get an estimate from your tailor.
To bump this up: Can anyone post some results of trousers they've had pleats removed from?
I have a pair of PRL suit pants that I'm thinking of having this done to. For NYC tailors, I think I'm going to trust Ercoles with this. I would be surprised if the job is under $100. If people are interested, I can take before and after pics and report back.
Believe it or not, I'm actually still waiting on them. I dropped the trousers off with the jacket, and my tailor said he had a six week wait for suits. Wedding season, I assume.
Suffice it to say he said he'd be able to do it easily by recutting the trousers, and charged me $40 (!!!) for it. One of the many reasons why I love the Lower East Side. (That lower price may have been because he already had me for another $100 with all the alterations to the jacket and a few other things.)
Will post pics when it's done.