With over 30 years of experience, we have become London’s leading tailoring specialists in Waistcoat Alterations. The most important aspect of any Waistcoat is the correct fit. Our highly experienced and talented Master Tailors have the expertise to help you achieve the desired look.
The Body: the waistcoat is the slimmest garment in menswear and it is supposed to be cut with very little tailoring allowance as it is meant to have a very close fit. A well-tailored waistcoat “skims” the body without feeling too tight or showing any fabric pulling. There is typically an adjustable strap at the back to loosen the waistcoat, if required. If your waistcoat doesn’t not fit you correctly our Master Tailors will adjust the sides to ensure the waistcoat is snug and fits close to the body.
The Length: One of the most important elements of a well-fitting waistcoat is the length. It should fully cover the entire waistband of the trouser and never let any shirt fabric show in between. This means the trousers also need to be sitting on the natural waist. If you feel that the length of your waistcoat needs adjusting, visit us for a fitting and our Master Tailor will provide his expert opinion.
The Neckhole: The collar is the foundation of any waistcoat. It determines how the fabric will drape over the body. The neckhole of a waistcoat should hug nicely around the back of the shirt collar, without gaping. If the neckhole of your waistcoat is too large it will create a gap around the shirt collar and allows the waistcoat to shift rather than remain in place. Fortunately, our experienced Master Tailors can easily and efficiently fix this issue.Back Panel: we can also replace the back panel of lining on your waistcoat. At your first appointment you will be offered to choose your new lining from a wide selection of luxury linings, or perhaps you would prefer us to help you find the perfect match for your waistcoat coat. Whether you choose a lining of a similar colour and texture or decide on a contrasting colour with a luxury pattern, our tailoring specialists will be there to assist and offer their expert advice. These are just some examples of Waistcoat Alterations our tailoring experts can carry out:
Take in or Let out Waistcoat sides
Shorten Waistcoat length
Replace Waistcoat Back panel lining
Replace Waistcoat Buttons
Why choose us?
Our highly experienced and talented Savile Row trained Master Tailors will work on your Waistcoat for as long as it is required to make your Waistcoat perfect. We will focus on your needs and work with you on a one-to-one basis. This means that the same Master Tailor you see at your first fitting will attend to you during all your fittings, as well as work on your Waistcoat. As our Tailors have at least 20 years of experience, we can assure you that your Waistcoat will be in the best possible hands. This makes us the number one choice for anyone seeking the perfect fit.
Alterations Boutique is a VAT registered Limited company with a comprehensive insurance policy that covers your garment whilst it is in our possession. Unfortunately, there are individuals that have set up rogue businesses that do not pay tax, take cash only and do not have the correct insurance in place which means you and your garment have no protection. We are proud to be a British company that complies with all rules and regulations to provide peace of mind to our clients.
All of our team are qualified Master Tailors by trade. Despite being already qualified, the team have to undergo a rigorous Alterations Boutique training programme to demonstrate they perform work to our high standards. In addition, there is ongoing regular training to help the team master their skills.