Published on October 15th, 2014 | by Janine Giorgenti


Finally, Pants That Stay Up and Won’t Fall Down!

We’ve all been there. There is absolutely no fun in wearing pants that seem to make their way down south, with no effort on your part.

No more.

No Butt About It! Could this be the new trend in men’s pants? Pants that accommodate men’s increasing waistlines and flattening derrieres across America? Six out of ten men suffer with the “lose my pants syndrome.” Basically, their bellies are too big, their butts too small, and the pants go south.

Traditional Pant Manufactures just don’t get it! Traditional men’s pants are cut with a seven-inch ratio between the waist and seat. In other words, a size 36 pants would have a 36” waist and a 43” hip. This leaves many men who find pants that fit their waist with the “droopy drawers parachute syndrome.” If they find a pair of pants that fits their rear, they’ll get arrested for indecent exposure because they can’t zip their fly. It’s almost like their bottom should be their waist and their waist should be their bottom.


Where Have All the Bottoms Gone? As the waistline increases, the bottom appears smaller. However, age and gravity has a cruel, ravaging effect on once-plump derrieres. When the hips are smaller than the waist, there is nothing to anchor the pants, so they fall. Men try to accommodate this by ratcheting up their belts. Some resort to suspenders.

Beware of Plumber’s Crack! Men who have trouble keeping their pants up fear sitting, squatting, and moving about too freely. Their mind is always on keeping their pants up and not showing the moon, as you see them walking around, constantly pulling and lifting, hoisting and tugging, in a vain effort to defy gravity. This is not only uncomfortable, but gives a sloppy appearance, as the pants slide under the belly.

The “Bottom Line” Solution: Manufacturers mistakenly miss the mark and cut for the so-called “ideal standard men’s shape.” To resolve your problem, you need to have your pants custom made. Measurements of your waist, hip and thigh are necessary, as well as inseam and outseam measurements.

What Fabric Is Best? Pants should be made of a good quality cotton twill, chino or poplin. Many pants today have 3% Lycra for added comfort and stretch. Wool fabrics must be high-quality such as gabardines or sturdy file weaves. Look for a high yarn count such as Super 100’s to Super 130’s so that they hold their shape and wrinkle less. Wool blends are okay if they are made of quality yarns.


What Should the Style of the Pants Be? The style should be a simple, flat front or single-pleated to eliminate bulk. The pants should not be tight, but should be a trim cut, especially in the thigh area, continuing down to the knee. There should be a rubberized strip in the waistband for friction and to keep your shirt from pulling out of your pants. Suspender buttons should be included for braces, if desired. Cuffs can be optional, as well as preferred pocket details.



We can be your pants solution! We just need your personalized measurement and we’ll take care of the rest. Don’t have your measurements? Let’s talk.


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About the Author

Janine Giorgenti

For over 25 years, Janine Giorgenti, renowned fashion designer and image consultant – has provided a long line of satisfied clients with unparalleled service and first class made-to-measure custom suits. Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Vogue Magazine, The New York Times, CNN, Fox News, CBS, and other top media outlets – Janine has established a clientele of some of New York’s most successful and discerning professionals – including such New York dignitaries as former New York Islanders legend Bobby Nystrom and chief economist Dr. Irwin Kellner.

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Finally, Pants That Stay Up and Won’t Fall Down!

by Janine Giorgenti