Pleat (n.) Pleat
A type of fabric fold that is either sewn or ironed into place.
Trousers with pleats have them secured under the waistband. The opening of the fold can either be towards the pocket or towards the zipper.
Pleats use more fabric in the same circumference as in flat-front trousers. The achieved look is both cosmetic and allows more room within the garment.
Large men should avoid wearing pleated pants as it may cast an illusion of being larger.
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