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August 22, 2012

Question: Do you tailor your clothes?

I am notoriously guilty of not doing this, and as a result have spent my life wearing slightly-too-long pants that tend to fray at the hems and drag on the ground. I have short legs and a short torso, but the petites version of clothes tend to not fit as well as regular, so that—coupled with laziness—is basically the reason for my tailor avoidance.

But then this past weekend I found a really great pair of designer jeans for an amazing price while out shopping. As per usual, they’re too long—like, so long that even my highest heels can’t help them. But here’s the thing: They fit like a glove and are so comfortable. I tend not to buy designer jeans—my go-tos have been Ann Taylor Loft’s modern straight-leg or modern skinny styles, which are generally also a touch too long for me—so I could never tell the difference, but you guys: There kind of is one.

So I’ve decided to take my jeans to the tailor—there’s one right up the street from me, next to the dry-cleaner that I occasionally (but not as often as I should) use—and I’m kind of excited to have customized, perfect-fit pants. Is this silly? Yes, probably. But I’m still looking forward to it.

Are you BFFs with a tailor? Or do you make off-the-rack work for you? I am genuinely curious, so please share.

Photo: My current favorite jeansmore Ann Taylor Loft skinniesand my newest shoes, which I’ve been wanting forever: tropical, bright (!), a tiny bit obnoxious. I love them, and they’re on sale here if you do, too.  Also, yes, I am aware of how badly I need a pedicure.


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    August 22, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I have exactly the same problem. Regular jeans are often a bit long, but the petite versions do fit weird and are a bit short (I am 5’4″.) I have never had anything tailored (or dry cleaned either, haha.) I have one pair of jeans: a $10 pair from Burlington that I roll because they’re long, and try to convince myself they look good that way. ; ) Good thing I tend to wear skirts and dresses more often. So you’re probably much more sensible than I am. And I’m still just loving those shoes. I wonder if they have any left in my size…

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