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« on: May 13, 2008 06:05:30 AM »

A coworker has recently lost 70lbs and has some expensive dress pants he would like to have taken in. He was a size 46 and is now 38.
I don't even know if this is possible.
Any suggestions/ ideas?
I'd really like to help him out.
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008 03:18:44 PM »

That is some really hardcore tailoring there- personally I'd send him to a pro. With that much of a size difference (grats on the weight loss) the entire crotch & up will have to be disassembled & cut & re-assembled. How much would it cost you to replace the pants if you messed up?
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2008 06:58:50 PM »

These belong in the "give away bag" for so many reasons!  But for a start, if you take in the back seat seam (which is the seam used to alter men's slacks), the pockets over the buttock will marry each other!  Not a real tasty look! Sad Sad

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2008 01:01:30 AM »

Yeah, that's too much for basic tailoring - I have some jeans that I did that with... 16 women's to 8s. They are not very attractive, but they're great for when I have to work horses, and they don't care what I look like Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008 08:04:53 AM »

i told him to bring over one pair of pants that i would play around with for free. if it even gets to the point where i think i can make the proper adjustments. once i see him in the pants and start pinning i should be able to tell if i could even do it or not by then.

this is MAJOR work, i know. the guy just has a lot of nice dress pants and he doesn't want to give them all away. can't say i blame him, but i did warn him that he may not have another option.
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