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    denim cut offs....

    now don't all start dreaming of daisy duke, my legs are too hairy to carry that off.

    however - i do have a couple of pairs of jeans that i don't wear anymore - 1 pair indigo, i pair block colour light blue/grey. Can i cut them down, try to sew the hem and turn them into shorts for the spring/summer?

    is this absolutely the definition of anathema?

    if not, advice is wanted on lengths and whether i incorporate a turn up.

    Blimey....

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    I had my tailor do some for me for around 15, look a lot better then many off the shelf versions. It can be done but maybe leave it to a tailor.

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    I just cut mine off and turn them up

    They are fine for bumming about in etc but for denim shorts to look good for general wear they do need to be on the smarter end of the spectrum really.

    Maybe if you have some jeans that are in decent condition, getting them done by a tailor will give you what you need.

    I would go anywhere from just above the knee to mid-thigh.

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    Thanks both,

    I think I am going to buy some pinking shears and cut them and turn them. I don't think either pair is smart enough for the tailor.

    Has anybody ever used the iron on hemming tape for keeping turn-ups neat?

    Al

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    I did the same thing with some chinos. Cut them with scissors, a ruler and a biro and turned them up. Looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willjohnfrancis View Post
    I had my tailor do some for me for around 15, look a lot better then many off the shelf versions. It can be done but maybe leave it to a tailor.
    Have to agree with this. Even for something like cut-off denim, it's amazing what a good tailor can do for you

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    I can't shake the image of Tobias Funke when thinking about denim cut offs!

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