Should I taper those jeans?

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  1. blue2007

    blue2007 Senior member

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    Bought a pair of the Spring and Odeon from John Elliott and after a few wears they stretched out quite a bit. I was wondering if I should taper them and if I do, should I do it from the knee down or go from the thigh? The waist is also about an inch too big.

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  2. Roygbivuxg

    Roygbivuxg Senior member

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    Are the pair without the knee blowouts the same? I think the ripped pair looks great from mid thigh down. Not sure whats going on in the crotch area but I wouldn't go so far as to alter them tbh. If you insist though, inner thigh darts (like those seen on drkshdw jeans) may be all you need. For what its worth the large angled soles and techiness of the pure boosts and 350s really aren't working with the laid back denim. I'd suggest trying some low profile minimalist tennis shoes or sleek suede boots.
     


  3. blue2007

    blue2007 Senior member

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    They are the same, same size and all. Maybe a stiffer material on the ones without the blowouts. I think the crotch area looks weird cause I put a belt on. They stretched a lot in the waist also.

    And you're probably right about the sneakers.
     


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    blue2007 Senior member

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    Anyone else with other opinions?
     


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    I agree with Roygbivuxg -- those look like a very good "slim" fit from the thigh down.
     


  6. blue2007

    blue2007 Senior member

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    Thanks. I wonder if I should do anything with the large waist on the blowout ones. It's about an inch too large.
     


  7. skriefal

    skriefal Senior member

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    I think that's really a matter of personal preference. If you don't want to wear a belt or you prefer a snug fit at the top, then have them taken in a bit. But if your only concern is around what others think of the look, then i wouldn't do it.
     


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    blue2007 Senior member

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    Ok, thanks. I just don't want them to look sloppy, hate that look. I can't wear super tight denim either due to my soccer legs.

    I might just take in the waist an inch, which shouldn't ruin the design or back pockets.
     


  9. blue2007

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    Also, would you guys hem them so it reduces the stacks at the knee? or whatever happens there :)

    They're 34" length and I'm 6"2
     


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    I personally would throw them out. The fit is fine, but I have never been a fan of jeans with raggy holes in the knees. It’s one then to have holes that were made in the jeans and look like they have been it's another thing to have holes in the knees that just make them look raggy and cheap.
     


  11. needhelp123

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    nice y3s, it looks very loose especially the thighs
     


  12. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    You can get a patch for those holes. Less than a dollar at Walmart. Easy to iron-on them.
     


  13. blue2007

    blue2007 Senior member

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    :)) Point taken
     


  14. blue2007

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    The Y3s are awesome, maybe half a size too big, but okay if you have wide feet.

    They are looks on the thighs, the calfs are okay. I also need about an inch taken in in the waist.

    Problem is that if I got a 34, then the calfs might have been way too tight.
     


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