The proper way to taper jeans, except for bell-bottoms, flared jeans, and a small amount of others, is from the inseam. Unless a tailor is working with the correct equipment, tapering from the inseam may not be the easiest method. This is why the average tailor will avoid it. For us, there are no short cuts. Our goal is to make alterations undetectable. In tapering flat-felled constructed jeans, we take apart and then reconstruct the entire inseam. In cases where jeans are sewn with overlock construction, we completely remove the entire top stitch and re-sew it so there are no joined stitch lines or unmatching thread colors on the seam after tapering.