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Offline marc11

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Anyone ever have gear tailored?
« on: January 13, 2014, 06:34:20 AM »
I've lost a ton of weight, okay not a ton about 35 pounds but most notably I shrunk my waist down from a 34 to a 28. The result obviously is that all my riding pants are too big on me.

I have three pair that are in various stages of huge. I can getvawayvwith leaving one pair as it is a winter over pant that with he liner is managable but my off road pants and AStars mesh pants are 4 inches too big.

Was thinking maybe I could somehow have them tailored to fit over buying new.

Anyone ever do this with success?  I know people have hemmed pants but taking the waist in?

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Re: Anyone ever have gear tailored?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 06:42:38 AM »
Any tailor should be able to take in the pants in a few minutes.


My only concern would be if the sewing would hold up in a crash.  Assuming you hit the ground and it comes undone you're pants are coming right off.  Probably not as big of a deal as long as you always wear a decent belt.

But yeah, taking in pants is a five minute deal.

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2014, 06:53:12 AM »
The stitching was my concern. The off road pants have belt loops so I usually use a belt with them. The mesh pants have Velcro cinch straps only. I was thinking of just having some more Velcro added so I could cinch it a bit more and have a full Velcro contact area. Right now only the last 25 percent of the cinch is secured.

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Re: Anyone ever have gear tailored?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2014, 06:55:18 AM »
I'd be leery if you couldn't use a belt.  After all, Velcro takes 0 effort to undo. 

I figure it's only there to adjust a 34 pant down to a 33.5 if you are between sizes they sell.

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2014, 07:00:03 AM »
I'd be leery if you couldn't use a belt.  After all, Velcro takes 0 effort to undo. 

I figure it's only there to adjust a 34 pant down to a 33.5 if you are between sizes they sell.

Yep this is the quandary. The mesh pants have a size range of 31 to 36 per the mfg so the Velcro I suppose is designed to hold. Maybe because they are over pants the chance to come off is lower?

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Re: Anyone ever have gear tailored?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 08:01:16 AM »
Sell it and buy new gear that fits, you cheap skinny bastage.

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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2014, 08:24:52 AM »
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Re: Anyone ever have gear tailored?
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2014, 08:32:12 AM »
Any tailor should be able to take in the pants in a few minutes.


My only concern would be if the sewing would hold up in a crash.  Assuming you hit the ground and it comes undone you're pants are coming right off.  Probably not as big of a deal as long as you always wear a decent belt.

But yeah, taking in pants is a five minute deal.

I agree . . . . . taking the pants in that much is a bit more than taking in thwe waist (also involves the seam through the crotch, if done well), and I'd be concerned about strength  . . . . I'm not sure counting on a belt to keep your protection in place is such a great idea . . . .

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Re: Anyone ever have gear tailored?
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2014, 08:48:04 AM »
Well, guess I will be posting up in the for sale section soon then....
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Re: Anyone ever have gear tailored?
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2014, 10:09:19 AM »
taking the pants in that much is a bit more than taking in the waist (also involves the seam through the crotch, if done well), and I'd be concerned about strength  . . . . I'm not sure counting on a belt to keep your protection in place is such a great idea . . . .

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