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Untapering pants possible?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Fashion Fan, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Fashion Fan

    Fashion Fan Senior member

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    Hi,

    I'm looking to get a pair of J Crew urban slim fit chinos but from the pictures I ntoiced the taper is too much but the colorway I want in them only J Crew offers.

    1. My question is, is it possible to take tapered pants and untaper them to make them look straight leg or put a very slight taper on an extremely tapered pair of pants?

    2. If so how much should this run me at the tailor approximately?
     
  2. anginaprinzmetal

    anginaprinzmetal Senior member

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    Is it possible? sure... it depends on how much fabric is left from the knee down. I'd say you'd get an inch at most.

    How much? About $ 20-30
     
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  3. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Probably not enough give in the trousers - also they may be a slightly different colour due to wash or treatment after you let them out.
     
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  4. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It cannot be done!

    Not only is the available inlay limited, (maximum is about 15 mm (5/8") ,also cotton fabric (unlike wool) cannot be let out: the previous needle holes will be visible forever (even after washing). - Forget it!

    Wait until you come across a pair whose cut and colour you like!
     
  5. Fashion Fan

    Fashion Fan Senior member

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    Hmm so one person says yes and two say no, what's the overall verdict here?
     
  6. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Very doubtful, manufacturers do not leave spare cloth for such things, the lay is very tight being computer controlled. Either buy and put up with them or try another make/MTM.
     

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