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Leg Tapering Service
Selvedge Denim Leg Tapering Service

NOTE: Jeans MUST be freshly washed. We WILL NOT work on dirty jeans. If your jeans are dirty we will send the jeans back to you un-serviced for a refund minus the actual return shipping cost. Using Febreze or another type of spray deodorizer doesn't qualify as being washed. If you're questioning if your jeans are clean enough, they are probably dirty. Wash them!

Leg Tapering Service available. We can taper your new or used jeans regardless of what brand it is. Don't take your jeans to the cleaners to get them altered. Not all industrial sewing machines are equal! Servicing is not outsourced to a third party. Work is done in-house on our machines to taper your jeans. The machines are tuned and calibrated to sew denim jeans. These are the same machines that construct all Railcar Fine Goods. We use all the correct color thread and thread sizes to match your jeans. Servicing is performed on the inseam of the jeans so the selvedge outseam is untouched. We can taper a traditional overlocked inseam and flat felled inseam. We can taper to a maximum of 25 ounce denim. The Leg Tapering Service includes the chain stitch bottom hem to desired length at no extra cost.

Fast turnaround time of 3 weeks from when we receive your jeans here. More time may be needed. You will receive a tracking number when your jeans are packed and labeled for its return to you. Your jean status on the website will be in "Processing" until the tracking number has been made for it's return.

Rush Service puts you at the top of alterations, depending on the work load in at the time it can take anywhere from 3 days to 1 week compared to our 3 week turnaround time.

Use the drop down menu below to choose your thigh, knee and bottom opening width. Our work is within .25 inch accurate. Please contact us if you have any questions.
  • Thigh is measured 2 inches below the crotch
  • Knee is measured 13 inches below the crotch
  • Bottom opening is measured at the bottom hem opening.
  • Refer to the how to spec page for reference.

Reference jean option:
Do you have an existing jean that you like the fit of? Use the drop down menu below and include your reference jean with your alteration pair and we will copy the fit. Include your length desired if it is different then the reference pair. If no length is chosen then we will chain stitch the hem to the length of your reference pair.

Please read carefully below:
  • Use what ever service you prefer, except for UPS, to ship your jeans to the below address with your order number and brand of jeans (hand written note is just fine). It's that easy. Keep your tracking number for your reference. When your jeans arrive and we have the jeans unpackaged and checked into Railcar denim services your online status will change from Pending to Pending Shipment. It may take a day or two to process in jeans depending on incoming workload. We are not responsible for lost packages in transit by carrier or international customs fees.
  • Pants must be in clean condition. Jeans that are dirty will be sent back with no notification for a refund minus the return shipping cost.
  • Now is a good time to wash or soak before service is performed to take out any slight shrinkage for a more accurate custom taper.
  • When your service is completed (3 weeks from when we receive them here at the shop), a tracking number will be emailed to you when we print your return shipping label here at the workshop. Please allow some time for the tracking number to update as the carrier needs to scan it in.
If you need help figuring out how to ship your jeans to us, see this page here.

For changes or info on your Railcar Denim Service order, please email jennifer@railcarfinegoods.com. Emails will be replied working hours Monday through Friday. Please do not message any social media platforms.

Ship your jeans to the address below:
Railcar Fine Goods
802 S Primrose Ave
Monrovia, CA 91016

Price: $55.00



Sending In A Reference Jean:

Custom Thigh 2" Below Crotch:

Custom Knee 13" Below Crotch:

Custom Bottom Opening:

Choose Length (Free):

Add On::

What do you get with Railcar Denim Service?
  • One on one help. We can answer any of your questions even before your service starts.
  • The fastest service available. Usually service is only about 3 weeks from when we receive them here at the shop. In most cases faster.
  • If you have a changes or questions after you shipped your jeans to us, we are here to help. We can make any last minute changes if your jeans hasn't been started on.
  • All the work is done at the Railcar Workshop in Monrovia, California and not outsourced to a third party.
  • Your alterations are done on vintage and manual machines. The same exact machines that are used to make Railcar Fine Goods.
  • When we finish your service, your jeans are double checked, spec'ed and recorded to assure an accurate job.
  • Once your jeans are finished you'll get an email confirmation that your jeans are complete.
  • You will receive a FedEx tracking number to track your package safe return.
  • Q: I tracked my jeans has arrived at your shop but I didn't receive an email that said you received it?
    A: We get between 5 and 50 packages in daily. It does take a little a little time for us to check them into the system. Each package gets opeedn one by one and tagged. If you tracked your jeans, at it arrived here at the shop, then they are here.

    Q: I have a Momotaro to taper. Do you have the pink for the inseam that Momotaro uses?
    A: We have a pink very close to the Momotaro pink. It looks nearly exact.

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Great Great Great and trustworthy May 22, 2017
Reviewer: Matt J from Connecticut  
I have sent several pair of denim to RC for this service and it is ALWAYS impeccably performed. All the stitching matches. On one occasion I was trying on a pair that I had just received back form RC. I felt something in one of the pockets and to my surprise there was about 67 dollars in the pocket along with a Railcar business card. It turns out I had neglected to remove the cash from my pocket before shipping.  When the folks at Railcar found it the put it back along with one of their business cards. I didn't even know I had left the cash there in the first place. Needless to say Railcar has a client for life. thanks!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Great Job! November 22, 2016
Reviewer: Alexander Moser from Columbia, MD United States  
Railcar did and excellent job! I got my jeans back promptly and the fit was spot-on! Thanks.
Jeans: IH 634s

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Awesome tapering job November 1, 2016
Reviewer: James Phan from Rockford, IL United States  
My jeans came back great. The hem measurement was a little bit off  (.25 inch) but that really doesn't matter. I believe to taper the jeans they have to tear up the original hem line so hemming is free with this service.
It about 3 weeks including shipping time for my  jeans to come back.
Totally would recommend Railcar Fine Goods to any denim enthusiast.

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