Winter is coming, is your wardrobe winter ready?

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Winter is just around the corner, the cold's already in the air and the frost on the ground, so now more than ever is an important time to ensure your winter wardrobe is ready and looking the part.

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The stressful period leading up to your wedding day..

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Think of the most stressful time of your life and then double it, these are the stress levels we are talking about for most brides during the 1-6 weeks leading up to their wedding day.  Emotions are high, the stakes are high, stress and eventually joy will ensue. With all this emotional cocktail going through some brides minds it can impact greatly on decision making. Lucky for you we are here to remove some of the stress with our bridal alterations service.

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What to do with ill-fitted attire?

Everyone has ill-fitted attire, but alas we are here to change that.

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Alterations for the short(er) man

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All in all, if you’re a short man it can be a difficult task to find a pair of jeans which fit well and compliment your figure. Very few manufacturers cater for the shorter man with the average production size standing at 30” in leg length. Thankfully we have you cohered, with the assistance of our tailors with our Jeans Alterations service, we can alter to a length which fit like intended.

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Avoid these Wedding Disasters!

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A well fitted wedding dress on your big day is a must. More and more so people tend to shop for dresses months before their actual wedding day. In that time leading up to the wedding day anything can happen, we’re only human and our bodies are ever changing, what if you gain or lose some weight? It’s your day, it’s all about you, and an ill-fitted dress shouldn’t be a thing to ruin it. But fear not our Wedding Dress Alterations service has you covered.

We know it’s not only the bride which can have the same problems occur but also the bridesmaids. Like the bride the bridesmaids will also more than likely be trying to lose a few pounds before the wedding day, the dresses you picked out before may not fit quite right come the big day. Small changes in our body are emphasised through the fit of a dress, give your bridesmaids the chance to feel just as beautiful as the bride by using our Bridesmaid Dress Alterations service

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As careful as we can be, accidents happen, if say the brides dress was to split or tear. All panic sets in as the big day looms ever nearer, this needs to be fixed and fast! In no time at all by utilising our Bridal Alterations service our staff can restore calm by having any repairs / alterations complete in time for the wedding day.

Once you’ve had a taste of the improvement altered clothing can bring in complimenting and comforting your figure, and seeing as unfortunately you won’t be able to wear a wedding dress forever, why not look to improve the fit of your regular dresses? By asking a skilled and experienced tailor to perform a few Dress Alterations, a few measurements and then magic begins. 



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Don't throw away those old garments!

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Re-visit that old coat

Coats are a diverse and fundamental lynchpin to many of our outfits. They can be worn to enhance many outfits all year around. But unfortunately the inevitable happens and we either end up forgetting about and throwing coats to the back of the wardrobe to never see the light of day as we outgrow them, or they pick up the general signs of wear and tear and are thrown away. Have no fear our master tailors are here to save your treasured coat, with a few Coat Alterations we can breathe new life into old coats, bringing them back into the modern day.

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An alteration for every occasion

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High quality real fur can last a lifetime given the right treatment, but sometimes styles age and they can end up in the back of the cupboard. If you have a precious fur coat which you’re looking to prolong the lifespan of we can help you alter it into a more modern fit. Our team of experts have vast experience performing Fur Coat Alterations to manage unsightly tears, splits and general wear / tear.


A prom dress is something to cherish, to keep and maybe re-wear or pass down to the next generation one day. A perfect prom dress matches your body type, compliments your figure and looks as though it was created just for you. Unfortunately, this is not always the case 10 years later as our bodies change, so must a prom dress. Breathe new life into a prom dress using our Prom Dress Alterations service.

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Correct fitting clothing really does make all the difference for a causal or even a formal occasion such as a ball. Ball gowns are an item which particularly rely upon fit to uphold the look. It might be worth speaking with one of our expert alteration designers to see what they can do for you with our Ball Gown Alterations service.

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Last but not least the skirt, one item which is a popular choice for alterations. The amount of alterations that can be made to a skirt are boundless. Add a waistband to an oversized skirt to prolong the fit, add pockets for functionality, adhere accessories to enhance the look and more. Discuss the options available to you with one of our master seamstress via our Skirt Alterations service

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How does your suit fit?

