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I got this Sta Prest, never worn from the 90s on eBay. Lovely thing but I have one problem: I cant get it to fit, its just too tight and I cant close it. Now to my question: How high do you think are the chances that a tailor can make this one fit? I heard that you can adjust pants with a cut and a wedge to make it fit but im quite concered that it ruins the look of the pants. Anyone have experience with something like this? Dont know if this is too off topic for this thread but yeah... Would be lovely to know.


You can just post them to me and leave your worries behind. 😄
 

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That adjustment can only be done successfully if the strides have been made with broad allowances - the extra hidden material on the inside.
The likelihood of a tailor finding a matching cloth to insert a wedge without it looking absolutely shite is slim to none. Move them on and keep looking. Or buy mine!
 

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That adjustment can only be done successfully if the strides have been made with broad allowances - the extra hidden material on the inside.
The likelihood of a tailor finding a matching cloth to insert a wedge without it looking absolutely shite is slim to none. Move them on and keep looking. Or buy mine!
Thats what I thought... too bad thats live innit? Guess I will sell them sooner or later.
 

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I got this Sta Prest, never worn from the 90s on eBay. Lovely thing but I have one problem: I cant get it to fit, its just too tight and I cant close it. Now to my question: How high do you think are the chances that a tailor can make this one fit? I heard that you can adjust pants with a cut and a wedge to make it fit but im quite concered that it ruins the look of the pants. Anyone have experience with something like this? Dont know if this is too off topic for this thread but yeah... Would be lovely to know.
Those probably go up to your waist, unlike modern fits.
 

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I got this Sta Prest, never worn from the 90s on eBay. Lovely thing but I have one problem: I cant get it to fit, its just too tight and I cant close it. Now to my question: How high do you think are the chances that a tailor can make this one fit? I heard that you can adjust pants with a cut and a wedge to make it fit but im quite concered that it ruins the look of the pants. Anyone have experience with something like this? Dont know if this is too off topic for this thread but yeah... Would be lovely to know.
Those aren't proper Sta-Prest though so don't get too downhearted about them not fitting.
 

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So basically similar to the Relco Sta Prest?

Yes. Relco sta-prest are basically a copy of Levi’s ones and others. Oh… buyer beware if you look on eBay, etc. there are always sta-prest for sale, but many are boot cut(pretty much flares/bell bottoms). Not a good look!😄
 

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Yes. Relco sta-prest are basically a copy of Levi’s ones and others. Oh… buyer beware if you look on eBay, etc. there are always sta-prest for sale, but many are boot cut(pretty much flares/bell bottoms). Not a good look!😄
Awesome to know since I have a Relco Sta Prest and got told that those are not original since they are basically a chino. I was always wondering whats right and whats not. Still would love to fit the not so right sta prest. As a jeans it would be pretty nice acctually.
 

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Awesome to know since I have a Relco Sta Prest and got told that those are not original since they are basically a chino. I was always wondering whats right and whats not. Still would love to fit the not so right sta prest. As a jeans it would be pretty nice acctually.

Well, Relco, Jump the Gun, and many others produce a sta-prest style, but I think they might have too much of a taper, or too slim-fitting, or a low rise. I think I remember someone saying the original Levi sta-prest had an 8” hem or maybe even wider?
 

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Well, Relco, Jump the Gun, and many others produce a sta-prest style, but I think they might have too much of a taper, or too slim-fitting, or a low rise. I think I remember someone saying the original Levi sta-prest had an 8” hem or maybe even wider?
Try Real Hoxton, I have several pairs with a reasonable rise on them.
 

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Try Real Hoxton, I have several pairs with a reasonable rise on them.

I bought two pair and I DO like them. The only problem is that they are 100% cotton. Sta-prest are usually a cotton mix, which keeps the crease better.
 

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