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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mike, Jan 23, 2003.

  1. Mike

    Mike Well-Known Member

    Mar 5, 2002
    Detroit Area
    Hey guys. Recently I picked up a nice 4 season black suit at a thrift store in my area. I need to get the pants altered as the waist is an inch or 2 too big. I was wondering how much you would expect this to cost? I don't want to go in to a place and get them fixed and find out later I spent way too much for it. So just a general ballpack figure.

    Also, anyone know any good tailors in the metro Detroit area, preferably in the Warren, Sterling Heights, Shelby area?
  2. davei

    davei Well-Known Member

    Apr 14, 2002
    Toronto, Canada
    It really depends on the tailor and the area, but the last time I had pants altered it cost me around $12 with tax. At my dry cleaner's it's $14.95. It's a fairly simple thing to do for an inch or so: pin the new waistline into place, remove the back belt loop and inside waistband facing, sew the new back seam, then put everything back together. If you're talking 2 inches, more work may be involved if the line of the pant is ruined by taking so much fabric in (i.e. butt may look saggy or too loose).

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