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post #7711 of 34795
already have some w+h chinos in olive and it almost looks like that color was looking for a actual brown color. i'll check out those other two you suggested.
post #7712 of 34795
I have a pair of the olive moleskin Walts (which are great by the way, really comfortable and a distinct looking pant) that I'd like to get cuffed, and in the process probably lengthened slightly as well.

There's 2.5" allowance, and I'd be looking to put on a 1.75" cuff and extend by ~1/4", max 1/2". It might be a pain, but I'm thinking that careful sewing should be able to accomplish this, as there just needs to be enough leftover fabric that the seam is not right on the hem. The cuff should provide plenty of weight that I don't need too much extra fabric inside the leg as well. The first guy I took it to said he couldn't do it, but I'd never been there before and I didn't get the impression he was any kind of master tailor.

Does this sound like a feasible request?
post #7713 of 34795
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Originally Posted by DahveedNG View Post

I have a pair of the olive moleskin Walts (which are great by the way, really comfortable and a distinct looking pant) that I'd like to get cuffed, and in the process probably lengthened slightly as well.
There's 2.5" allowance, and I'd be looking to put on a 1.75" cuff and extend by ~1/4", max 1/2". It might be a pain, but I'm thinking that careful sewing should be able to accomplish this, as there just needs to be enough leftover fabric that the seam is not right on the hem. The cuff should provide plenty of weight that I don't need too much extra fabric inside the leg as well. The first guy I took it to said he couldn't do it, but I'd never been there before and I didn't get the impression he was any kind of master tailor.
Does this sound like a feasible request?

Though I'm not expert, this sounds tough. I also wanted all my Walts cuffed to 1.75". I have them at a 31" inseam, which my lady thought was just about as long as I could go (she is also no master tailor), that means that 34" inseam + 2.5" allowance = 31" inseam +1.75" cuff. For reference, here is what they look like. (I think the extra fabric is necessary for good weight/ drape.)
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post #7714 of 34795

If I'm understanding you correctly then there probably isn't enough room.  I'm assuming the pants aren't yet cuffed and that you have a total of 2.5 inches from where you want the hem to fall.  In that case, the largest cuff you could potentially have is a shade over an inch.

 

When tailors cuff pants they have to hide the seams by essentially doubling it.  The first cuff comes up from the hem of the pants and is stopped at the desired width (in this case 1.75 inches),  It's then folded back down and around the hem to the inside of the pant, usually another 1/2 inch.  This would mean you need 4 inches of allowance (1.75*2 + .5).  You didn't list your inseam in the originally post, but I know that Epaulets can be let out to about 35/35.5, so your inseam couldn't be any longer than 31/31.5 to do this.  I'm sure there are other ways to hem with a cuff, but that's the way I know.

 

 

post #7715 of 34795
Thanks for the responses, both of you - of course it makes sense that you'd need 2X the cuff height + the amount to be sewn inside, I wasn't thinking about this correctly.

At just under 6'4" and most of that being long legs (hence keeping at least the full 34" inseam), I feel like the cuff I could achieve probably wouldn't get the job done. I'll stick with uncuffed and continue to be happy that I can buy a pair of pants that I'm so happy with off the rack.
post #7716 of 34795
^ Yeah I have the same problem as you - my legs are too long to cuff the pants. But either way, cuffs or no cuffs, these still fit me better than any other OTR trouser, so I'm happy biggrin.gif
post #7717 of 34795
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

^ Yeah I have the same problem as you - my legs are too long to cuff the pants. But either way, cuffs or no cuffs, these still fit me better than any other OTR trouser, so I'm happy biggrin.gif

Amen to that.
post #7718 of 34795
I would kill to have longer legs than the stumps I have. What kind of 6'0" person has a 29/30 inseam?!!
post #7719 of 34795
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I would kill to have longer legs than the stumps I have. What kind of 6'0" person has a 29/30 inseam?!!


a swimmer

post #7720 of 34795
Jesus Mike, really? Carmina? Why don't I just sign you over the deed to my apartment...you'd like Bay Ridge.
post #7721 of 34795
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a swimmer

Aren't long legs better for swimming?

It's good a thing I'm just a soccer player.
post #7722 of 34795
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a swimmer

Aren't long legs better for swimming?

It's good a thing I'm just a soccer player.


dunno, I remember something about Michael Phelps when the Olympics were on saying that his abnormally long torso was an asset.

 

post #7723 of 34795
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dunno, I remember something about Michael Phelps when the Olympics were on saying that his abnormally long torso was an asset.

Yeah, I remember this too . They said that his short legs, long torso and long arms were the perfect build for swimming.
post #7724 of 34795
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Jesus Mike, really? Carmina? Why don't I just sign you over the deed to my apartment...you'd like Bay Ridge.

You and me both....it's like this though. Christmas IS just around the corner and I really need to start shopping for my gifts. biggrin.gif
Edited by PorterInjax - 11/3/11 at 6:32pm
post #7725 of 34795
I'm getting a tingling sensation that the best double monks of the year are about to drop.
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