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We have many years of experience as one of London’s leading tailors. It’s now a popular choice to have clothing altered to pre-long their lifespan and ensure a fit which was intended for the wearer. It is essential that your garments are of the correct size and fit for your body type in order to appropriately compliment your figure. Save money by breathing new life into old suits which are no longer fitting. We specialise in many areas of the industry, one popular area being morning suit alterations.

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We are also often asked to perform trouser alterations. A key piece to many outfits, it’s important to ensure that trousers are neither too tight fitting or hanging too loose. We can also replace / repair broken zips and alter belt loops to completely change the style. There are many options available so whether you’re looking for some ideas or are looking for a fitting contact a member of our staff today and see what can be done.

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We have over 30 years’ experience in suit alterations and adjustments. This can be anything from adjusting the sizing to ensure a more comfortable fit and look, to adding accessories and other elements to completely re-style the suit. This is a popular choice for modernising old suits which have long lost their appeal but may hold sentimental value. Contact one of our tailors today to see what can be done.

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It’s not all about the quality of the garment you’re wearing it’s mostly about how it fits the wearer. This is most certainly the case for dinner suits, we are often approached with requests to perform dinner suit alterations. This can be anything from narrowing the shoulders to replacing the lining, there are many options. Let our tailors loose to work their wonders, you will be surprised with the transformation. There is rarely a trace of evidence that the suit was ever altered in the first place.

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Leave plenty of time for alterations before your big day

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Though the dress is one of the most important aspects of any wedding day, with so much to organise and so many people to manage, putting off crucial wedding dress alterations is all too easy. Fitting appointments get postponed again and again, and before you know it you’re just a couple of days away from walking down the aisle and you still have got your outfit ready. To help ensure you get your dress to the tailor on time, take a quick look at this guide to timely bridal alterations.

Most brides-to-be start shopping for their wedding dresses months before their big day. Finding the perfect dress can take time, so it’s important that you give yourself a good few months to shop around for the ideal gown. Leave it too late, and you could end up with a stressful buying experience or even with a dress you’re not happy with. Once they’ve found their dress, many brides start thinking about what their entourage will wear on the day. Bridesmaids dress alterations can be done weeks before the actual wedding, giving you plenty of time to tick them off of your list of things to do.

Around a month before your wedding day you’ll want to book yourself in for a round of dress alterations. This is when the bulk of the tailoring will happen and the time that you should make any substantial changes to your gown. If you want your hem line taken up, your wait taken in or your sleeves altered in anyway, now’s the time to talk to your tailor and arrange for the work to be carried out. Hopefully at this point you’ll still have a bit of spare time to dedicate to your dress. Leave it any later and you’ll probably be run off your feet with last minute preparations.

A week or so before your wedding you’ll need to make another appointment with your tailor and arrange for the final bridal alterations to be made. By this point, you should just be looking at a few nips and tucks to allow for any weight changes in the proceeding months. These should be pretty easy to take care of and shouldn’t take your tailor too long to complete. To make sure you have plenty of time for all of the alterations you want to achieve, get in touch with a member of our team today. 

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Alterations aren’t Just for Special Occasions - Make the Most of Your Everyday Wardrobe

All too often, we put up with trousers, jeans, jackets and shirts that are slightly the wrong fit just because we don’t have the time or the energy to do something about it. Though most men will make an effort to get a good suit altered to fit, especially if there’s a special occasion coming up, many people will forgo basic trouser alterations that could transform the way their everyday wardrobe looks and feel. If you’re one of the millions of men around the country making do will ill-fitting outfits, here are just a few ways that investing in alterations could revolutionise your look and your wardrobe.

Finding jeans that fit your body shape perfectly, and that complement your look and your age, can be difficult. Even the best quality denims can sit awkwardly in certain places, detracting from your stylish appearance. Luckily, simple but effective jeans alterations are easy and straightforward. Just a few nips, tucks and cuts can transform the look and fit of a pair of jeans, giving you a stylish addition to your wardrobe and a piece of clothing that’s suitable for any casual or smart casual occasion.

