No Break Pants: High Waters or High Style?

30th March

Wearing pants with no break, or as it is sometimes called a short or quarter break, might be considered a daring move. Until the somewhat recent past, it has been linked to dweebdom or elderly gentlemen with waistbands reaching their rib cages.

I have to say that when I see pants with no break, I think, “Love it!

No break pants in NYC

As I walked around Manhattan last week, I noticed that short breaks are standard fare.

No break pants / high waters

It is a clean look, with no puddling at the shoe. I don’t even mind seeing a bright sock or two peeking out under the hem. Why not add a little fun to an otherwise quite serious ensemble?

No break pants / high waters

The short or quarter break is a must for skinny leg pants, wouldn’t you agree?

No break pants, New York City

While I like the fact that this look reminds me of Darrin Stephens of the 1960’s series Bewitched, perhaps you don’t take a similar fancy to it.

I’m interested in seeing your vote!

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6 responses to “No Break Pants: High Waters or High Style?”

  1. Ben Reilly says:

    It looks really retarded. Why would a man want to wear pants that look like Michael Jackson’s tailor made them.

    • Janea says:

      Haha! To each his own. I have a very fashionable friend in Milan who would agree with you. I do like the cropped look, however. Nice to see a man’s ankles sometimes. 🙂

  2. derek robinson says:

    Evidently this person isn’t into fashion?! You’re use to boring wide leg suit pants. This is the new look and everyone’s doing it!!!!

  3. Sam says:

    I’m 5-4 so my pants always fit me long even the ones that are cropped at the hem 😂 How tall r u Janea?

  4. Craig says:

    I’m a bit older and I just can’t get with this faddish style. This was a first class ticket to harassment or getting beat up when I was in elementary school. Beyond that, I just don’t like the look. Too nerdy.


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