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alterations on suit pants

rquinlan

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Hello all,

I'm in need of some advice regarding a pair of suit pants.

http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/p/usddefau...nned=&browse=Y

I tried these on the other day and I was amazed at how poorly they fit off the rack. They seem way too baggy. (which I was told could be corrected by taking material in along the inseam) The pleat is also a little unsettling as I only have one other suit with pleats which I typically don't wear. I found some threads that actually talked about removing the pleats which has given me some hope.

Normally I would just move on, but the sale is a great deal and I wouldn't mind putting the extra money into alterations given that.

I've never had pants altered more then having them hemmed so I'm a little apprehensive about some thing like this. Do you guys think I'll be able to end up with an acceptable pair of pants. What say you all?

Also does anyone have a recommendation for a tailor in northern jersey?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Originally Posted by rquinlan
Hello all,

I'm in need of some advice regarding a pair of suit pants.

http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/p/usddefau...nned=&browse=Y

I tried these on the other day and I was amazed at how poorly they fit off the rack. They seem way too baggy. (which I was told could be corrected by taking material in along the inseam) The pleat is also a little unsettling as I only have one other suit with pleats which I typically don't wear. I found some threads that actually talked about removing the pleats which has given me some hope.

Normally I would just move on, but the sale is a great deal and I wouldn't mind putting the extra money into alterations given that.

I've never had pants altered more then having them hemmed so I'm a little apprehensive about some thing like this. Do you guys think I'll be able to end up with an acceptable pair of pants. What say you all?

Also does anyone have a recommendation for a tailor in northern jersey?

Thanks in advance.


removing the pleats and sliming the trousers. could easly cost as much as you are paying for the trousers. for more information go to search on ask andy. request "removing trouser pleats". scroll down to that post title.
 

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Given the amount of work you want to put into those pants, I suggest you look for something else.
 

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Originally Posted by rquinlan
I tried these on the other day and I was amazed at how poorly they fit off the rack. They seem way too baggy. ....

Normally I would just move on, but the sale is a great deal and I wouldn't mind putting the extra money into alterations given that.
....


I would say two things
1. $150 for a pair of pants that will need a LOT of alterations is not a "great deal"
2. buying clothing that doesn't fit because of a high discount is a bad idea (and one that has been painful for me to learn)

I'd look elsewhere (i.e. B&S to start)
 

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It's the Buying and Selling area of where you are right now​
 

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Only 15 bucks for a taper at Joes tailor in Elmwood Park NJ. It costs me like 30-50 bucks in the city. My dad and my grandfather have been going to him for years.
 

rquinlan

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Thanks for the advice guys.

If I decided to leave the pleats alone would you feel that it's worth it then? I've never had a to have the legs narrowed before. Is that a common thing for OTR?
 

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I recently had pleats removed and legs slimmed and tappered on a pair of trousers and the whole job cost me $82. Basically my tailor had to totally recut the trousers and make a whole new pair. Normally I would have just scrapped the whole thing but I loved the suit too much to let it go and with the initial cost and all the alterations the suit cost about $200 in the end.
 

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