Jeans that fit you perfectly well are not easy to find, especially since people are not built the same way. The trick is to get pairs that fit you well in parts that are difficult to alter, like the hips. Once you do, you can follow these tips to have them altered for a perfect fit.
1. What Cannot Be Altered
Knowing what can be altered will help you in choosing the right pair to buy. Basically, the crotch, the hips, and the rise (how high the waistband goes) can be difficult or impossible to alter. Other issues can be easily fixed by a good tailor.
2. The Length
One of the easiest alterations is to shorten jeans that are too long. The possible issues are hemming jeans more than 1 or 2 inches, especially if the jeans have a bootcut or flare style. Faded and distressed jeans might also be tricky to shorten.
3. The Legs
At times, jeans may fit perfectly around the hips and waist, but the thighs are too loose. Tapering the legs so that they become slimmer is something a good tailor can easily do.
4. The Waist
Women with an hourglass figure have tons of problems finding jeans that do not have gapping at the waist. If the gap is less than 1 to 1.5 inches, an experienced tailor can easily alter this. More than this, they can alter the shaping of the jeans and the position of the pockets.
5. Other Tips
Wash your jeans a few times before bringing them to the tailor so that you know they will not shrink anymore. You should also look for a tailor who is experienced in altering denim.
Knowing how to get your jeans tailored will help you get the perfect fit.