Originally Posted by spacepope
Who makes a solid slim-straight pair? Something similar to the Epaulet rivet chinos? Thanks.
Many people. You need to give a price range.
Originally Posted by El Argentino
I don't believe APC NS are a selvage jean
Think you might be confusing things. APC has been using selvage as far back as I can remember. There might have been some confusion with the NC model because there is no selvage outseam due to the cut, it's still the same selvage denim used on the other models. NC isn't the only pair of selvage jeans where there's no visible tell.
Coldsnap, I think it depends on your tailor. $40 doesn't sound completely unreasonable, but I've had my tailor in LA do a similar job, albeit with a standard lockstitch, for $15. It's a "YMMV" story because I've seen a number of people on here try to explain to a tailor to taper from the inseam only to have them butcher the outseam. It's not a given, just a precaution to anyone like in any other scenario where the clearest of communication is needed.
Know that a common side-effect of tapering like this is "fatter" selvage because of how the jeans are put back together. Here's an exaggerated example: