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Denim Tailor in NYC?

B^2

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I know there are several threads on tailors for suits etc in nyc, and stores who do chain-stitching for jeans but I'm looking for some more current information on a tailor that can make the legs of my jeans a little slimmer. Right now they seem to be a boot cut and I'd love to go for more of a slim straight leg type look. I got them at earnest sewn but I don't see anything on their website about tailoring. I'd prefer to go to someone who either specializes in denim or has a solid amount of experience in it. If I have another pair of jeans that I like the fit of, should I take those in so they can try and match up the measurements of the legs? I know the rise and those things will be different but I'm not too concerned about that.
 

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denim doctors and htc. im not sure if they have one in nyc though...but the one in la does a fucking amazing job. they have altered several pairs of my pbjs (tapering the leg) as well as other misc reinforcements of sorts. highly recommended.

edit: i bet the earnest store in ny might alter those for you too...
 

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Any competent tailor can do a slimming. If it's not selvedge, it's even easier.
 

B^2

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how much should I expect to pay for a slimming?
 

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if they do it from the crotch maybe $50-$60 or so. from the knee maybe $30 or there about. but these might be somewhat dated prices. the last time dd/htc did a alteration like that for me was a year or two ago. call em and ask. there super cool, in my experience.
 

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Sorry to bump an old thread, but I've searched this forum.

Does anybody know of a denim tailor who can taper and chainstitch? The tailors I go to don't have a chainstitch machine.

Thanks.
 

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Can anyone recommend a good place for hemming selvage denim? I know that's not a big job, but I've just never been all too thrilled with places I've gone in the past (always fine, never great) and I've got a couple of jeans ready to go in. South Brooklyn/Downtown or Lower Manhattan preferred.
 

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Can anyone recommend a good place for hemming selvage denim? I know that's not a big job, but I've just never been all too thrilled with places I've gone in the past (always fine, never great) and I've got a couple of jeans ready to go in. South Brooklyn/Downtown or Lower Manhattan preferred.

Self Edge NY
 
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