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Pants measurements (waist)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by aybojs, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. aybojs

    aybojs Senior Member

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    Jul 25, 2002
    How does one determine how many inches the waist can be taken out on a pair of suit pants? I'm looking at a new, unaltered pair from a suit I just bought, but since I'm considering eBaying it I'd like to be able to add that deal. I hope this isn't really obvious and that I'm a not moron for asking.

  2. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Distinguished Member

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    Mar 3, 2004
    In -- figure 3" without messing up the pockets.

    Out -- look at the back center of the waistband (the seam). You see that there is waistband fabric folded under. Figure you need .5" of fold on each side. Any more on each side, and that's how much you can take out (for example, if each side has 1.5" of fold over, you could take the pants out 2" total -- as there is 1" of excess on each side).

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