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Fixing a zipper?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jpeirpont, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. jpeirpont

    jpeirpont Distinguished Member

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    My zipper has gone off track on my pants. This happen recently on a different pair, I repaired it with a knife but the teeth broke with in a few weeks.
    Does anyone have any techniques?
     


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    Once a zipper reaches that point any repair you might embrace will only be a band-aid as no zipper can return from the dead.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    It may require undoing the top part of the zipper where it is sewn over and rethreading the pull. On some zippers clamping the open side of the pull down a bit with pliers can help tighten it up. I fixed the giant zipper on my Vanson jacket this way, and have done the same on smaller ones.
     


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    a tailor Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    if all the teeth are intact open the bottom and rethread.
     


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