Jeans a bit too short...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mbmike, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. mbmike

    mbmike Member

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    I just bought a pair of 30x32 Diesel jeans (Zathan 772). Unfortunately, they seem to be a bit too long, so they sort of bunch up on my ankle, which looks awkward.

    I haven't washed them yet, so I imagine that they will hopefully shorten an inch or so. Other than that, what do you guys recommend I do about the length? Should I just let them be a bit baggy at the bottom? Should I fold up the bottom for that cuffed look (I've seen some people do this)? Should I try and get a tailor to take a bit off the bottom?

    I'd rather not have to return them. Thanks.
     
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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I would just have them hemmed, a decent alterations place will do this for $10 and retain the original hem... I have all my PDCs hemmed w/o issues.
     
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    wash them, then take them to the tailor and have him take them down. Wash 772 has specific detailing at the bottom hem, so do as drizzt suggested and have the tailor retain the original hem.
     
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    If you got them at a good price, and are planning on returning them, I could take them off your hands - as I am a 30x32 [​IMG]
     
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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    From looking at the subject line, one would have thought they were too short... [​IMG] When you guys say they will keep the original hem, what do you mean by that?
     
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    To be honest, I'm not positive, but I think they cut off the original bottoms of the jeans, shorten the jeans, then re-sew the bottoms back on. On second thought, it might be difficult to do this with the 772 jeans, as they have very distinctive spots of localized distression all the way down the leg.
     
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    Oh, heheh. Woops [​IMG]
     
  8. drizzt3117

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    Thats true, usually a good alterations tailor will tell you if using the original hem will work, if it won't just hemming it is probably fine, you can easily distress the new hem to look like the original anyways.

    J, what Brian mentioned is more or less the technique, they cut off a segment and resew the original hem back on... I have this done to my PDCs and they look flawless.
     
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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    That's bizarre, I can't even imagine how that could possibly work. Does anyone have pics or a site to point me to?

    Oh, and BTW to answer the question posed by the topic title, it is possible to stretch jeans in the length by washing them and then pulling hard on them when wet, and letting them dry. Just in case anyone is wondering.
     

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