so I finally got around to taking a stab at my idea to mod pant hems to work for VFF's and other minimalist type footwear.
My issue is that I didn't want to hem all my pants because I ride my motorcycle ALOT and when I ride my pants need to be 32in but when I'm off the bike and in my VFF's or LEMings I need a 30.5 (odd huh LOL) to have it look right and still not catch under my heels. I was tired of keeping up with S-Biners and I don't like the feel of a cord around my ankles, so here's what I tried.
I went to my local fabric store and bought a set of these (except mine have both silver and black snaps)
Then I put my super awesome sewing skillz into effect and attached the male half of the snap to the back loop of my LEMings like so. (I used the black snaps for my black KSO's and Classic's so the snaps were not noticeable when I wear shorts)
Then I attached the female half to the back of my pants like so....
As a guide for where to place the female half of the snap, I would fold the hem up and make a mark, so when the snap was attached it was just covered up by my hem.
When I snapped the hem and shoe together it pulled my hem up high enough to look normal and yet stay out from under my heel.
I was slightly concerned that the thread would be seen if someone were to look at the back of my heels, it's not. I face-palmed myself for not using blue thread on my jeans (it was a DOH!! moment) even the black thread is not noticeable at all
What I have discovered is that if I am not careful, I will unsnap when I'm sitting. I use a kneeling chair at work so my pants hem raise up a little higher when I sit than in a regular chair, but it's not been a big deal to just reach down and re-snap.
By using the male half of the snap on just my shoes and the female half on just the pants. I can wear any pair I've modded without having to keep up with S-biners or ankle clips.
So far it has been working pretty well.
I apologize if there any picture issues or they are not clear or large enough.....this is the first time I've tried posting a mod with pictures like this