Men's Dress Pants Length: Fitting Guide

If you’ve bought a lot of men’s dress pants over the years, then you know how frustrating it can be. You buy a nice, comfortable pair of trousers, and the second you wear them outside the store, they turn out to be too long or too short. Too long and the pants run the risk of falling under your shoes or gathering dirt on the ground. Too short and they’re uncomfortable while showing off more skin than you’d like. SO how do you make sure you have the right men’s dress pants length? This simple fitting guide will help.

Seek Out Complimentary Hemming

If you remember nothing else you read here today, remember these words: complimentary hemming.

Hemming is the route tailors go when you have pants that are too long. And since we offer complimentary hemming on all of our pants, you don’t have to worry about anything but a proper length when you buy at Berle.

Know Your Size

A wise philosopher once said, “know thyself.” That advice is equally important in your wardrobe. Knowing your size means you can use our Self Sizer in order to secure a proper pants length and fit even when ordering online. Enter your inseam number the right way and you’ll have a pair of high quality men’s dress pants that always hit your shoe at the proper length.

Don’t forget the other measurements as well. A bad fit around the waist can affect the way the length of your dress pants hit your legs, and vice versa. A well-fitting pair of trousers should fit like a glove—and feel just as comfortable.

Don’t Settle for Less than Perfect

It’s tempting to buy your men’s dress pants at bargain outlets, especially if you don’t use them very often. But believe us when we say that dress pants will see a lot of use. If you buy a proper length, your dress pants could fit for years, which means you’ll use them for all sorts of occasions: job interviews, funerals, weddings, business events, and more.

When you settle for less than a perfect fit, you’re only making life more difficult on yourself. It’s worth it to take the time for a proper fit.

When in Doubt, Find a Tailor

If you’ve done all of the above and you still want your pants to fit a little better, you can always consult a local tailor. In most cases, our complimentary hemming will give you the exact length you want. But if there are other issues you have with trousers you’ve already bought, a tailor can accomplish a lot with just one measuring session—often at less cost than you might have imagined.

Take Care of Your Men’s Dress Pants

A pair of men’s dress pants in the proper length can be a valuable thing. Taking care of it with proper dry cleaning—or even simply paying attention to the washing instructions—will give you more life from the trousers, which means you won’t have to go buying another one and repeating the process for years to come.

To accomplish that, you need to start with a quality pair that will treat you just as well. Browse all of our men’s dress pants to find the proper style and fit for your legs.