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Altering jeans?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ruerivoli, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. ruerivoli

    ruerivoli New Member

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    A quick question from a newbie, so I apologize if this is on the obvious side. I just received a various nice pair of designer jeans as a gift. I really like the style, and the width is perfect, but the jeans are about 2 inches two long. Can I have my tailor shorten the jeans without destroying the look?
     


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    I've had good luck. Just tell him that you want the hem to look exactly as it does now.
     


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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I used to be a stickler for keeping the original hem using a webstitching like the Denim Doctors do, but the truth is that you can just ask for any old hem, and just ask the tailor to press only the legs, but to heavily press the hem. It'll duplicate the effect of the original hem.
     


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    Drinkwaters OG Affiliate Vendor

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    My tailor removes the original hem which has a washed, puckered look and reattaches it so that you don't loose the original look. Your tailor should be able to do it.
     


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    I always just ask my tailor to use the original hem. It looks better then having that "hemmed look" jeans get if you don't use the original hem. You can't really tell the difference if they use the original hem unless you are really close up. I will have to try LA Guy's method though sounds like it might be better but does it still keep that Washed look that the hem on jeans usually have when you buy them?
     


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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Hey Gary,

    Who in Cambridge does this? Do they charge an arm and a leg?
     


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    Drinkwaters OG Affiliate Vendor

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    Jack's Tailor Shop, 1937 Massachusetts Avenue, (Porter Square) Cambridge, MA. I believe he charges around ten bucks.
     


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