What is a Bar Tack?
So, what's a "Bar Tack"? Let's start with that. The intention of a bar tack is to discreetly reinforce a seam, buttonhole or any pressure point on a piece of clothing to deliver refined security
Think of it as a sturdy stopping point and guide for a "Do It Yourself" classic summer cut-off hem.
Starting a Bar Tack
To start, pull on your garment in a full-length mirror so you can get a feel for where you want the bottom of the hemline to sit. Look along the inseam to where the bar tacks are stitched and mark a line with chalk (or something you can wash off) just below the stitch from the outer to inner leg at your desired inseam.
Time for the fun part, when you've found the look you love, remove the garment and find a sharp pair of scissors to cut along the leg in a line (keeping below the bar tacks). Keep in mind once you've made the cut there is no going back so if you're not sure you can always make incremental alterations to start.
Once you've finished your tailoring, hold up your new cut-offs with pride, notice how the inseam remains strong and fray resistant thanks to the added reinforcement so you can enjoy your custom fit for any activity the day holds.
Both these fits are made from our signature Performance Denim and are cast in a beautiful vintage blue wash that you can wear effortlessly through any season.
At DUER, we're all about bringing style and comfort together in plant-based performance fabrics so you can feel good about looking good through whatever you do in a day.