This may seem a strange topic to be murmuring about but it's something that Phil and I have both queried for some time now. Why is that men are now wearing their trousers all wrinkled around their ankles? So much so in fact that sometimes the back of the trouser leg is touching the ground behind the heel of their shoe.
Many years ago a man would wear his trousers with the bottom of the leg (often with a neat cuff) just touching the laces of his shoes and we think it looked so much neater like that:
I bought Phil a couple of pair of trousers (new) on eBay and they were of course too long. He has actually (we both have) lost 2 inches to age so possibly any trousers may be a tad too long but instead of me shortening the new pants he had the lady at the dry cleaners do it for him. The do a lot of clothing alterations which is very handy. He told them a certain measurement for the 'inside leg' and would you believe when he got them home they had added 2 inches to the measurement they were given!! Were they taking into account the fact that men wear their trousers far too long these days? Surely not. He didn't bother taking them back and I will get out my sewing machine and do the job myself. He can cut off the surplus as my hands are rather too painful to use scissors these days but I can do the sewing...a combined effort.
I would truly like to know your opinion on this subject. Do you think men look sloppy these days with their trousers so wrinkled around their ankles or do you just accept it as the current fashion and not really care? I like my husband to look neat when he is dressed to go out and so does he although he is and never has been a fashion plate.