Likewise, though men will often go to the effort of having a shirt altered for a wedding, gala dinner or other important event, many don’t get their everyday work shirts altered to fit. However, as shirt alterations are affordable, fast and effective, investing in a few basic nips and tucks could work wonders for work outfits of every kind. Not only will good quality alterations help an outfit to look more stylish, it will also help you to feel more confident, something that could help to improve your image in the workplace and even give your career a boost.

As well as altering wardrobe staples like shirts, trousers and suits, it’s also possible to give accessories a brand new lease of life with a few carefully made leather alterations. Whether you have a good quality leather coat in the back of your wardrobe that needs a little TLC, or leather bag that you want to bring back to life, you can revamp and rejuvenate your leather accessories with a few basic alterations. Though alterations are great for special occasions, there’s no need to neglect the rest of your wardrobe. Bring your work suits, accessories and jeans to us and we’ll ensure you look great every day of the week. 

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Treat your formal wear well and it will last you a lifetime

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If there’s one thing that’s worth splashing out on, it’s a spectacular outfit for a truly special occasion. From weddings and graduations to gala dinners, anniversary parties and awards events, there’s nothing like getting dressed up to the nines and going out on the town. As any good quality formal outfit will put a dent in your finances, it’s important to get as much use out of your new gown, suit or jacket as possible. This means you’ll not only need to look after it carefully over the years, but also that you’ll need to make sure it fits you perfectly now by investing in relevant ball gown alterations.

By asking a skilled and experienced tailor to take in your dress sleeves, let out your waist or carry out a few simple skirt alterations, you can transform the look of your evening gown and create a garment that will be suitable for a variety of occasions. You can even alter your skirt, dress or jacket to make your look less formal, giving you a high quality outfit that you can wear to work, events and other semi-formal functions. Whatever nips and tucks your formal wear needs, making the changes early on in your outfit ownership will help you to get the most out of your new look.

Alternatively, if you have a semi-formal look that you’d like to transform into an outfit that’s fit for the most exclusive events, you can have your tailor work their magic with a few blouse alterations and give your formal wear a brand new lease of life. Likewise, if you have some good quality items of eveningwear that have seen better days. An experience tailor will be able to bring them back to life with a little TLC, adding valuable variations to your wardrobe and giving you a formal look to be proud of.

Another popular trend that we’re seeing more and more is women investing in prom dress alterations both before and after their graduations in order to allow them to re-wear their gowns at future occasions. Women will change the look of a shop bought dress before their prom and then alter it again afterwards, transforming the look of the outfit and allowing them to wear their high quality piece of couture to a range of formal events. This is especially worthwhile if the outfit is made from good quality materials as the resulting formal look will be more durable and easier to achieve.

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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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Mens Alterations

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A well fitted outfit is a must have for any big day or event. It says something about the person, tailored clothing conveys class and elegance. A gentleman in well tailored clothes conveys importance.

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Ladies alterations are for more than just wedding dresses

A wedding dress is probably the most important gown most women will ever wear, so it’s no surprise that many brides-to-be choose to have their dresses altered to ensure they fit perfectly come the big day. A few nips here and tucks there can make a huge difference to how a dress looks and feels, transforming a beautiful gown into a spectacular one.

Though bridal dress alterations are a big part of what we do, our expert team also works its magic on a number of other garments. From bringing classic outfits back to life and altering skirts and dresses to suit modern styles, to adjusting coats, jackets and shirts to fit changing bodies, we can use our expert skills to transform your wardrobe and your look.

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Simple alterations that can revolutionise your wardrobe

Take a minute to look around you next time you’re out and about and you’ll soon see just how different all of our bodies really are. Even men who are of a similar height and weight can have dramatically different body shapes, with the length of your legs, torso and arms and the width of your shoulders, waist and thighs all having a big impact on the way that a suit looks and fits.

