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REMOVING TROUSER PLEATS

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by a tailor, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. a tailor

    a tailor Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    $$$$$

    get an estimate from your tailor.
     
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  2. JumpinHowie

    JumpinHowie Senior Member

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    What a great thread! I had always wondered about this. So same thing, what about price? All is saw was $$$$$. Is that $50 or $200? I am going to the tailor tomorrow for some shirts so if I don't hear back, I will get a quote and post it here.
    thanks again for the thread.
     


  3. a tailor

    a tailor Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    What a great thread! I had always wondered about this. So same thing, what about price? All is saw was $$$$$. Is that $50 or $200? I am going to the tailor tomorrow for some shirts so if I don't hear back, I will get a quote and post it here.
    thanks again for the thread.



    i have been retired for so long that i dont have any idea what prices are.
    i am sure that it is $$$$$, or more.
     


  4. applky

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    To bump this up: Can anyone post some results of trousers they've had pleats removed from?

    I have a pair of PRL suit pants that I'm thinking of having this done to. For NYC tailors, I think I'm going to trust Ercoles with this. I would be surprised if the job is under $100. If people are interested, I can take before and after pics and report back.
     


  5. Achilles_

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    This is great information to know, I need to look into this.

    Who makes a decent pair of single pleated pants? Do you have yours custom made? It seems like most pants either have two pleats, or no pleats.
     


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    I have several suits with single pleats. Less common, perhaps, but not all that hard to find.
     


  7. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    I've had them made. Single pleated pants are pretty rare rtw, particularly a single forward pleat.
     
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  8. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Distinguished Member

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    If you dress left, consider a single pleat on the left, flat on the right.
     


  9. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    where you at?
     


  10. cbbuff

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    I just picked up a RLPL suit from my tailor that I bought from Mr. Moo. http://www.styleforum.net/t/281869/grail-rlpl-suit-made-in-england-us-40r-5k-retail

    I didn't want pleated trousers, but otherwise loved the suit and took a bit of a chance. My tailor removed the pleats and also slimmed them down slightly. I couldn't be happier. I'll try get my wife to take a few photos and will post them here. My tailor does not do bespoke, but has a lot of experience with suits. He does do bespoke shirts, FWIW.
     


  11. comrade

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    Dunhill Tailors in New York, of blessed memory, sold pants at least in RTW, with front
    darts. My suit from them circa 1980 had them.

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/123150/lost-new-york-dunhill-tailors-and-andre-oliver

    http://www.nytimes.com/1998/02/08/nyregion/norman-j-block-93-founded-dunhill-tailors.html

    http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-52939.html
     


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    How did it go? Did you take before/after pictures?
     


  13. applky

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    Believe it or not, I'm actually still waiting on them. I dropped the trousers off with the jacket, and my tailor said he had a six week wait for suits. Wedding season, I assume.

    Suffice it to say he said he'd be able to do it easily by recutting the trousers, and charged me $40 (!!!) for it. One of the many reasons why I love the Lower East Side. (That lower price may have been because he already had me for another $100 with all the alterations to the jacket and a few other things.)

    Will post pics when it's done.
     


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    Good for you man, I think that's a good deal.
     


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    My flippant answer to this is - why in G-d's name would you want to??? :)
     


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