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Taking in pants

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I'm looking to pick up a suit on ebay and the pants measure 36in waist and i wear a 30-31 give or take. I have heard that you shouldn't take pants in more than 2-3 inches other wise the pockets start to move on you. I was wondering though in the auction listing it says there is an 4 inch allowance. I take it this means it can be let out 4 inches but would this also meant that it can be taken in 4 inches? thanks Nik
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I buy 44R RTW suits. It usually comes with 38-39inch waist. I wear 32-33inch pants. Believe me, I do it all the time. Taking in 4 inches not a problem.
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It is my understanding you take can pants in quite significantly, but at some point you must start doing it from the sides, rather than from the back center.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies but i keep seeing RTW and i was wondering whats that mean? thanks Nik
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RTW = Ready to Wear.
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It also depends on the "shape" of your trousers pocket. If it is slanted, it can be taken in more from the side.
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Thread Starter 
Ok so another question now does taking it in from the sides cost more?
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Ok so another question now does taking it in from the sides cost more?
To answer your question: In almost every cases yes. In addition: I know that when my tailor trims a size 30 down to a size 28 for me, she takes in the sides and the rear, as well as properly shaping the crotch to allow a perfect-as-possible fit; this is especially true regarding the derrière...as many tailors botch this area up and the pants neither look good nor do they fit as they should. Jon.
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