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BruceTracy
08-25-2009, 12:18 PM
I was wondering if the seamstress at my dry cleaners should be able to remove the belt loops from my American Living charcoal gabardine dress trousers. If so, how expensive do you think this might be?

Inusuit
08-25-2009, 12:54 PM
If the loops are sewn to the waist band, you should be able to do it yourself with a very sharp knife.

Feraud
08-25-2009, 01:06 PM
Use a seam ripper.

noonblueapples
08-25-2009, 01:27 PM
I have been wondering about this, is it likely that there will be marks showing where the loops were?

C-dot
08-25-2009, 02:37 PM
No - unless you grab a magnifying glass. I've removed many a belt loop from my pants and skirts with a seam ripper, and its never a problem.

Orgetorix
08-25-2009, 02:39 PM
I've done it on a couple pairs of pants with a seam ripper. If you pay someone to do it, I wouldn't pay more than $10.

anon`
08-25-2009, 02:39 PM
No marks. I've had numerous belt loops removed, moved and replaced on trousers. It's something that any competent tailor can do (indeed, if you trousers have a center rear loop, this process is mandatory to alter the waist).

avedwards
08-25-2009, 02:44 PM
If belt loops can be removed, can side button adjusters be added as well? I'm wondering as I'm not too keen on braces, but I'd prefer button adjusters to a belt on my smarter suits. Is it possible to add these once the belt loops are gone or is this too much work?

Dinerman
08-25-2009, 03:45 PM
Only if you could find the fabric to make them out of.

avedwards
08-26-2009, 01:17 AM
Only if you could find the fabric to make them out of.
So if I found suitable elastic would I be able to fasten them on somehow?

Feraud
08-26-2009, 05:08 AM
The elastic is no problem. I believe Dinerman is referring to suitable fabric to match the garment to make the side fastners from.

This is an example with a buckle adjustment.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/feraud/Clothes/DSC05558.jpg

Tomasso
08-26-2009, 08:40 AM
Maybe avedwards is referring to a Daks style side tab.



http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e141/tmgco/Shoes114.jpg

avedwards
08-26-2009, 08:44 AM
Yes Tomasso, exactly that is what I am referring to. Can they be put onto trousers which formerly had belt loops?