RULES TO ALTER BY
A good rule of thumb is that you can subtract fabric, but not add additional fabric. If the merchandise is too small, move one size up then have the material taken in. Always buy tops that fit your shoulders and bottoms that fit your waist. If choosing between a pair of pants that fits the waist or the legs, go for the waist. Think about what is easiest to change. The waist of a pair of trousers is a lot more complicated than the legs. There are curved seams from the lining and pockets that affect the shape, while legs are one long seam. Equally, pick a jacket that fits on the shoulders rather than the jacket waist based on alteration ease.
SHORTENING THE JACKET SLEEVE LENGTH
SHORTENING THE JACKET LENGTH
HEMMING THE PANT LEG
Most of our suits come with open bottom pants, meaning you will need to get the pants altered after purchasing to add a hem, unless otherwise stated and sized with inseam length.
NARROWING THE PANT LEG
NARROWING THE CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE JACKET SLEEVE
TAKING IN OR LETTING OUT THE WAIST
Read the Next Article: How to Pack Your Suit > >