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Converting Pleats to Plain

SMJHS

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Great site!
I've noticed most of the higher-end suits I am interested in purchasing come with pleated pants. I'm assuming this is considered a more stylish option, however, for those of us with hips big enough to give birth, pleats are not always the best look.
I've read a few threads on SF regarding this subject, so my apologies for the redundancy, but I'm still not sure what to expect cost-wise. Also, will opening the waist-band and recutting the fabric change the look of the pants (pattern matching, pocket placement, drape, etc.)?
I'm clearly a novice in the world of bespoke suits, but I look forward to learning from you all.
Thanks!
 

Tomasso

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Originally Posted by SMJHS
for those of us with hips big enough to give birth, pleats are not always the best look.


Au contraire. A high waisted, pleated trouser with a bit fuller cut would actually be the best choice for prominent hips. Anything less would accentuate your hips.
 

JR_Rider

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Originally Posted by Tomasso
Au contraire. A high waisted, pleated trouser with a bit fuller cut would actually be the best choice for prominent hips. Anything less would accentuate your hips.


That is exactly what I thought also. I have been told by numerous sales people that pleats are designed to hide weight. Flat front pants are for thinner people from what I understand.
 

CoryB

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I agree with the statements that pleats hide girth, but back to the original question is it possible to convert pleats to flat? I'm a very skinny person, but suits always seam to have pleats. I had never thought about the possibility of coverting pleats to flat, but being that pleats are essentially extra material it would seem to be possible. Would it alter the balance of the pant, and also what would be the cost?
 

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