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How to make trousers shorter temporarily?

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by Simone1, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. Simone1

    Simone1 Well-Known Member

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    Hi!

    My friend is going to a job interview this monday, and he will be borrowing one of my suits. The suit is a perfect fit for him, only is he a bit shorter than me, and therefore it would look great if the trousers were approximately an inch or so shorter.
    Without doing any alterations, what is the best way to make it shorter just for the interview? I thought about just folding the material under and perhaps tape inside the trousers (to tape the inside hem to the trouser material) I am afraid this might leave some sticky residue though, so perhaps a pin?

    I know this question is probably a first-timer on this forum....... lol

    Thank you gentlemen
     
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Go to a good alterations tailor, and one who is very good at understanding customer requests, and tell him to hem them, but without taking off any material. Tell him the reason. It will be easy to change back.

    Otherwise, get some basting tape, like this: https://www.amazon.com/Collins-Basting-Tape-5-1-Yards/dp/B000YZ5RVI, and do a quick iron. It is not perfect, but should hold. Just tell him to not doing any Kung Fu kicks.
     

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