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If you are 6 feet tall and weigh 175 pounds, with a 32-inch waist, stop reading this now. If you’re not, chances are the pair of pants you bought off the rack doesn’t fit you as well as it could.

Tailoring is a wardrobe staple for many women but something often overlooked by men. What many men don’t realize, however, is that proper tailoring can make them look slimmer, fitter, and taller—all traits that anyone would want.

Our model Jon is very fit and leads an active lifestyle, a fact that remains unseen in his normal work clothes. In his oversized aloha shirt and baggy, ill-fitting trousers, Jon looks like the typical downtown Honolulu businessman. But with a little help from Linda Fujioka, my preferred local tailor, we were able to slim his pants, tighten up his rise, and give him a proper inseam length and break.

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The result: Jon looks 6 inches taller, 15 pounds slimmer, and like he dropped about 10 percent body fat. Outfitted with a slimmer-fitting Sig Zane aloha shirt, and he’s now Leather Soul approved.

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Linda Fujioka’s Alterations is located at 1357 S. Beretania St. For more information, contact her at 808-596-7996.

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Tom Park is the founder and owner of Leather Soul. For questions on style or tailoring, contact him at info@leathersoul.com.