These weren’t included in the Goodwill Goods post from earlier this week, as I have a question for my readers.
I found these two pairs of Carhartts that are in perfect condition (washed enough to break them in). I’ve wanted to get a couple pair to wear on the weekends and in more casual situations. I’d wear these working in the yard, on bird hunts, in the woods…basically I’d like to beat the sh!t out of them.
After washing and hanging, I tried them on. It turns out that these are the ‘Dungaree’ cut, which feature a really wide leg. Not good. These make MC Hammer pants look like tights. I don’t want them slim, but I’d like to have an 8″-8.5″ leg opening, and the leg trimmed up all the way to the rivets. Basically I’d like them to mimic the traditional fit Carhartts, known as the ‘Relaxed’ fit.
My question is this: can these Carhartts be tailored? I doubt they could trim up the legs on the outside seam, as they have the leg pocket and hammer loop (the hammer loop is no big deal – I’ll probably cut it off anyway). Can they trim these up using the inside seam?
Before you go down the “You’d really tailor Carhartts??” path, I got both of these for $5.39 each, and they were half off. Tailoring should run between $10-$20 each, so if it’s possible to get these fixed, then I’d be into each pair for roughly half of what a new pair would cost. If they can’t be fixed, I’m out $5.39.
What say you? Is it possible to trim these up, or is it a lost cause?