How Should a Suit Fit You? Ask Alterations Boutique

How Should a Suit Fit You? Ask Alterations Boutique

How Should a Suit Fit?

A suit is a staple in most men's wardrobes, known for hundreds of years as a sign of sophistication and style. If there is anything that can take away from the look of a suit it’s when it does not fit the wearer properly. Not everybody can afford to get suits completely made from scratch for them, which is why they are often bought from shops. The good news is, suit alterations are available to take these suits from off-the-rack, to perfectly tailored to your body. The fit of the suit can make all the difference to how you look and feel, which is why we are here to tell you all about how a suit should actually fit. Keep reading for all you need to know about the fit of a suit and the alterations available to give you the perfect fit.

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How Suit Alterations Can Transform Your Appearance

Achieving a perfect fit is what makes wearing a suit such a distinguished and iconic sartorial move; having a suit that is ill fitted just doesn’t have the same effect, no matter how fantastic it looks on the hanger! A suit should always complement the wearer, whether it has been custom-made or bought off the rack; that’s why professional suit alterations are so important.

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But where to begin in the world of suit alterations? In this guide, we will highlight aspects of the suit that can be altered and how alterations contribute to a perfectly fitted, professional and attractive appearance.

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Autumn is coming!

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The end of next month will see us move into the autumnal equinox, swapping our short and t-shirts combinations for jeans and jumpers. For many of us a whole year may have passed since we last tried on many items of our autumn wardrobes, and many of us may find items don’t still fit quite as well as they did the year before. This is a very common occurrence and one which we can easily rectify for you. Whether you’re looking to re-model your entire wardrobe or require something more specific such as bridesmaid dress alterations, our dedicated and skilled team are ready to be of service.

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Wedding Alteration Specialists

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Here at alterations boutique we have established ourselves as London’s leading wedding alterations provider due to our personalised one-to-one service and attention to the details. If you have a wedding coming up soon and are therefore in search of someone to alter your attire to perfection, look no further. We have over 30 years of experience in the industry and consider ourselves to of seen it all by now, there’s nothing we don’t have the expertise to handle. Throughout the process you will be allocated a tailor / seamstress who will work tirelessly with your from start to end. Whether it’s a few bridesmaid dress alterations or something more niche, contact us today to book an appointment for a fitting and begin your journey towards the perfect wedding.

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Summer Styles

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Summer is upon us which means breaking out the summer wardrobe for the first time in whole year, we understand that for the most of us we might not fit perfectly back into the garments which did fit perfectly the year before. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean discarding your favourite clothing and purchasing a new wardrobe, that could prove to be costly, we have a more affordable solution, alterations. With a few alterations to your favourite garments we can fit you once again as they were originally intended to do so, contact us today to see what can be done to save your summer wardrobe. We also understand that to alter every item of clothing from the off-set may not be affordable either so why not alter the key diverse items which you’ll be making the most use of. Have a read with us about what we suggest as the lynchpins for any stylish wardrobe. Check out our dress alterations page for more information.

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Everyday Alterations

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Why put up with clothing which doesn’t fit quite right? By dedicating a small amount of time to a trip to the tailors you can soon have a wardrobe fit for a king or queen. Most men make the effort to get a nice suit altered and likewise women will generally do the same for wedding related attire, mainly seeking bridesmaid dress alterations. Why stop there when you can slowly transform your wardrobe into one which looks and feels good to wear. The main reason for this is generally down to lack of awareness and a common misconception that alterations are expensive when mostly they aren’t at all.

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Don’t get fit for summer, get fitted

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Summer is fast approaching and with that comes a whole new host of clothing which might not have seen the light of day since last summer. Our bodies fluctuate in size sometimes a surprising amount in a year, so don’t be surprised to find that, a once well fitted shirt no longer looking quite so complimentary. Get prepared in advance, get your favourite summer clothing items out and try them on early, if they don’t fit don’t panic, we are here to help. Although your body shape may have changed, your outfit can do so too, with a few minor tweaks and alterations your attire can be fitting as intended once more. This stands when speaking regarding any item of clothing, it’s a little-known fact that it’s often cheaper to alter a current item of clothing than it is to replace it.

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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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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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What to do If you Find the Perfect Outfit in a Shop but Not in Your Size

There’s a special occasion coming up and it needs an outfit that is equally special, and it may be that the invitation specifies a particular dress code, especially for a formal event.

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