Do you/would you hem your jeans?

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  1. feynmix

    feynmix Senior member

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    As the question asks, I am curious to see opinions on this board about hemming jeans. Most jeans are come in 34-36 inch inseam length, and if that is too long for you, do you get them hemmed or let them stack?

    Please vote. If you choose other, please explain. Thanks.
     


  2. metkirk

    metkirk Senior member

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    I don't hem mine but I cuff them inward.
     


  3. Yaz

    Yaz Senior member

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    My normal inseam for slacks with a medium break is 31, so jeans up to 34" in length I normally stack. Any longer than that and I have them hemmed.
     


  4. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I'm generally lazy about getting tailoring done, and I sometimes like cuffs and stacking, so if they are narrow enough I'll tend to let them stack, if they are straight but wider I'll cuff them. The only pair I intend to get hemmed are HL bootcuts with the biggest hem I would wear, about 18" or so, and wouldn't look good cuffed. I just haven't gotten around to it yet.
     


  5. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Depends on a variety of factors: how slim is the leg? how narrow is the opening already? how many inches "extra" is the inseam? is this a jean that would look good cuffed? is this a dress up jean?

    I'm normally against it but have done it to my rb's which were a bit long. Decreasing the amount of stacking helped to make them look dressier.
     


  6. theshonen8899

    theshonen8899 Senior member

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    It all depends on the leg opening.
     


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    blank Senior member

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    I'm a big hem guy. For one, I have the good fortune of being right near Blue in Green, so I can get my chainstitched hems re-chainstitched. But stacking isn't really my style. I hemmed my RB11's and my RRL's. I also hemmed my Somet's, but as the waist has stretched a bit, they are sitting lower on my hips, so I cuff them sometimes or I try to stack them, but I wish they had no break at all.
     


  8. Brian278

    Brian278 Senior member

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    I'm 5' 9" and I wear my jeans pretty low, so yeah, I have to hem any denim that only comes in one inseam. I'm not really into stacking, I'm more of a full break and a little more kind of guy.
     


  9. entropy kid

    entropy kid Senior member

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    I'm close to 6' 6" so hemming is not really necessary for me unless I wear jeans with a big leg opening really low. Jeans with small openings I just stack because I've never come across a pair that was more than 1 inch too long post-soak. For all others I decide based on the look when cuffed, I only hem when I don't like the cuffed look at all.
    Note: I don't wear them anymore, but I think bootcuts ALLWAYS need to be hemmed.
     


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    zatarregaza Senior member

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    I'm very picky about the fit, so I do almost all of my jeans. Yes, I'm a nerd.
     


  11. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Senior member

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    I'm probably a 33-ish inseam on jeans, so i just stack. Although I really need to get a few of my bootcuts hemmed
     


  12. onion

    onion Senior member

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    Always hem. I find rolled cuffs look sloppy, and I'm even less of a fan of stacking than rolling.
     


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    phooi Senior member

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    When you're short like me, you have to hem.
     


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    Maharlika Senior member

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    Yes I do. I take it to the HTC and have them chain-stitched.
     


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