2 Replies to “Types of pleats”

  1. It just describes the way the pleat “opens.” If the little flap created by the folding of the crease opens toward the back, where the side pockets are, it’s a reverse pleat. If they open toward the middle of the front, where the zipper is, it’s a forward pleat.

    There’s actually dozens of styles of pleats, but nearly all men’s trousers just have the basic knife pleat or none at all:


  2. i am thin and short. i prefer the plain front look in a dress trouser. i think that it gives cleaner lines

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