Modifying jeans - outseam?

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  1. J-Shock

    J-Shock Well-Known Member

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    I recently bought a pair of jeans and i love the wash and the feel of the denim, but they are real baggy on me. The waist is perfect though. So i was thinking of bringing them to a real good tailor around here and modifiying the outseam. Maybe bringing it in by a few inches. Does anyone recomment this? I like the jeans and i just want them to mold my legs instead of being so loose. Anything i should tell the taylor before doing this? thanks for your help guys
     
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    I recently bought a pair of jeans and i love the wash and the feel of the denim, but they are real baggy on me. The waist is perfect though. So i was thinking of bringing them to a real good tailor around here and modifiying the outseam. Maybe bringing it in by a few inches. Does anyone recomment this? I like the jeans and i just want them to mold my legs instead of being so loose. Anything i should tell the taylor before doing this? thanks for your help guys

    This is tough. Most tailors are not used to working with jeans, and the alteration will not be cheap. I would personally not trust anyone except for the Denim Doctors in LA to get anything like this done right...
     
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    This is tough. Most tailors are not used to working with jeans, and the alteration will not be cheap. I would personally not trust anyone except for the Denim Doctors in LA to get anything like this done right...

    LA is a bit far for me to send jeans. I have an old pair of Levis that fit me really baggy now because i lost weight. I could always go see a few tailors this week and find the one that seems the most knowledgeable and give him a test with the Levis.

    I am just scared that the jeans will look totally weird afterwards, since i am basically modifying the intended cut of the designer.
     
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    How much money are you willing to spend on this? The alteration could very well cost as much as the jeans, and if you have it done twice, it will in all likelihood cost much more than buying a pair that fits.
     
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    Yeep. How much can taking in the outseam really cost? It's simpler than the inseam anyway, isn't it?
     
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    Unless the jeans are dry and pretty much unwashed (i.e. very dark blue with little wear) taking them in more than a little bit will look weird, because it will throw the balance of the wash off to one side. Trust me, I've tried it.

    What do the jeans look like?
     
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    They have a lot of detail on them. There is a lot of wash on it and it is very detailed. That is one of the reasons why im not sure about doing this. The wash is gonna be off between both sides of the legs!

    I called a tailor and he is charging somewhere around $50 to do it. and this is a good tailor
     
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    They have a lot of detail on them. There is a lot of wash on it and it is very detailed. That is one of the reasons why im not sure about doing this. The wash is gonna be off between both sides of the legs!

    I called a tailor and he is charging somewhere around $50 to do it. and this is a good tailor

    I don't think it's going to work out. You'd have much better luck finding a new pair that fits.
     
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    would be easier to take them in from the inseam if you're going to do it all the way.
    It's easy and shouldn't be that expensive, felled inseam will cost more though.
     
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    Sounds like your jeans have a pretty elaborate wash/detailing.

    Unfortunately I have to agree with J, it doesn't sound promising.

    If you were just tapering the bootleg below the knee, that would be fine, but if the tailor has to take it all the way up that gets complicated.

    Hopefully they weren't too expensive, I'm assuming you can't exchange them at this point.
     

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