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post #16 of 47
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Out of curiosity what could one expect to pay to have this done?

$$$$$

get an estimate from your tailor.
post #17 of 47

What a great thread! I had always wondered about this. So same thing, what about price? All is saw was $$$$$. Is that $50 or $200? I am going to the tailor tomorrow for some shirts so if I don't hear back, I will get a quote and post it here.

thanks again for the thread.

 

post #18 of 47
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What a great thread! I had always wondered about this. So same thing, what about price? All is saw was $$$$$. Is that $50 or $200? I am going to the tailor tomorrow for some shirts so if I don't hear back, I will get a quote and post it here.
thanks again for the thread.



i have been retired for so long that i dont have any idea what prices are.
i am sure that it is $$$$$, or more.
post #19 of 47

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.

post #20 of 47
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The past few years, my has preference switched back to a single forward pleat. I hadn't thought about darts till recently, when I saw Patrick Chu of Chan wearing flat fronts with a single dart, maybe an inch forward of the side pockets. I asked about it and he said it was for those w/ large hips and/or seats. He said that if they made me flat front pants, I'd probably benefit from it.


This is great information to know, I need to look into this.

Who makes a decent pair of single pleated pants? Do you have yours custom made? It seems like most pants either have two pleats, or no pleats.
post #21 of 47
I have several suits with single pleats. Less common, perhaps, but not all that hard to find.
post #22 of 47
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post

This is great information to know, I need to look into this.
Who makes a decent pair of single pleated pants? Do you have yours custom made? It seems like most pants either have two pleats, or no pleats.
I've had them made. Single pleated pants are pretty rare rtw, particularly a single forward pleat.
post #23 of 47
If you dress left, consider a single pleat on the left, flat on the right.
post #24 of 47
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Originally Posted by JumpinHowie View Post

What a great thread! I had always wondered about this. So same thing, what about price? All is saw was $$$$$. Is that $50 or $200? I am going to the tailor tomorrow for some shirts so if I don't hear back, I will get a quote and post it here.
thanks again for the thread.

where you at?
post #25 of 47
I just picked up a RLPL suit from my tailor that I bought from Mr. Moo. http://www.styleforum.net/t/281869/grail-rlpl-suit-made-in-england-us-40r-5k-retail

I didn't want pleated trousers, but otherwise loved the suit and took a bit of a chance. My tailor removed the pleats and also slimmed them down slightly. I couldn't be happier. I'll try get my wife to take a few photos and will post them here. My tailor does not do bespoke, but has a lot of experience with suits. He does do bespoke shirts, FWIW.
post #26 of 47
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

Thanks for this, Alex.
How do you feel about darts replacing pleats? Two darts would look strange. One might not be too bad.
Also, if pants have two shallow pleats, is it possible to change them into one deep pleat?

Dunhill Tailors in New York, of blessed memory, sold pants at least in RTW, with front
darts. My suit from them circa 1980 had them.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/123150/lost-new-york-dunhill-tailors-and-andre-oliver

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/02/08/nyregion/norman-j-block-93-founded-dunhill-tailors.html

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-52939.html
post #27 of 47
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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.

How did it go? Did you take before/after pictures?
post #28 of 47
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How did it go? Did you take before/after pictures?


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.

post #29 of 47

Good for you man, I think that's a good deal.

post #30 of 47
My flippant answer to this is - why in G-d's name would you want to??? smile.gif
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