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Discussion in 'Suits' started by Tony in Tarzana, Apr 1, 2012.
Have you lost that much weight,Tony..?
Yep Daddy! One year ago these trousers were so tight on me I thought they'd burst.
Secondly, a skilled tailor should be able to take your slacks in from the rear seam, but also at the front pleats as well so as not to interrupt the lines of your trousers.
With how much an alterationist would have to take in, I'd say buy a new suit and celebrate!
The easiest fix would be to gain some weight.
Well Tony..a sincere congrats to you! I know that quite often..it ain't an easy thing to do!
Thing is, I really like that suit, it's still in great shape after nearly six years. The trousers would need to be taken in by about 11 inches and I suppose it's possible, but where would the back pockets end up? Would it be a fashion faux pas to eliminate the back pockets entirely? I never use 'em.
A competent alternations person should be able to tell you how much can be taken in without distorting the trouser pattern. I suspect 11 inches would be pushing it, but if six or seven inches were possible, I've worn trousers four inches over my waist size before now with no problem - providing they were designed to be worn with braces, not a belt.
Nonetheless, I wish I had your "problem"! Saw this in facebook - well done, it's an inspiration. I need to lose a fair bit of weight myself....
More than three or four inches and you pretty much have to recut the trousers. I know because I wear a 42L jacket-suits come with 37" trousers- and have a 33" waist and the tailor at BB just shrugs-he won't recut them and so I have 'pinched' waistbands beneath my belt.
Anyway, congrats on losing the inches. Get a new suit.
I agree. That is too much to take in. Even if you did the front, it would make them too baggy. The pants could be completely rebuilt, but that would be the price of a new pair almost. Isn't the jacket too big now too?
If the jacket still fits okay, maybe Magnoli could match the fabric and do a new pair of pants.
Congrats Tony! But the trousers are a write-off, unless you go for a complete recut, like Reetpleat suggests. Even then, it's probably questionable that this would work.
Maybe Magnoli would be prepared to do a recut job on them?
Firstly as someone who has made the same decision = Congrats! Six good years out of suit is amazing and I dips me lid to Magnoli. But time for a new treat!
I can only join in with the others - eleven inches won't work. In my experience four inches are the absolut maximum. In my early days I once bought a pair of pants in a thrift shop that had to be taken in almost six inches. The tailor did the job but the pack pockets were almost touching each other while the side pockets had moved back so far that they had almost become a second set of back pockets. Made for a funny look when I put both hands in them.
All that said: congrats! :eusa_clap
Oh, yeah, the jacket. I could have some more buttons sewn on and turn it into a DB. lol Thanks folks for the compliments and the advice. I feel like a new man, so a new suit is definitely in order. It's just that that ol' suit and I have had some good times together, it'll be sad to retire it.