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The 10 Worst Fashion Mistakes: Men

Zac Frank

Pleated Disaster

In men’s pants, a pleat is a small gathering of the fabric in front at the waistline. Generally, they make the leg and seat a little roomier for people who aren’t runway model thin.

But like a suit coat, you shouldn’t be buying excess pleats. If you’re of average weight, flat front pants without any pleats (very “in” right now) are the way to go. Need some more room, single pleats…double if you absolutely must. But triple pleated pants? No. No no no no. You’ll look like you’re wearing windsocks instead of pants.