So you're one of those menswear geeks who asked Santa for some new trousers. Or maybe you find a little extra cash in that stocking of yours, which is immediately funneled into that "to-tailor" pile building up in your closet (I see you, Doc Hu). I don't know about you, but I like a very specific look to my trousers, perfectly illustrated by the picture seen below courtesy of my friends the Ovadia brothers - little to no break, 7"-8" leg opening and a 1.75"-2" cuff. I find that this produces the best looking and fitting trouser, at least for me. Now, this is obviously not some concrete rule or anything, just my personal preference and something to consider if you haven't already. In fact, I think that most guys can find the perfect look for them residing within the confines of the range of measurements listed above. If you like what you see then try taking a crack at it. If not, then forget I even mentioned it. Ultimately, if your list of new year's resolutions includes "getting dapper" (along with "lose ten pounds" and "avoid all sexual harassment charges at work") these are some specs you may want to consider.
[Editor's Note: Ovadia and Sons trousers feature a 7" leg opening and a 2" cuff for reference.]