Hello - I am new to YFL, and have spent the last few weeks reading voraciously - so much helpful info and generous sharing! I am trying to improve my style, and PPL (perfect pant length) is a big challenge for me.

Does anyone ever have their pants hemmed at an angle? I've seen it called a military hem or slant hem - I think it is a requirement for servicemen and women for their uniform pants. Basically, the front of the hem is 1/2" to 1" shorter than the back. The back covers more of the shoe heel, without having too much of a break in the front. I think it is primarily intended for flat shoes and straight legged pants. I've really only seen it on the Internet in reference to men's pants.

I tried this on a pair of straight legged wider pants (~16" at hem) - and I kind of liked it. I am 5'2", so I can use all the leg length I can find, but I don't wear heels and I hate to have a bunch of fabric pooled on top of my foot. Most of my shoes are 1" or less heels.

Anyone with thoughts or experience with this style of hem? Is it a don't?

ETA photos - These pants are Athleta Bettona classics that I slimmed the the flare leg to be more of a straight leg. The front /back difference is 3/4". which looks like a lot from the laid flat pic, but I don't think you really notice it much when I'm wearing the flat shoes. It does make big huge difference in the amount of break on the front of the shoes. Any further thoughts now that you can see pics?

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