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Old 04-25-2014, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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What's wrong with pleated pants for men? And why do people have such strong opinions about this? Is this another example of "the less important the issue, the more bitter the disagreement"?
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:06 AM
 
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I wasn't really aware there was "bitter disagreement".

It depends on your overall look and body type, but pleated pants can create a sort of "ballooning around your waist" effect that isn't very flattering.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:49 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I never heard any arguments about it either, nor do I ever see pleated pants on men. Here at least, it seems to be a non-issue, they simply don't exist in any noticeable quantity.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:28 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Same here, Hemlock... a non-issue!

tuebor, do you actually LIKE pleated pants? If so, why?
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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What's wrong with pleated pants for men? And why do people have such strong opinions about this? Is this another example of "the less important the issue, the more bitter the disagreement"?
I only ever see pleated pants on older gentlemen. Strong opinions? My husband doesn't wear them and would not. All of his suits, dress pants, shorts, khakis, etc are flat front.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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Like anything else, they go in and out of style. Right now, they seem to be out.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:57 PM
 
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One thing I remember about pleated pants is if the guy has a butt (like myself) the pants do not lay flat in the front, they tend to "balloon" as someone else pointed out. Those guys with a flat butt had a better look in pleated pants. The pleats would lay flat and not get opened up as much in the front.
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:00 PM
 
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What's wrong with pleated pants for men? And why do people have such strong opinions about this? Is this another example of "the less important the issue, the more bitter the disagreement"?

They are just out of style now.Wait a couple years and they will be hot again.
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:12 PM
 
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It's mostly just that they're not at the epitome of fashion right now.

Otherwise, it does depend on things such as whether a man has a paunch and whether the slacks are high-waisted.

Right now, low-waisted (low-rise) slacks are stylish. I don't think there are any pleated slacks made low-waist, so they're automatically out of fashion.

But a man with a belly usually looks worse with low-waisted slacks hanging under his belly than high-waisted slacks pulled over his belly. In that case, high-waisted pleated slacks would look better on his particular body than the more "fashionable" low-waisted flat-front slacks.
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Old 04-25-2014, 04:53 PM
 
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i don't like them as I think they make me look fat. However, I have had some. BTW, 34 waist
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