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Altering pleated to flat front pants

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by montecristo#4, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. a tailor

    a tailor Well-Known Member

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    I think there was someone recently on AAAC who converted a pair of RTW pants into his version of a fishtail back by simply cutting the seam of the seat down a few inches.

    I bet you never thought of that.


    - B


    wouldnt think of what???
     
  2. johnny_flapjack

    johnny_flapjack Well-Known Member

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    I think there was someone recently on AAAC who converted a pair of RTW pants into his version of a fishtail back by simply cutting the seam of the seat down a few inches.

    I bet you never thought of that.


    - B



    Like Yoda says, there's no trying, there's just doing.

    I didn't even have to think of it. I just did it.

    I'm a sartorial Jedi.

    With really wierd pants.
     
  3. SuitMyself

    SuitMyself Well-Known Member

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    I realize this has been discussed before, but I'm wondering how simple it would be to alter a pleated pant to a flat front one. I recently had a tailor tell me it was possible, but I can't imagine it would be easy.

    The only easy way I can think of is if the pants are single pleated and the tailor just took the pleat and folded it into itself to make a dart.

    Thoughts?


    This begs the most obvious question of all time ever since the universe came into existence: why don't you just buy some new flat-front pants instead??
     
  4. Matt S

    Matt S Well-Known Member

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    This begs the most obvious question of all time ever since the universe came into existence: why don't you just buy some new flat-front pants instead??

    It makes sense if the trousers are part of a suit.
     

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