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Hi Mr K probably not the best description, there was about 4" of excess cloth on the legs, so I turned them up from the inside to the desired length and pinned them, next I ironed them with steam at the bottom. Next thing was to turn them inside out and at the original hem tacked them all the way round, being careful to only pick up a thread so that it wouldn't show on the outside when worn. I didn't want to cut off the excess cloth,because it would mean overlocking the raw hem to stop it fraying, plus when they eventually start to wear I might decide to go for a turn up.
I used to be quite good on the ex wife's sewing machine also, I used to buy Ben Sherman shirts in the 90's which where a really bad fit, no sewn in box pleat and baggy, but nice cloth and designs, they also had decent collars. On the machine I sewed in the box pleat and darted them at the back to make them slim fit, I then cut off The Ben Sherman label on the breast pocket with a scalpel and changed all the buttons. They then looked pretty authentic, I was often asked by some of the mates if I would do it for them, but the answer was always a firm NO, plus I hated doing it as It took ages. If I still had them I would definitely have to loosen off the darts.
Learning to use a sewing machine is a useful skill to have i need to get me mam to teach me, i just do it by hand at the moment.
 

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Can usually find them second hand in charity shop may be worth getting one sometime.
Be careful if getting one from a charity shop, take someone who knows a bit about them, to make sure it's ok, as they can be quite expensive to repair.
 

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Yes ! No lighter suede footwear .
Jackets and tops too. Limits your choice of what to wear with them .
It’s actually a bit of a pain to live with the dye transfer issue, but worth it after a year or two and a couple of washes .
I have an indigo dyed sweatshirt type top which is also a pain to wear ( looks good though !) .
yeah I have a pair of suede Nike SB's that are a light color I wore with a new pair of super dark selvedge denim, needless to say the tounge and throat of the shoe is now indigo
 

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But surely Inspector that article is a send-up! If you crap your pants...if you want to become a criminal! Not aimed at people like us who look after our clothes and wear them 'lightly' and have enough in rotation for them not to need washing but very infrequently?
if you crap your pants you have bigger problems, and I wouldn't recommend washing them either, just take them off and dispose of in the nearest trash can!
 

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if you crap your pants you have bigger problems, and I wouldn't recommend washing them either, just take them off and dispose of in the nearest trash can!
Most blokes usually have skidders in there underpants lets be honest here.
 

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Well, a 5 year old isn't a bloke is it? that's a nipper in british slang.
man I know that British are known for having bad teeth but I didn't know it extended to not properly wiping as well.
I for one have "baby wipes" in every bathroom in my home, for that extra clean feeling, and to combat against skidders, as well as a bidet in every bathroom.
 

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man I know that British are known for having bad teeth but I didn't know it extended to not properly wiping as well.
I for one have "baby wipes" in every bathroom in my home, for that extra clean feeling, and to combat against skidders, as well as a bidet in every bathroom.
The skidders are more from powerful farts
 

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man I know that British are known for having bad teeth but I didn't know it extended to not properly wiping as well.
I for one have "baby wipes" in every bathroom in my home, for that extra clean feeling, and to combat against skidders, as well as a bidet in every bathroom.
That's luxury, I've got a bucket int garden, and wipe me arse on sandpaper, bidets an hosepipe.
 

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