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Anyone have success getting 21 oz. jeans taken in?
« on: June 19, 2020, 04:34:48 pm »
Hey Everyone,

I'm wearing the 1955 cut jeans in a tag size 33. The waist was already loose when I bought them but doable and I needed room in the thighs. Unfortunately my waist keeps shrinking but my thighs are getting no smaller. Now it's getting to the point where I can't really wear these jeans as cranking down a belt is just too uncomfortable.

Has anyone had experience getting their jeans taken in? I live in a small town and we have a few alteration shops but I'm nervous about trusting them with $500 jeans and unsure how they would fare with the heavy denim and bomber construction of these jeans. Should I have the back seam taken in or darts put in or both? Any experience or suggestions would be welcome.

I guess option B is I could try a different cut like the 634 which seems to have a smaller waist compared to the thigh. But I'm 6-6 so I really like the high rise of the 1955 cut.

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Re: Anyone have success getting 21 oz. jeans taken in?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2020, 04:42:21 pm »
I would send to Railcar Fine Goods in California (I'm assuming you're in the US?).

They can do precise measurements for downsizing etc., take a look at their site.

They have done various alterations for me including on the 21oz and are very good.

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Re: Anyone have success getting 21 oz. jeans taken in?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2020, 04:54:41 pm »
Railcar and Indigo Proof are two specialists in the US that everyone raves about. There is The Denim Doctor in the U.K. too, but I can’t vouch for the quality.

I’ve had local tailors alter the length of 21oz but they won’t do major alterations. Taking in the waist elegantly is a difficult business.

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Re: Anyone have success getting 21 oz. jeans taken in?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2020, 04:55:19 pm »
I’m sure some here have used Indigo Proof for alterations. She seems to be the most trusted and popular denim repair specialist in the US. personally, I wouldn’t trust a tailor to alter expensive denim if they don’t have the expertise with this material or the tools for the job. Ymmv


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Re: Anyone have success getting 21 oz. jeans taken in?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2020, 05:47:53 pm »
I have use the denim doctor he’s is good very busy base in Manchester

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Re: Anyone have success getting 21 oz. jeans taken in?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2020, 08:18:34 pm »
I’d go to the 634. I measure the same where my thighs need more inches than my waist would suggest. Different models of the 634 have different rise tosome degree.

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Re: Anyone have success getting 21 oz. jeans taken in?
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2020, 08:22:49 pm »
If you have a beer float(ice cream in beer) every day they should fit much better in a week.I don't mean to tease you,but I saw that your pretty far up north in Canada,so the cost of shipping back and forth plus the alteration expense might be cause to think of another solution. Maybe you could sell them on the forum and buy a new,better fitting, pair. Whatever you loose in the cost of selling a used pair,might be less than the expense of getting them altered,with questionable results. Just a thought.