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Altering Bootcut / flare into straight-leg

post #1 of 18
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So I noticed that I never wore my Diesel Zaf jeans anymore, because of flare, so I decided to make them straight leg. It cost $20 dollars total, taking the legs in and getting them hemmed again.

I don't have a before picture but heres the after of my Zaf 796:

"Pinching" the extra material inward:



How it looks on the outside:



Overall I am very pleased with the results of this and it seems like a whole new pair of jeans for me
post #2 of 18
^looking good

I actually altered my Zathan T08 into a straight leg too, pretty happy with the results as well.
Now i dun have to wait for a 28x30 yarik 708 to pop up on ebay.
Besides I like the Zathan pockets on the 708 more anyways.
post #3 of 18
Hahah, that's about the best deal you'll ever get - 20 bucks for a whole new pair of jeans!
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by lazyhead View Post
^looking good

I actually altered my Zathan T08 into a straight leg too, pretty happy with the results as well.
Now i dun have to wait for a 28x30 yarik 708 to pop up on ebay.
Besides I like the Zathan pockets on the 708 more anyways.
Are those T08 29x30!?!?!? Anyhow, I am very very envious. Lucky b*stard, hehe Please let me know if you ever decide to part w/ them!

The ZAFS turned out VERY well! I did the same thing to my XR772s
post #5 of 18
Yea, 29x30, got them from dookie 2 weeks ago.
The hems were pretty messed up, so I had the tailor original hem em into a straight leg.
Their nice, only thing is their a bit short,(more like 29.5" now) but I can live with that.
The T08 wash is pretty sweat, dun really like light colored denim, but the t08 is amazing.

Here's a front pic:
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
They look good also, I'm gonna get my Zaf 708's altered to straight leg too i think.
post #7 of 18
HOLY SHIT Those look absolutly amazing! I remember those jeans, the hems were pretty f*cked... Was your tailor able to work around it somehow!? Do you have pics of the back? Just curious... great job though!
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by vincevtec View Post
HOLY SHIT Those look absolutly amazing! I remember those jeans, the hems were pretty f*cked... Was your tailor able to work around it somehow!? Do you have pics of the back? Just curious... great job though!

Here's some pics Vince:

Back:

Close up of hems:

I was really impressed when I got em back. He cut off the extra hems from the bootcut part and tried to work around in making them good again.
Also since the damage was so big, he had to actually hem them short 0.5".
But all in all I'm pretty satisfied with the results.

The fit is somewhat weird, in a good way though.
Like a slim straight with a really really small bootcut.

The pair is f'in dirty though, so dirty i dun even know if they were intentional stains or stains from the previous owner.
Well at least the t08 is a dirty wash. So I guess i can get away with it.
post #9 of 18
Very nice, Ed! Thanks for those pics... They're making me jealous amazing amazing amazing... I'm just a PM away if you decide to sell
post #10 of 18
No prob, if I ever sell these you'll be the first to know.
post #11 of 18
So they didnt even take the stitching out correct, just folded the excess over. When I asked my tailor about they thought they would have to take the whole outseam stitching out and redo it.
post #12 of 18
^^ same here, I asked my tailor about it and she wanted $30 for it and said she'd have to take all the stitching out and redo it. I'm trying to find someone else who will do it for cheaper!
post #13 of 18
you guys have some professional tailors
post #14 of 18
Hmm I just tapered my JBrand bootcuts into straight leg (took in about 2") by just kind of sewing the seam in. It doesn't look that good on in the inside (not professional for sure) but you could never tell from the outside. I didn't cut the fabric on the inside; I know it's a 'trendy' look right now but if I get tired of it I could just let the seam back out.

I'll take pictures later I guess.
post #15 of 18
i brought my bootcuts in last night on my cousin's sewing machine. not professional but one could never tell...
post #16 of 18
that looks realgood. im going to do that with my zathans
post #17 of 18
Melody, if you get a chance, could you explain to me how you did that? I've been wanting to try but don't know how to go about doing it!
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
As requested by a member: the altered jeans compared to a straight cut jean (viker).


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