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Who gets the length of their pants cut?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by kookydooky, May 25, 2008.

  1. kookydooky

    kookydooky Senior member

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    I think the main reason why i never wear jeans is because I usually need the length cut with me being 5'4 and the bottom of the jeans end up looking funny

    Does anyone have tips on getting pants cut or anything like that, is it ok to get pants cut or do you would you need to get pants specially made (where?) or find pants that cater more to shorter folk?
     


  2. PG2G

    PG2G Senior member

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    Hemming jeans is a very common practice around here
     


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    cldpsu Senior member

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    I think the main reason why i never wear jeans is because I usually need the length cut with me being 5'4 and the bottom of the jeans end up looking funny

    Does anyone have tips on getting pants cut or anything like that, is it ok to get pants cut or do you would you need to get pants specially made (where?) or find pants that cater more to shorter folk?


    It depends on the cut too. A straight leg won't be as different as a flare or bootcut jean hemmed
     


  4. kookydooky

    kookydooky Senior member

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    So really I should be sticking to straight legs yeah?
     


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    stickonatree Senior member

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    So really I should be sticking to straight legs yeah?

    yes. and get them hemmed for $10
     


  6. kookydooky

    kookydooky Senior member

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    as cheap as this may sound i usually get my grandma to do it for free lol >_<

    But yeah ill probably try getting it hemmed at a proper place
     


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    mulansauce Senior member

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    Grandmom will likely be just fine, unless you have some esoteric demands (e.g., chain stitching).
     


  8. kiya

    kiya Brand Representative Affiliate Vendor

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    So really I should be sticking to straight legs yeah?

    Actually no.. anything is going to work really.
    There's a misconception that hemming a jean destroys the cut of the jean, but in reality if you sit down and draw out a pair of jeans and cut them shorter than the original length you're not doing THAT much to the overall cut.
    With slim jeans you're not even really changing the leg opening..
    With straight leg jeans (that are slightly tapered) you're increasing the leg opening by maybe .5"..
    With bootcut jeans you're cutting off the largest part of the leg so you're left with less of a flare..
    In the end you're not doing anything that's going to look "off"..
     


  9. kookydooky

    kookydooky Senior member

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    yeah its just that with jeans the bottom is after the stitching normally has like that crumpled look but after cutting it it loses that crumple and is just flat. But i suppose not much people are going to notice that :S

    Also when I cut my pants the bottom opening usually ends up wider which can sometimes look odd.


    Just another question so I dont have to make a new topic, How important are belts, I normally just have this thick black belt that i used with a regular type buckle. Are there any belts I should go for that would look good with pretty much anything, also thick belts or smaller belts?
     


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    yeah its just that with jeans the bottom is after the stitching normally has like that crumpled look but after cutting it it loses that crumple and is just flat. But i suppose not much people are going to notice that :S

    Most of the folks around here are wearing raw denim, so they don't have that crumpled look yet. I believe that many of the people that hem distressed denim get them hemmed in a way that the original hem is preserved (I guess its cut off and sewn back on).
     


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    I always ask my tailor for "original hems" on jeans. It keeps the style of the jeans and is especially important on stylized jeans. Usually costs only a fraction more. J
     


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    Just another question so I dont have to make a new topic, How important are belts, I normally just have this thick black belt that i used with a regular type buckle. Are there any belts I should go for that would look good with pretty much anything, also thick belts or smaller belts?

    Belts are important if you tuck your shirt in. It's nice to have a couple of different widths and buckles. The thinner belts with smaller buckles are more dressy than wider belts with heavier buckles. Avoid those reversible belts.
     


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    You just admitted that on straight leg jeans the leg opening might increase by .5. That's a big ass difference. In bootcut jeans, the difference is even more dramatic. You assume that people want as less flare as possible, but that's not always true.

    I know it's Kiya, but I don't think he was speaking with a tape-measure in hand. The typical variation I see in slightly tapered jeans is .5" - 1" from knee to hem. This is over an 15-18" distance. If you take up 2-4" of that distance, you'll widen the hem by 20% of that difference, or .1 - .2" of an inch; in any event, much less than .5".
     


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