Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Check your trousers in the mirror before you step out of the house in the morning. They should ideally graze the tops of your shoes, in what Luciano Barbera called the "mid-Atlantic break." A puddle of cloth on your shoes when you stand is too much, and half an inch of sock showing between shoe and trouser bottom is too little. And if no adjustment gives a proper result while keeping the trousers from falling down, get thee to an alterations tailor.