Identify Seat Types


Identifying seat types is equally important in trouser making. Determining the height and depth of the crotch, angle of the back rise and the balance cut are all important in creating a comfortable pair of trousers.

In the fashion world, a lot times the words hip shapes are mentioned more often than seat types. Well, we are unable to tell whether both are meaning the same thing or not. We are not particularly concerned of this issue, but we just need to highlight the matters of fact here.

Mostly, the hip shapes concern the front view of the hip in relation to the waist and upper body.

In men’s tailoring tailoring, the side view of the hip is important because each seat type will mean different measurement and cutting for the front and rear pieces and crotch areas.

High and Low Waist Trousers


Pleated and Plain Front


Aside from identify seat types, to tailor a good pair of trousers, we need to know firsthand what cutting suits you best. This is important as too big a measurement for certain part of the garments may be uncomfortable and would not look good. The crotch length, in particular, would not be more comfortable if you further add more inches to it as it has by normal standard been added some allowance already. So, before starting ordering any pair of trousers, check the crotch cutting type that looks good on you and fit you comfortably.  This is to say, a low waist type or a high type?

Bear in mind, a pleated trousers is always 1″ looser at the thigh compared to the plain front trousers.

Next, check to see whether you are wearing a front high or a front low trousers and other identify seat types.

 Refer to your best pair of trousers for all the measurements and this is always a safe practice that would not get you wrong. Add or minus accordingly to your body measurement changes.