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Should I taper those jeans?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Bought a pair of the Spring and Odeon from John Elliott and after a few wears they stretched out quite a bit. I was wondering if I should taper them and if I do, should I do it from the knee down or go from the thigh? The waist is also about an inch too big.

Thanks.








post #2 of 14
Are the pair without the knee blowouts the same? I think the ripped pair looks great from mid thigh down. Not sure whats going on in the crotch area but I wouldn't go so far as to alter them tbh. If you insist though, inner thigh darts (like those seen on drkshdw jeans) may be all you need. For what its worth the large angled soles and techiness of the pure boosts and 350s really aren't working with the laid back denim. I'd suggest trying some low profile minimalist tennis shoes or sleek suede boots.
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
They are the same, same size and all. Maybe a stiffer material on the ones without the blowouts. I think the crotch area looks weird cause I put a belt on. They stretched a lot in the waist also.

And you're probably right about the sneakers.
post #4 of 14
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Anyone else with other opinions?
post #5 of 14

I agree with Roygbivuxg -- those look like a very good "slim" fit from the thigh down.

post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by skriefal View Post

I agree with Roygbivuxg -- those look like a very good "slim" fit from the thigh down.

Thanks. I wonder if I should do anything with the large waist on the blowout ones. It's about an inch too large.
post #7 of 14

I think that's really a matter of personal preference.  If you don't want to wear a belt or you prefer a snug fit at the top, then have them taken in a bit.  But if your only concern is around what others think of the look, then i wouldn't do it.

post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
Ok, thanks. I just don't want them to look sloppy, hate that look. I can't wear super tight denim either due to my soccer legs.

I might just take in the waist an inch, which shouldn't ruin the design or back pockets.
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
Also, would you guys hem them so it reduces the stacks at the knee? or whatever happens there smile.gif

They're 34" length and I'm 6"2
post #10 of 14

I personally would throw them out.  The fit is fine, but I have never been a fan of jeans with raggy holes in the knees.  It’s one then to have holes that were made in the jeans and look like they have been it's another thing to have holes in the knees that just make them look raggy and cheap.

post #11 of 14

nice y3s, it looks very loose especially the thighs

post #12 of 14
You can get a patch for those holes. Less than a dollar at Walmart. Easy to iron-on them.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by LGHT View Post

I personally would throw them out.  The fit is fine, but I have never been a fan of jeans with raggy holes in the knees.  It’s one then to have holes that were made in the jeans and look like they have been it's another thing to have holes in the knees that just make them look raggy and cheap.

smile.gif) Point taken
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by needhelp123 View Post

nice y3s, it looks very loose especially the thighs

The Y3s are awesome, maybe half a size too big, but okay if you have wide feet.

They are looks on the thighs, the calfs are okay. I also need about an inch taken in in the waist.

Problem is that if I got a 34, then the calfs might have been way too tight.
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