The Ultimate Toronto Thread - Page 211
I've tried to do this last year, but I wasn't able to find someone that would do the job. They were the pants from a Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece suit. BB said they wouldn't do it as the results wouldn't be remotely close to expectations. I learned that it is a much tougher job than it seems to us non-tailors. At the end of the day it comes down to fully remaking the pants, which will be expensive regardless of the outcome.
Removing the pleat is very difficult. To make the pleat in the first place the waist of the panel is cut larger to accommodate the pleat and this is tapered down the leg to the vanishing point of the pleat. Most pleats are 1/2" depth. It may be possible to diminish shallower depths, like 1/4" pleats, but it will still be noticeable. Best thing is to leave the pleat and embrace it.
Xavier can do it.
I'd just forget it and move on... You're savvy enough of a member to know when to "cut your losses". How did you wind up with this anyways? Its it a 10 year old suit? Or a B&S/eBay score you are trying to make work?
Nothing wrong with pleats. On contrary, if applied to the right cut of pants (higher rise) they actually drape better, because cloth more naturally "hangs" from one's waist. This has the result of additional "slimming factor", in my experience.
If you are in for more modern. lower rise look, then no pleats.
Edit: just saw some replies I missed earlier and I've decided to leave them as is.
Edited by scatterbrain - 4/28/16 at 12:00pm