depends on your height, longer legs make you look taller, and you definitely don’t want a torso that looks too long for your legs.

      • Anonymous says:

        I’m 6’3", so I don’t think I need to worry about looking taller, but I do worry about my torso length and I wonder if this is why I have such a hard time finding pants I like.

        • Anonymous says:

          it is. learn rule of thirds. its pretty common to have slightly wonky leg to torso ratios on guys outside the average on the tall or short end of the spectrum. the right pants & the right alterations to your shirts with bringing your proportions towards 2/3 1/3 can do a lot to stop fits from looking ‘off.’

  5. Anonymous says:

    men look so good in high waisted trousers whenever I look at old vintage fashion I can’t help but think it looks so flattering on men’s figures why the hell did it ever go out of style

    • Anonymous says:

      Youre right especially if you’re not thin. Low waist will give you a muffin top. A shame high rise is hard to find. What are some good brands for gurkas etc?

          • Anonymous says:

            You might need to reevaluate where you are, it seems like you’re more used to reddit-type threads and it just won’t really ever be the same. You’re right, but it doesn’t matter here.

    • Anonymous says:

      I’d been wondering if women liked the look or if it look old man-ish (considering it’s out of style currently) but I’ve really liked how it makes me look.

  6. Anonymous says:

    it’s hecking horrible and those double buttons on the far too big waistband look awful. high waisted won’t stay high waisted unless you have hips like a woman, if you have normal man hips you’ll need suspenders to hold the pants that high. those double button high waisted double pleated pants also look very indiancore to me, just wear some sandals OP to make sure everyone knows what kind of look you’re going for

  7. Anonymous says:

    the "low waist" concept isn’t natural … only way to hold up pants is by cinching belt as tight as possible which is nonsense, or else by suspenders/braces which is full of inconveniences and problems. The high-waist is much better from the perspective of looks by making the fabric start higher and drape down, which fits with a coat style and tie better … it’s common sense that this style is the more natural one and will eventually be universally accepted that way

  8. Anonymous says:

    Haven’t worn them since my school days. Had high waisted pleated trousers in the uniform. They were the comfiest pants I’ve ever worn. Unlike modern mid-rise and low rise pants, I never had to worry about them digging into my crotch and crushing my family hebrewels when sitting. It was like wearing PJs.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Found these:

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