This can make it almost impossible to find clothes that fit perfectly. Unless they’ve been made for you, suits, jeans and jackets off the peg probably won’t look quit right when you put them on. Luckily there is a way to transform your wardrobe and make your clothes work for you: alterations. Quick and affordable, a little nip here and a tuck there will help your clothes to fit you perfectly and help you to look great every day.

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Key bridal alterations to make your gown fit perfectly

For many brides, the dress is the most important part of their wedding day. The fit of the gown affects everything from the way the bride feels walking down the aisle to the look of the wedding photos. If the dress isn’t absolutely perfect, many brides will look back on their wedding day with a touch of regret, and will always wish they’d worn something slightly different for this incredibly important occasion.

The best way to make sure that a dress fits as well as possible is to take it to a professional bridal alterations boutique in the run up to the big day. If you’re currently in the process of having your gown tailored to fit, here are some key alterations you can make to ensure your dress is as elegant and as flattering as possible.

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How to keep your bridesmaids on board

If you’re like most brides, you’ve probably roped your bridesmaids into organising and preparing a lot for your big day. From posting the invitations and collecting the flowers to arranging the hair and makeup, transport and hen night, bridesmaids often end up taking on a lot more than they bargained for when their best friends get hitched.

With so many things to organise, it can be difficult to think about other people in the run up to your wedding day. However, saying thank you to the people who have made the event a reality is incredibly important so it’s essential that you put the time and energy into making sure your bridesmaids are properly appreciated.

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Make sure your bridesmaids’ dresses fit perfectly

There is an old cliché in the world of weddings that brides deliberately choose unattractive dresses for their bridesmaids in an effort to stand out even more on their big day. To make sure your bridesmaids know you value their efforts, do everything you can to avoid this easily made error, opting for beautifully made, flattering dresses instead.

As it can be difficult to find a single dress that suits different body shapes, you can tailor each dress to fit the wearer by investing in dress alterations. Just like bridal alterations, these little tweaks and adjustments can transform the look of a bridesmaid’s dress, helping it to fall elegantly and make the wearer feel fabulous.

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How to ensure your wedding dress is just right

For many brides to be, the dress is one of the most important things about their big day. Whether it’s going to be a small intimate wedding, a big elaborate affair or a quirky occasion, the look and fit of the dress will determine how confident, and how beautiful, the bride feels on her wedding day.

However, with so many things to think about, it’s not uncommon for brides to put off dress shopping till the last minute. Even if they do find the perfect dress well before their wedding, many brides still run out of time to arrange fittings and alterations, leaving them with a dress that isn’t quite right on the big day.

Changing shapes

As most brides shop for their dress months before their wedding day, it’s inevitable that many will find their body changes shape in the intervening period. Whether it’s because they’re losing weight in preparation or they’re comfort eating in apprehension, brides’ bodies are very likely to change shape in the run up to their wedding.

In most cases, these changes are relatively minor and some basic wedding dress alterations will be enough to ensure the gown fits perfectly come the big day. However, if the bride has lost or gained a large amount of weight, or if they’ve become pregnant, they may find that their original dress is no longer flattering. In these cases, some brides may find they need to start their dress search again, looking for a design that’s a more flattering for their new body shape.

Leave time for a final fitting

However manic the run up to the wedding is, it’s crucial that brides leave plenty of time for a final fitting at least a few days before the big day. If they leave the fitting too late, there won’t be time for any adjustments and brides will have no choice but to walk down the aisle in a dress that’s not perfect.

At this fitting, it’s important that you wear the underwear you’re planning to use on the day itself. That way, your tailor will be able to see exactly where adjustments need to be made. If you’re going to be wearing a coat on the big day, bring it along too. If it doesn’t fit properly, your tailor will be able to make the necessary coat alterations to ensure every element of your outfit is just right.

If you want to share the love and make sure every member of the bridal party is feeling their best, have your bridesmaids come along to this final fitting and invest in some bridesmaid dress alterations as a special treat.

To find out more about wedding dress alterations, have a look around our site 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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