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Tailoring Pants Question (I checked search!)

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I know you guys hate these type of threads because there is an abundance of information in older ones, but looking through search I couldn't find a thread I read previously that discussed what you should tell your tailor to do.

I'm real new to this "style game" and after reading this forum hours on end, I was able to buy a few dress pants which are slim fitting and a good look for me.. The only problem is I have midget legs (well not midget, but I'm like 5"10 and my legs are 29.5) and need to get everything tailored. I don't want to go my standard route and give them to the half-assed tailor connected to my building. This time I'm going to a nice italian tailor and I want to be able to tell him how they should look. This is where I need your guy's help.

The advice in the previous thread discussed how they should be cut (I think there was a mention of angle at the bottom) & break. Also should I tell him to cut khaki's differently than dress pants?

Any advice you give would be greatly appreciated. I have put a lot of effort into buying nicer clothes lately and I would love to look well put together for once.
 

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Originally Posted by KaiserSose
I know you guys hate these type of threads because there is an abundance of information in older ones, but looking through search I couldn't find a thread I read previously that discussed what you should tell your tailor to do.

I'm real new to this "style game" and after reading this forum hours on end, I was able to buy a few dress pants which are slim fitting and a good look for me.. The only problem is I have midget legs (well not midget, but I'm like 5"10 and my legs are 29.5) and need to get everything tailored. I don't want to go my standard route and give them to the half-assed tailor connected to my building. This time I'm going to a nice italian tailor and I want to be able to tell him how they should look. This is where I need your guy's help.

The advice in the previous thread discussed how they should be cut (I think there was a mention of angle at the bottom) & break. Also should I tell him to cut khaki's differently than dress pants?

Any advice you give would be greatly appreciated. I have put a lot of effort into buying nicer clothes lately and I would love to look well put together for once.


Im about 5"10 and I like my narrow leg opening trousers at 29.5in.
. Thats normal. YOu should always have your trousers hemmed regardless. Going even further I usually have the entire pant altered for the right fit on OTR stuff including seat, thigh and leg opening.
 

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Finding a good tailor is about his ability to advise you on these matters as much as his tailoring skills. Give him a ball park idea of what you want to achieve and then let him tell you how to get there.
 

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Originally Posted by Steven Aver
Im about 5"10 and I like my narrow leg opening trousers at 29.5in.
. Thats normal. YOu should always have your trousers hemmed regardless. Going even further I usually have the entire pant altered for the right fit on OTR stuff including seat, thigh and leg opening.

That seems like a lot for me to do considering I don't even know what to do for break / angle / length. I think maybe I'll get the basic's done, post a pic here, see what you all have to say and make changes from there.
Finding a good tailor is about his ability to advise you on these matters as much as his tailoring skills. Give him a ball park idea of what you want to achieve and then let him tell you how to get there.
I agree, but my main problem is I can't really verbalize what I want to achieve. I see pictures of you guys and your pants look great. So I guess this post is as much how pants should look / fit as it is about tailoring.
 

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Print out pictures of pants tailored the way you like them and show them to a tailor. It won't cause much embarrassment.
 

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