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Adjusting pant waist

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

What's the most you would get a tailor to take of a waistband?

 

Would there be any problem taking a 38 waist to 34?

post #2 of 10
I would say one, two inches at the most. The problem will not just be fixing the waist band, but the proportion of the seat, rise, legs, pockets, etc. I'd try to find another pair closer to your actual size.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Yeah that's what I'm worried about. Thinking it'll come out weird to take four inches of a waist. Bugger.

post #4 of 10
4 inches is a lot. i agree with two tone. 1-2 inches max
post #5 of 10
I was thinking of taking that many inches out of my pant waist as well.

Has anyone ever done it successfully?

Does it matter if we let some great experienced tailor men do it?
post #6 of 10
Alternatively, what's the least you can take in a pair of pants? My Howard Younts are like an inch off. It'd be nice if I didn't have to wear a belt to keep them from slipping down. I took it to an alterationist, and I'm not sure what she told me (due to a language barrier)... was she saying "I cannot take it in just an inch" or "I would recommend you just wear a belt." (For you Japanophones, the key word was "chotto...")
post #7 of 10
How many more times will this question be asked? Four inches is far too much.
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

How many more times will this question be asked? Four inches is far too much.

How many more times will you try snob yourself off to a legitimate question?

 

The answer's been given. No need. Peacock somewhere else.

post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Makoto Chan View Post

Alternatively, what's the least you can take in a pair of pants? My Howard Younts are like an inch off. It'd be nice if I didn't have to wear a belt to keep them from slipping down. I took it to an alterationist, and I'm not sure what she told me (due to a language barrier)... was she saying "I cannot take it in just an inch" or "I would recommend you just wear a belt." (For you Japanophones, the key word was "chotto...")

I've had pants taken in by an inch before without a problem. Not sure why it would be an issue.
post #10 of 10
You can have a tailor recut them. If they are nice or expensive pants, it could be worth it.
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