U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-31-2009, 07:03 PM
 
2,502 posts, read 8,136,183 times
Reputation: 886

Advertisements

I lost some weight over the past few months, and as a result, most of my pants and jeans are really baggy on me. It would be really expensive to replace them all, so I was thinking of taking them to a tailor to have them taken in.

Has anyone on here tried this? Does the pants end up looking okay? What about for jeans? How much does it cost per pair? Would I be better off buying new stuff?

Thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-31-2009, 11:05 PM
 
4,394 posts, read 11,615,731 times
Reputation: 2621
My tailor charges $9 to take in some slacks. I am not sure if he does jeans or not.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2009, 01:04 AM
 
Location: CA
3,469 posts, read 7,265,111 times
Reputation: 4794
I've had the waistband taken in on jeans that otherwise fit me and it cost $16. That runs $12-$20 usually, depending on where you go. Taking the entire pants down a size or two is going to be a lot more expensive, I imagine. Do you plan on losing more weight? If so, it might be worth it to take a few in for the meantime. Otherwise, it might make more sense to buy new pants, depending on how expensive your clothes are.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2009, 08:48 AM
 
8,415 posts, read 35,864,529 times
Reputation: 6290
Do not get the jeans fixed. They just look off because of the wear. You only want to alter stuff about an inch without distorting the piece. It would be cheaper just to find some pants on sale and keep those baggy things for "fat days" and get some belts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2009, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Austin Texas!
293 posts, read 1,066,281 times
Reputation: 217
Depends on how loose the pants are. If you need them altered more than one size - they are going to look funny.

As for jeans, don't do it. I have tried to have jeans altered before and they do not look right and they felt funny when I had them on. Denim is a very hard fabric to alter.

Just my two cents - your mileage may vary
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2009, 10:34 AM
 
2,502 posts, read 8,136,183 times
Reputation: 886
Thanks for the input. I lost probably at least 2 pant sizes. I'm guessing that's probably too much to make tailoring a good option then.

I may just have to hit-up fall sales when they start.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Branson Area
880 posts, read 2,616,719 times
Reputation: 710
Default altering jeans

I lost 20 pounds this past year and faced the same issue.
Yes, I did have my $98 jeans altered...the tailor brought the waistband in about an 1 1/2 inches and took quite a bit out of the legs. It is correct in that they don't lay exactly the way they did before, but it has gotten me thru the summer and are just fine for most things. I bought a couple pairs of
"true fit" pants and use them when I go out, but the others are just fine for daytime wear.

Have one pair tailored and see how they fit. Then decide if it is okay for your particular size/style.

For me, it made them useable for awhile.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Indiana
562 posts, read 2,171,743 times
Reputation: 494
Tailored pants may be Ok to alter, but listen to the jeans advice! They will not look fashionable, and the alterations may be obvious.

If you worked so hard to get in shape, you deserve to look stylish and to have your jeans flatter you as much as possible. Think about the SEAT of the jeans- there is no way to remove that much fabric without bulky seams. If jeans don't make your bum look decent, then honestly what good are they?? Donate or consign them! Some chubbier lady is waiting to purchase your pants at a discount, but YOU need to go on the shopping trip you deserve and pick out new clothes you worked so hard to fit into! You will probably find that less expensive clothes are an option now that you are in shape.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2009, 05:00 PM
 
Location: In the real world!
2,178 posts, read 8,625,710 times
Reputation: 2803
I lost 40 to 50 pounds over a 3 year period and I just hit the used clothing stores and bought my jeans while I was loosing. The church ran center charged no more that $1.50 per pair, Goodwill charges $5.99 per pair and the higher end used stores were anywhere from $5.99 to $7.99. I hate those low rise jeans and found the best place to find REAL jeans that button above the belly button is the used stores. Ha! Just yesterday I bought my FIRST pair of brand new jeans in over 3 years! (size 6)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-02-2009, 12:43 PM
 
4,394 posts, read 11,615,731 times
Reputation: 2621
I think one of the joys of losing weight is indulging yourself with a new wardrobe.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top