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Noob Question: Is it worth getting tailored?

callison

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Hey All,

I'm a noob to the world of fashion (In my twenties, early career, just now starting to build my wardrobe) and I'm wondering what all is worth getting tailored. I've dropped about 6 pants sizes and 30 pounds or so of weight. I know I should probably get my suit modified to fit me, but I have about 5 pairs of banana republic pants (about $50) that are now all too large.

I don't see myself getting any skinnier than I am (my build doesn't really allow for it), and I don't see the weight coming back either (significant lifestyle shift over the past few years). So, what I'm asking isn't is it worth it to get my clothes tailored after losing some weight, but, more specifically, is it worth it to get things like khakis and such tailored, or should I just buy some new pants?
 

taxgenius

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Originally Posted by callison
Hey All,

I'm a noob to the world of fashion (In my twenties, early career, just now starting to build my wardrobe) and I'm wondering what all is worth getting tailored. I've dropped about 6 pants sizes and 30 pounds or so of weight. I know I should probably get my suit modified to fit me, but I have about 5 pairs of banana republic pants (about $50) that are now all too large.

I don't see myself getting any skinnier than I am (my build doesn't really allow for it), and I don't see the weight coming back either (significant lifestyle shift over the past few years). So, what I'm asking isn't is it worth it to get my clothes tailored after losing some weight, but, more specifically, is it worth it to get things like khakis and such tailored, or should I just buy some new pants?


Buy new pairs of pants.
 

Bartolo

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Six inches off your waist? First, congratulations! Second, buy new pants
 

Dunvegan

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I'll give you the advice that was given to me on this board:

Reward yourself for losing the weight and buy new pants! Even if you can find a great tailor, there's only so much they can do without completely re-cutting the pants.

Congrats on the lifestyle change and weight loss!
 

blackwar12

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I've had pants tailored 4 sizes down, and it looked terrible. 6 sizes down would probably change the shape of the pants =/
 

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