Adjusting pant waist

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by simonplumb, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. simonplumb

    simonplumb Member

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    What's the most you would get a tailor to take of a waistband?

    Would there be any problem taking a 38 waist to 34?
     
  2. Twotone

    Twotone Senior member

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    I would say one, two inches at the most. The problem will not just be fixing the waist band, but the proportion of the seat, rise, legs, pockets, etc. I'd try to find another pair closer to your actual size.
     
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    Yeah that's what I'm worried about. Thinking it'll come out weird to take four inches of a waist. Bugger.
     
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    4 inches is a lot. i agree with two tone. 1-2 inches max
     
  5. Kiwi Man

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    I was thinking of taking that many inches out of my pant waist as well.

    Has anyone ever done it successfully?

    Does it matter if we let some great experienced tailor men do it?
     
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    Makoto Chan Senior member

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    Alternatively, what's the least you can take in a pair of pants? My Howard Younts are like an inch off. It'd be nice if I didn't have to wear a belt to keep them from slipping down. I took it to an alterationist, and I'm not sure what she told me (due to a language barrier)... was she saying "I cannot take it in just an inch" or "I would recommend you just wear a belt." (For you Japanophones, the key word was "chotto...")
     
  7. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    How many more times will this question be asked? Four inches is far too much.
     
  8. simonplumb

    simonplumb Member

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    How many more times will you try snob yourself off to a legitimate question?

    The answer's been given. No need. Peacock somewhere else.
     
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    archibaldleach Senior member

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    I've had pants taken in by an inch before without a problem. Not sure why it would be an issue.
     
  10. InsBrokerTX

    InsBrokerTX Senior member

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    You can have a tailor recut them. If they are nice or expensive pants, it could be worth it.
     

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