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Calvo

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Hi

I find my straight cut
chinos to be perfect at the thighs but its too baggy at the the bottom, it looks like a boot cut.

If i'm measuring it right, its 7'' knee and and 7.5'' across at the opening. mind=blown

It will be my first time. How should I tell the tailor to taper to 6'' at the opening? My english isnt that good. Is there anything I should ask/make sure?

Just so you know,i've been thinking about tapering my pants for 3 years.


Whats the smallest i can taper to?

Originally Posted by mlyngard
Hmmm. I'd say an inch across (2" circumference) is an insane amount to taper and then to expect that the jeans will still have a good silhouette. 1/2" across is about as much as you might be able to get away with. I'd offer that you'd be better off selling/abandoning those and buy a new pair. Or try it and see, since they can be let out again.

Full vintage legs are better off cuffed in that situation, IMO.



I got a laugh.



Is that true?
from:http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=174052
So am i tapering 1''(7-6) or 1.5''(7.5-6)?

Going to the place in abt8h. Its midnight here. brb in the morning
 

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if its a str8 cut the knee shouldnt be smaller than the leg opening (hem)
 

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what daddy said...

also, before i send in my denim to be tapered i use safety pins to take out the excess and then measure that, so you know exactly what the end product will look like. but if you take to a tailor it is likely he/she will do that anyway...
 

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Originally Posted by whatever123
also, before i send in my denim to be tapered i use safety pins to take out the excess and then measure that, so you know exactly what the end product will look like. but if you take to a tailor it is likely he/she will do that anyway...
Best advice.

Also, the bit about tapering an inch being an "insane amount" is a bit dramatic and a bit wrong. I'm not sure what he was thinking when he suggested that.
 

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I find myself having to hit up the tailor and get my denim tailored quite often.

What I usually do is ask for a taper from the knee down to 7".

Post-tailor fits have all worked out great.
 

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Originally Posted by pseudonym
I find myself having to hit up the tailor and get my denim tailored quite often.

What I usually do is ask for a taper from the knee down to 7".

Post-tailor fits have all worked out great.


Do i have to mark where my knees are? I woke up late and got busy with sch stuff, will go tmr for sure.


Thanks for all the replies.
 

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If you're just trying to eliminate the bootcut look that true straightleg jeans/pants always have then just a half inch taper from the knee down should do the trick. I had a pair of h&m linen pants i had taken in (the only time i've ever had a tailor do anything). The asian lady was actually super thrilled i was taking them in because she said too many boys these days wear huge pants and liked to see me wanting to look sharp. I had them taken in from the mid though to hem slowly tapering more as it went down. I tried the pants on, stood on this little platform with a few mirros on each side and she pinned the pants back and told me how much that was tapered (showed me a few different ones) and i settled on it and she did it later that day. Pretty easy process.

But yea, don't let the tailor tell you what to do based on his personal style opinions. Most will say you need a certain amount of inch clearance in shirts or other weird things but it's not that hard to try something on, pin it back and say "i want this"
 

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I'm having a bout of taper-itis at the moment, and i really don't like the calf flare on my straight cut denims.

I'll probably have the process done in south-east Asia, where tailors are super cheap.
I had little things done there in the past and some form of guidance and supervision is still required, especially because a mistake on a pair of 300 bucks jeans can be a bit bitter to swallow.

I decided to have the taper done on the selvedge side for a few good reasons, the main one being i don't wear my jeans cuffed, so that is a detail that will never really be visible from the outside (and the "train tracks", given the small amount of taper will not suffer).

I would like to know, in order to do the tapering from the knee down, if the original stitching has to be undone just up to that point, or the whole selvedge line has to be re-stitched to have a more uniform and clean job done.

Would it be possible to maintain the same straight leg ratio (let's say going from a 8" knee and a 8" leg opening to a 7"knee and a 7" L.O.) or some sort of tapering is still necessary to make the whole thing look more harmonic?

Thanks
 

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