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Jean Repair

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Hello everyone. Im new to the forum and I must say this is a very resourceful site. Plus, everyone seems so unpretentious, unlike other fashion forums.Anyway, my problem is that there has been some wear on the back pockets to my jeans. Theres a noticable hole and Im afraid its just going to get bigger. Is there any way of fixing this problem? Also, anyone know where I can fix it in NYC? Thanks a lot.
 

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Any tailor can patch that up, and usually they do a good job of hiding the patch. Go to your local tailor and ask them, and they can probably explain the repair to you.
 

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I've used the Denim Doctor myself. They do an excellent job, but they're expensive. It's appropriate to use them for expensive, or collectible vintage jeans. For a newer pair of jeans, an good tailor can do the job. And the truth is, the job done by regular tailors looks a lot like the work I got done at Denim Doctor. The basic idea is to get a piece of denim in a similar color/fade to the denim around your hole, and to sew the patch in with a machine - lots of thread (thread also in matching color. It never looks absolutely perfect, but it looks a lot better than it sounds.

Rob
 

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Any talented tailor can put in an "invisible patch" into a threadbare area or hole in denim. Mine even blended the thread he used to match the wear patterns on my jeans. It's not an expensive procedure either, if I remember correctly the whole thing was less than $15. Hope this helps.

Aaron
 

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Maybe this is not your cup of tea but sometimes I will put a patch behind the hole in jeans. That way they are repaired but they still have that frayed look. P.S. consider putting your wallet in the front pocket.
 

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