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Works Sometimes......But Cheap Enough And Worth It
on February 11, 2011
I'm unfortunately not one of those lucky fellows that can just go into a store and buy pants off the rack that fit. I always need to have the hems put up on any pants I buy. Since its not always as easy as one would think to get either your wife or sweetie to get the job done, or desirable to pay a tailor for such a simple task, this tape seem to be a worthy alternative. (No I don't know how to sew that well, and am too old to learn : ). My experience with a lot of pants of all kinds is that this tape is a hit or miss proposition. Mostly your luck with it being the kind of pants your talking about. Rugged pants like jeans and some denims don't hold the tape very well. They will stick easy enough at first, but tend to loosen up quickly, and seldom survive a wash. On the other hand lighter pants like khakis, cotton, and dress pants seem to hold the tape quite well. I have had many successful washings with the tape on these kind of pants before having to reapply. Despite this advice, this tape can sometimes seem to have a mind of its own. It will sometimes work on some jeans, and other times refuse to work on the usual lighter fair of fabric. My opinion is that despite its often random track record that the tape is cheap enough and and easy enough to use to make it worth it in having around. You can double the use of it on heavy jeans and get by, and its well worth it to have in the house even if its only temporary until the tailor in your home gets around to making it permanent. Recommended for its price, ease of use, and passable track record.