5 Steps To Find The Best Fitting Men's Pants

Every man has them. That one great-fitting pair of pants that always fits like a glove. Whether you’re wearing it to the office or to an important event, your best fitting pants can be indispensable. Here are a few tips for finding the best fitting men’s pants online!

Step One: Find Your Best-Fitting Pants

A good way to start? Find you’re the best-fitting pants you already own, even if they’re a little worse for wear. If they still have their tag, you can find all sorts of information about your preferences. You can find out if you like a low rise, a high rise, what your inseam is, what your waist size is, etc. But keep in mind that this should only be referenced as a guideline. Various brands can sometimes fit differently, even with the same numbers on the label. Still, having this information is a great starting point for picturing exactly what you want.

Step Two: Know Your Waist

The waist of your pants is the circumference of the very top part—where the belt buckles in. This is essentially how “wide” your pants are. So if you want to get a pair of great-fitting dress pants that don’t fall down and don’t cinch too tightly, you’ll have to get the waist size right. To measure waist size, you’ll have to use a flexible tape measure that can easily handle the round shape of the waist.

Step Three: Know Your Inseam

The inseam is the length of the pant from the outside. If the waist measures how wide the pants will be, the inseam measures how long it needs to be. A well-fitting pair of men’s dress pants should fit down to the ankle, just slightly falling on the shoe. You don’t want it to be so long that it gets crumpled anywhere below that. You also don’t want it to be so high that it reveals too much of your sock, either. Measure the inseam from the very outside of the pants—or read the label to get a sense of your ideal inseam size.

Step Four: Choose Your Bottom Finish

How do you want your pants to look and feel at the bottom? If you have shorter legs, you can select a “cuff” for a casual, folded-up look. A finished hem can be a little more formal while giving you that same effect, while an “unfinished” seam will tend to give you more fabric.

Step Five: Shop at Berle

When you shop at Berle, you can enter in your measurements so you know exactly what size you’ll get once you place your order. It’s a fast way to ensure that you get the best fitting men’s pants online! Try filling out your size information at an option like our Polyester Wool Tropical Self-Sizer pants, or browse all our Men's pants collections to find trousers with exceptional fit and style