How to Have Your Custom Pants Altered Locally

Not all pant changes require a full remake. If the adjustments to your pants size are minor, it may make more sense to have them altered locally by a tailor, which we’re happy to reimburse for store credit. It’s up to you. 

What Dimensions Can Be Altered by a Tailor?

The following alterations can be made by a local tailor:

For Casual Pants:

  • Slimming the waist up to 1”
  • Slimming the hips/seat up to 1”
  • Shortening the inseam up to 4”
  • Slimming the pant leg up to 1”
  • Reducing the leg opening width up to 1.5”

For Dress Pants (Tailored Clothing)

  • Widening the waist up to 1”
  • Slimming the waist up to 1”
  • Slimming the hips/seat up to 1”
  • Shortening the inseam up to 4”
  • Lengthening the inseam up to 1”
  • Slimming the pant leg up to 1”
  • Reducing the leg opening width up to 1.5”

Finding a Tailor and Completing Alterations

Having your pants altered locally is up to you. We don’t have specific tailors to recommend. If you don’t have a tailor that you trust, try searching online for one in your area with a good reputation. When you meet with them, you can usually tell them exactly what you want to change, or you can put the pants on with them and together determine what alterations make sense.

Important: Note the Size Changes

We strongly encourage you to take note of what changes your tailor makes to the pants so that you can update your saved pant size for future orders. Our support team is always happy to help update your profile for you.

A Potentially Faster Alternative

In some cases, having your pants altered locally can be faster than requesting a full remake. Check here for current delivery times for Casual Pant or Tailored Clothing remakes (remakes have the same delivery times as new orders). This may be especially helpful if you need the pants for an upcoming event and are short on time.

Requesting Tailoring Credit/Reimbursement

Once you’ve had the alterations done, email a photo of the receipt along with the Proper Cloth order number to contact@propercloth.com. We’ll reimburse (as store credit) up to $30 for a Casual Pant alterations and $50 for Dress Pant alterations.