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Speaking of altering jeans

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Henry Boogers, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. Henry Boogers

    Henry Boogers Well-Known Member

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    I am quite athletic and have a really hard time finding jeans that fit. I have a 33" waist and 29" quads; I have not found anything that fits both measurements. I have found some jeans that fit nice everywhere but in the waist, so I plan to have the waist taken in.

    Has anyone here done this? Where should I ask the darts be sewn, in the back or perhaps in the sides?

    Thanks,

    Henry P. Boogers
     
  2. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    Darts in pants are typically sewn above the back pockets, but I have not seen this done to jeans. I imagine this would be the best (if not the only) place to put them as there is a good amount of space there between belt loops.
     
  3. philosophe

    philosophe Well-Known Member

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    Darts work, but finding a tailor who can cut the waist down to size and redo the flat-felled seam is better. You need a tailor with the right sewing machine.
     
  4. Henry Boogers

    Henry Boogers Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I like the sound of that. The other option is 6 months of pizza and these babies would be snug..
     

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