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Suit Pants: can the waistband be stretched?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Inker19, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Inker19

    Inker19 Well-Known Member

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    I have a wool suit that fits in every area except the waist is maybe 1/2 an inch too tight, but there's no extra fabric to be let out.

    So is there any way a pair of wool slacks can be "stretched" without damaging them?
     


  2. Haute In Cali

    Haute In Cali Member

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    OP - I don't know if this is the solution, but I wanted to add a question to your question and perhaps the answer would be helpful:

    I've been thinking about making some golf pants with an extended waistband which is made of some 10% spandex material to give the overall waist a bit of elasticity - has anyone tried making golf pants in this way?
     


  3. tactical1

    tactical1 Senior member

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    Chances are better you could shrink.
     


  4. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    No.
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2012


  5. Millerp

    Millerp Senior member

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    If you are never going to take the jacket off, a tailor can put a v-shaped patch of closely matching material in the pants waist back seam.








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  6. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    No, you shrinking is the only way forward.
     


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