Q: (originally submitted by @VanVeen ): Can the waist be taken in on selvedge denim?

A: Not in a reasonable way, because of the way a jeans waistband is constructed, there is no "split" in the back to take in or let out fabric. Just wear a belt, and or allow them to sag a bit. Jeans feel better with a bit of room anyway.

A2: Railcar Fine Goods does a really impressive job on waist alterations. Their webpage describes the process, which is way more involved than putting in a couple of darts.


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