Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Punctilios: Pants-Pockets Poofs
You are looking down my right hip at the slacks of my (I think) second-favorite suit, made by Hickey Freeman's now-defunct Hickey label, which stressed a more modern cut. I got it at Filene's for 70% off list price.
Anyway, my point is, my tailor says my hips are too big for my waist (not sure how to take that, Darryl!), so as a result, the hip pockets flare visibly. I'm not happy about this, but there's nothing more to be done. But don't despair too much on my behalf; the photos of pants on, say, Calvin Klein's retail website often display the flare, so it's clearly either (1) a problem facing more than one person out there and enough to boggle even the most skilled model-fitter, or (2) normal.
I suppose the line between the two is not so clear, and that's encouraging.