Essential Alterations

There’s nothing more infuriating than a broken zip when it’s cold, wet and windy. Unfortunately, it happens, and for a multitude of reasons zips become jammed or the zip heads broken rendering it useless. We offer the perfect solution, we can take your garment and replace the zip or zip head promising a quick turn-around time for most items. We can also add customised zip heads for adding that personalised, uniqueness to your garments.

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Do you know how your clothing should fit?

You’d be surprised how many people are unaware at how their clothing should fit, maybe you don’t know, but not for long as this guide will inform you of the correct fit for many items of clothing.

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Keep your wardrobe up to date with a few simple alterations

Our bodies change throughout our lives. Whether it’s because we go on a diet, become pregnant, suffer from a long term condition or simply give into too many tasty treats, most of us will experience weight fluctuations over the years. Though we all love splashing out on new clothes, restocking your entire wardrobe every time you drop a dress size can get pricey. Luckily, there is an alternative. Simply bring your favourite outfits to us and we’ll carry out trouser, shirt, jacket and jeans alterations , giving you the look you really want.

Many of the pieces that our customers bring us are made from tough, durable, high quality materials and are built to last. For example, pieces of clothing made out of leather, if looked after properly, can last a lifetime, serving you faithfully year in, year out. If your body shape has changed significantly, it’s well worth investing in a few quick and easy leather alterations instead of throwing your favourite leather jacket, waistcoat or leather trousers out for good.

Another of the most common outfits we work on is the suit. Customers that have a suit they really love, and that they’ve invested a lot of money in, generally want to keep the outfit, and make use of it, for as long as possible. To help ensure you can get as much wear out of your suit as possible, bring it to us and we’ll work our magic with a few clever jacket, trouser and shirt alterations. Before you know it, your favourite suit will once more complement your body shape perfectly.

Though many of the alterations we carry out are on high quality, everyday items like jeans, jackets and suits, occasionally we also use our skills to alter one-off pieces like wedding gowns and prom dresses. A lot of women work hard to lose weight before a big event like a wedding or a graduation, so it’s not uncommon for them to require wedding or prom dress alterations in the run up to the big day. Luckily, our experienced team can use their skills to quickly and effectively alter even the most elaborately made and elegantly tailored gowns. To find out more about the wide range of alterations on offer, or to arrange a wardrobe makeover of your own, explore our site today or get in touch with a member of our team.

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Give your wardrobe a new lease of life and revolutionise your look

All too often, we throw out perfectly good items of clothing because of small rips, tears or other imperfections. Many people simply get rid of beautiful coats, dresses and suits as soon as they see the smallest bit of damage, causing them to spend more on replacing items and rebuilding their wardrobe. However, if your clothes are of a good quality, repairing them is more affordable and better for the environment. If you have a coat that doesn’t quite fit but that’s made from high quality materials, we can provide standard and fur coat alterations to ensure the garment fits your body and your look perfectly.

Another common reason for getting rid of a pair of trousers, an evening dress or a jacket is a broken zip. Making a garment all but useless, a zip that’s stuck firmly in place, or that won’t connect with its other half, can make your favourite piece of clothing unwearable. Instead of throwing your treasured item away, simply send it to us for zip repairs. Quick, easy and very effective, a repaired or replaced zip can give your favourite outfit a brand new lease of life.

As well as damage and wear and tear, another common reason for getting rid of high quality pieces of clothing is changing body shape. Losing or gaining even a few pounds can dramatically alter the way a garment hangs, changing the way it looks and affecting how you feel when you’re wearing it. We can easily solve this common issue by performing basic dress, coat and shirt alterations. Perfect when you have a high quality garment that you want to reuse after a diet, or if you’ve rediscovered a piece of clothing from your youth and want to bring it back into your life, our alterations can help you create the wardrobe you’ve always wanted.

Sometimes, even the best quality pieces of clothing begin to tire thanks to wear and tear. This is especially true of coats as many of us will wear our favourite jacket throughout the year, giving it plenty of use and pushing the fabric to its limits. Luckily, a tired coat can easily be brought back to life with our coat relining service. Choose the material that you want to reline your coat with and we’ll do the rest, giving you a garment that you can continue to enjoy for years to come. To find out more about this, or any of our other services, explore our website or get in touch with a member of our team.

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Give your wedding suit a new lease of life with some simple alterations

Give your wedding suit a new lease of life with some simple alterations

With countless brides around the country working hard to lose weight before their wedding, it’s not uncommon for women to need dress alterations in the run up to their big day. Helping to ensure that their dress fits perfectly, alterations will make every bride feel beautiful when they walk down the aisle.

However, far fewer men understand the potential benefits of suit alterations. Not only can well made alterations help to perfect the fit of a suit, a few adjustments to trousers, coats and shirts can transform them from wedding clothes into high end business clothes.

Pre wedding alterations

Like brides, grooms often try to get fit and tone up before their wedding day. Whether they’ve lost weight or bulked up, most men will benefit from having their suit altered to fit their new and improved body.

Whether it’s trouser, shirt or coat alterations that are required, the work can be done quickly and efficiently, ensuring that every groom has the perfect outfit for their perfect day.

Even if the groom’s dress size hasn’t changed, the wedding suit may still need alterations to help it fit in the most flattering way. As we have extensive experience altering all types of suits to fit all kinds of bodies, we’ll be able to give your suit the nips and tucks it needs to fit you perfectly.

Post wedding alterations

Unlike wedding dresses, which are often packed away never to be worn again, wedding suits can have a second lease of life as a high quality addition to the office wardrobe.

As most of the suits that men invest in for their weddings are made of good quality materials and are tailored to fit, it’s well worth upcycling these outfits. Alterations can dramatically change the way a suit looks, transforming it from an outfit for a special occasion into something that wouldn’t look out of place in the office.

Altering a suit is much more affordable than buying a new one. And as most grooms go to great lengths to find that perfect outfit, it makes sense to get the most of the purchase and enjoy the suit for as long as possible.

If you’d like to find out more about altering your suit ready for your big day, or you have a wedding suit that you’d like to update for everyday use, get in touch with a member of our expert team today. 

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