Tapering Service Alterations

Rush Services: 1 to 10 Business Days. Regular Service: About 30 Days
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Get casual pants and jeans tapered expertly

Led by a celebrated denim designer, Williamsburg Garment Company redefines denim alterations with our premier jeans tapering service. Available nationwide and internationally via our online platform, we cater to those seeking expert denim tailoring services for a perfect fit.

Our approach, deeply rooted in denim design and construction expertise, enables us to meticulously alter jeans in a virtually undetectable manner. After all, we make jeans in small batches inside our Greenpoint studio. This expertise means your jeans retain their original essence, offering a custom-fit feel right off the rack.

We prioritize craftsmanship and the integrity of original designs, ensuring your jeans are perfectly tapered according to your specific measurements and preferences. We also understand the importance of time, so we offer three speeds of service to suit your needs: expedited service in 1 to 3 business days for an additional $50; a fast-track option of 4 to 10 business days for an additional $25; and our standard service, which takes about 4 weeks.

By choosing Williamsburg Garment Company, you're opting for unmatched quality in denim alteration, backed by the knowledge and precision of a renowned denim expert. Experience custom-fitted jeans tailored to your style and comfort.

What is? Plus, other details were answered.

We added a dropdown for inseam type because, when tapering jeans from the inseam (the proper approach), the inseam's design influences how long it takes to taper jeans and pants. Contrary to lockstitching, which hinders the ability to disassemble the garment, chain stitching enables rapid disassembly. Garments made with basic lockstitching require us to handpick the inseam sewing apart, which can easily add an hour or more to the operation. For example, we found a few brands that typically have lockstitched inseams: Tellason and Paige. You should anticipate paying a higher price to tailor these branded jeans.

People frequently ask, "What is bar tacking?" Our typical response is that it is the zigzag-like stitch found on belt loops and other spots to lend strength or support to garments. Some brands, such as Gustin and Nudie, employ it as a branding detail, but it is not required for chain-stitched hems. However, it can help keep the chain stitch from unraveling.

  • This option is only for making tapered pants or jeans alterations
  • We do not work on tailored clothing or light-weight, fine fabrics
  • We reserve the right to be slightly off the requested measurements
  • Chain-stitch hemming is included with this service
  • Products purchased from us are non-returnable after adding alterations
  • Alterations services are non-refundable
  • We accept orders online from anywhere in the USA and worldwide
  • Prices are per jean or pant
  • The 2-way shipping cost is the same regardless of how many items serviced
  • 2-Way shipping include shipping to-and-from your address in the USA
  • 1-Way shipping covers only shipment to your address in the USA
  • International customers must ship to our address at their own cost. We return ship using the selected international shipping option
  • The maximum / damage package insurance is $100 unless insurance is purchased.
  • Extra insurance value can be purchased

Watch our video, "How to taper jeans Professionally."


  • 5
    Worth the wait

    Posted by Noah on 11th Jul 2021

    Outstanding work. It took several weeks. If you’re willing to wait for the best then this is the place.

  • 5
    Tapering Service

    Posted by Joe on 23rd Jun 2021

    My denim was tapered to the exact specifications that I had requested, and completed in a timely manner. I would highly recommend WGC for any denim needs, and plan on using them again in the future.

  • 5
    Excellent experience!

    Posted by Casey on 19th Nov 2020

    I’m so happy with the fit of my jeans and the craftsmanship that went into the alterations. Turnaround time was fast, communication was great and Maurice was helpful as this was my first go at denim customizations. I’m looking forward to using this service again and supporting Williamsburg Garment; the attention to detail is remarkable. Thank you for an excellent experience!

  • 5
    Real Professional Work

    Posted by Willie Mort on 21st Oct 2020

    Four pairs of jeans tapered/hemmed and one just hemmed. All done perfectly. 10/10.

  • 5
    Tapering Service

    Posted by Saruon on 15th Aug 2020

    Exact measurements to my requested specifications! And extremely fast turnaround time. Will be bringing my other jeans to Maurice to fix up.

  • 5
    Tapering Service

    Posted by Tom Bainbridge on 18th Jun 2020

    I sent 11 jeans for full tapering (flair/bellbottom to narrow leg) They turned out AMAZING!! great communication - while it took a few days longer - it was because they did a very detailed an d professional job. If you have high-end jeans and want them narrowed - while retaining the hgh quality - this is the company to use!!

  • 5
    Selvedge Jean Tapering

    Posted by Travis Morgan on 15th May 2020

    Absolutely fantastic job. Did exactly what I asked and did it masterfully,, the chain-stitching is beautiful and he matched the thread color perfectly. Will definitely be a return customer.

  • 5
    Excellent work

    Posted by Erik on 12th May 2020

    I sent in a pair of raw denim jeans that did not fit as expected. I had low expectations and just hoped they fit a little better. They came back perfect! The staff communicated well to ensure my expectations, and the turnaround time was quick.

  • 5
    Excellent Taper

    Posted by Ian Cornejo on 26th Dec 2019

    Williamsburg did an excellent job tapering my 19oz selvedge jeans. They knew to taper from the inseam and they even handled a double felled seam. On top of that, they were very quick. Highly recommend.