How much can you take-in on the waist?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sway23, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. Sway23

    Sway23 Active Member

    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2004
    I have a pair of dress pants that I need to take down from a 33 to a 30 waist. Will a tailor be able to do this pretty easily, or is it too much big of a change? Generally, what is the "maximum" amount that you can take-in at the waist and have it still look OK?
     
  2. FIHTies

    FIHTies Senior member Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    2,959
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Back and Better Than Before
    I hate your kind... [​IMG] JJF
     
  3. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Senior member

    Messages:
    1,674
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2004
    With my experience, I usually get 38 or 37 waist pants when buying RTW suits but my waist is 33. Tailors can bring in 4 inches without much of problem. but beyond that is difficult since the back pocket of the pants will get too close.
     
  4. bestmastertailor

    bestmastertailor Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 17, 2004
    Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
    Trousers can only be taken in 2 1/2" to 3" to maintain their balance. If they need taken in anymore, a recut (recut the trousers to your exact measurements) has to be performed which any competent tailor can do.
     
  5. regularjoe

    regularjoe Senior member

    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2004
    Usually, anything more than two inches requires the tailor to recut the pants, which costs more, but is still do-able.
     
  6. BjornH

    BjornH Senior member

    Messages:
    503
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2002
    Location:
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I go from 32 to 30 all the time when I buy a 38. Bear in mind that it's probably the ratio that matters, i.e. you can perhaps take a 38 in 3 inches but a 32 will only suffer 2 or 2.5 inches without a recut.

    B
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by