Originally Posted by Jay687
I know it's probably not recommended... but what is the best way to take in the waist of jeans without throwing off the look (i.e. darting the jeans)?
I always have 2 options when buying jeans and pants.
1. Buy a slimmer fit with a slightly bigger waist to fit better on my thighs (side effect of being short means that my thighs are generally proportionally larger than my waist than most taller folks. It's also a side effect of lifting, biking, hiking, and running...).
2. Buy a looser fit that fits both and taper the leg.
I bought some stuff using option 1 thinking the 1" extra on my waist wouldn't be a huge deal. Unfortunately, it somewhat is. The extra waist material cinches if I wear a belt and while my pants don't fall off my hips entirely or anything, I think 1" less on my waist would be far better.
What's the best way to get a tailor to do this? I don't want to go moving the front button or hole over or something. That'd be odd. I also don't want darts... but is there any way to avoid them? Additionally, I'm thinking that taking the waist in at the sides would be more balance than taking it from the back.
Has anyone done this with success? If so, let me know what your tailor did. There is a pretty good tailor in my area, so I'm thinking they would be able to handle a difficult project. Though if it's super expensive, it might not be worth it I guess.
Damn it... jeans are definitely not designed for bigger thighs.