Originally Posted by babygreenspots
Is it possible for a skillful tailor to make a 36 waist into a 32? I would also want the trousers to be slimmer everywhere, probably. I suppose this would inolve basically remaking the trousers, but is it possible?
Thank you very much for answering my question.
It depends entirely on the tailor. I would not imagine this to be an easy task. It would basically require remaking the trousers entirely, as its not so much that it is hard to adjust the waist, but, arguably, tailoring the rise to match the 4" drop in the waist. As a general rule of thumb, anything more than 2" is going to be difficult, whether it is letting out or taking in. This is truly a game of dominos; tailoring the waist in 4", realigning the rise, adjusting pant length, etc. But I am no tailoring expert, just looking at it logically.