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Untapering pants possible?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I'm looking to get a pair of J Crew urban slim fit chinos but from the pictures I ntoiced the taper is too much but the colorway I want in them only J Crew offers.

 

1. My question is, is it possible to take tapered pants and untaper them to make them look straight leg or put a very slight taper on an extremely tapered pair of pants?

 

2. If so how much should this run me at the tailor approximately?

post #2 of 6
Is it possible? sure... it depends on how much fabric is left from the knee down. I'd say you'd get an inch at most.

How much? About $ 20-30
post #3 of 6
Probably not enough give in the trousers - also they may be a slightly different colour due to wash or treatment after you let them out.
post #4 of 6
It cannot be done!

Not only is the available inlay limited, (maximum is about 15 mm (5/8") ,also cotton fabric (unlike wool) cannot be let out: the previous needle holes will be visible forever (even after washing). - Forget it!

Wait until you come across a pair whose cut and colour you like!
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hmm so one person says yes and two say no, what's the overall verdict here?

post #6 of 6
Very doubtful, manufacturers do not leave spare cloth for such things, the lay is very tight being computer controlled. Either buy and put up with them or try another make/MTM.
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