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Denim Tailor in NYC?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by B^2, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. B^2

    B^2 Senior member

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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.
     


  2. whatever123

    whatever123 Senior member

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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...
     


  3. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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


  4. B^2

    B^2 Senior member

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    how much should I expect to pay for a slimming?
     


  5. whatever123

    whatever123 Senior member

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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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    pseudonym Senior member

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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.
     


  7. whatever123

    whatever123 Senior member

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    maybe look up a few posts. ^
     


  8. lambretta76

    lambretta76 Active Member

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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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    Self Edge NY
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2013


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