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Suit Jacket Alterations

Unless you’re extremely lucky with the fit of off the rack suit jackets or you get all of them made to measure, chances are you’re going to need some alterations. The good news is that when it comes to getting a suit jacket tailored, a little work goes a long way in terms dialing in fit.

Our suit jacket alterations covers the most common alterations – jacket length, sleeve length, chest, shoulders and collar – discusses how each should fit the individual and whether or not each particular alteration is worth the cost.

I’m often asked how much it costs to get a suit – or other basic menswear items – tailored. The answer?  it depends. Alterations and tailoring services vary depending on the tailor, their location and the quality of their services.

However, if one thing is certain, it’s that the cost associated with alterations is always money well spent.

Here is a general price list for common suit jacket/blazer, pants and shirt alterations.

Suit Jacket Alterations

  • Shorten/Lengthen Sleeves: $60
  • Shorten/Lengthen Sleeves (with functioning button holes): $150
  • Let Out/Take In Side Seams: $65
  • Let Out/Take In Back Seam: $55
  • Shorten Jacket: $75
  • Reduce Shoulders: $160
  • Reline Jacket: $200
  • Replace Pocket Linings: $25
  • Replace/Tighten Button: $2-5
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