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post #16 of 30
Yes it can be done, but it's not just taking in. Find a proper tailor and have him recut the trousers. Alterations folk will likely just take it in and that ain't gonna look pretty.
post #17 of 30
Some good advice in this thread. Leave the leg width alone. Although if it were my suit and I were to have a tailor do anything to it I might have the pleats switched around (from reverse to forward style) (but not removed).
post #18 of 30
Just to avoid confusion: It wasn't me who said 'leave leg width alone' and there is no reason to follow that advice. Leg width is related to fork and seat diameter and also bears on the rise. Find a tailor who knows how to cut and fit trousers, tell him what style you want and let him work his magic. Expect to pay 60 USD and hopefully more.
post #19 of 30
Thread Starter 
Alright, being a student and all, I handed it over to my grand mother today. She said pretty much what you all have said, but she will giving it a try. Definetely keeping my fingers crossed on this one, or else I'm off to H&M or Zara to score some cheap suit for the occasional christmas party.

Thanks for all your sound advice, been much appreciated.
post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by Martin Stall View Post
Just to avoid confusion: It wasn't me who said 'leave leg width alone' and there is no reason to follow that advice. Leg width is related to fork and seat diameter and also bears on the rise. Find a tailor who knows how to cut and fit trousers, tell him what style you want and let him work his magic. Expect to pay 60 USD and hopefully more.

I stand corrected. I just meant that I agreed with other comments about it being a bad idea to try and transform the trousers into tight skinny ones, as it would harmonise badly with the jacket if for no other reason.
post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by afc345 View Post
Alright, being a student and all, I handed it over to my grand mother today. She said pretty much what you all have said, but she will giving it a try. Definetely keeping my fingers crossed on this one, or else I'm off to H&M or Zara to score some cheap suit for the occasional christmas party. Thanks for all your sound advice, been much appreciated.
Don't ruin that suit by having your grandma try and narrow them. Keep the suit as is and just sell it to recoup your loss.
post #22 of 30
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by luftvier View Post
Don't ruin that suit but having your grandma try and narrow them. Keep the suit as is and just sell it to recoup your loss.

I'll try. Now, if I want to wear it as an orphan jacket, what pants should I pair it with? Checkered?
post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by afc345 View Post
I'll try. Now, if I want to wear it as an orphan jacket, what pants should I pair it with? Checkered?

Don't. It will just looked like you're wearing an orphaned suit jacket. Either keep and wear it or sell it.
post #24 of 30
Lufty's always right.

Sell this suit. You're young, you want to wear this suit to parties at night, etc.. Why would you choose a gray Brooks Brothers business suit?!

Go to the mall and buy something youthful and trendy!
post #25 of 30
Thread Starter 
Haha, I'll sell it already!!
post #26 of 30
Better off selling unless you got a great tailor.
post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by bleachboy View Post
Go to the mall and buy something youthful and trendy!
post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by amplifiedheat View Post

Why the facepalm? The OP's a student who wants to wear this suit to parties and bars and stuff and pick up chicks. I think my advice was spot on!
post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by bleachboy View Post
Why the facepalm? The OP's a student who wants to wear this suit to parties and bars and stuff and pick up chicks. I think my advice was spot on!

Cash-strapped student buying a suit with a short shelf-life at MSRP=bad.
post #30 of 30
^ ^ not when it (the full suit) costs the same as the proposed pant alterations and the inevitable dry cleaning bill after a night of debauchery.
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