The hem, the inseam, the waist size—you’ve calculated it all to get the precise fit you need out of a pair of tailored pants. Your reward: a crisp, smart look that ups your fashion game to the next level. But there it is, a noticeable bulge in your dress pants. This can occur in the front and the back, and it's usually due to the fit of the pants themselves. Here are a few tips for eliminating dress pants bulge in your crotch and in your back pockets.
Make Sure Your Slacks Aren’t Too Tight
Sometimes it’s not the heft caused by your everyday items that counts—it’s the fact that your trousers are too big to begin with. Your slacks should fit snugly without much open space. Getting your inseam measurement correct will be a big help to reduce any dress pants bulge.
Make sure you try out our tailored trousers to get the precise fit you’re looking for.
Invest In A Slim Wallet
To fix bulge problems in your back pockets, start with your most important everyday item: your wallet. There are plenty of sleek wallet options out there, from the minimalism of money clips to the simplicity of “clamshell” wallets. It’s not a challenge to cut out your everyday items: just leave in the essentials. Credit cards, driver’s license, cash—these belong. That still-unused “buy ten subs, get one free” card? Not so much.
Split Up Your Items
Keys, slim wallet, cell phone—no individual item might seem that bulky, but when you put them all in the same place, that starts to add up. Their sum? Unsightly pocket bulk. Split up your items. Try the wallet in the back pocket, for starters, while you keep your cell phone in a messenger bag. Keep the keys in the right front pocket for easy access.
Find Alternative Methods of Storage
You don’t always need to have every item in your pocket to have it “on you.” In the winter, you can use jacket pockets for extra “carry-on” items. The same can be true of a light jacket in spring and fall. When you head to work, there’s nothing wrong with keeping your wallet inside your messenger bag or briefcase.
Every so often, give your trousers a rest, and get used to squeezing more value from the storage accessories that you already need in your daily life. After all, isn’t that why you have these accessories in the first place?
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And the best way to eliminate common pants fitting problems? Secure a pair of men’s trousers that fit well in the first place. Browse our collections here at Berle for the custom-fitting pants that will give you the trim silhouette you seek.