Can you tailor a long suit to regular?

How many inches can a suit be altered?

If your suit jacket sleeves are not hitting where you would like, they can be altered to be longer or shorter. Typically, suit jackets have enough seam allowance to allow for 1 – 1.5” of added or reduced length.

How much longer is a long suit than a regular?

Long jackets measure 1 3/16″ longer in the sleeve length and body length than Regular jackets, while Short jackets measure 1 3/16″ shorter in the sleeve length and body length than Regular.

Can a suit be resized?

Well, depending on the number of changes you need, it is entirely possible that your suit can be resized. Clearly making suits smaller is a lot easier than making them larger but here are the options you have and what an experienced suit tailor like ours at Heaphys can do for you in most cases.

How much does it cost to have a suit altered?

It costs anywhere from $40-$400 for a suit to get tailored. This is a big range because it depends on how much tailoring is required and who you go to for tailoring. The local tailor will be a lot more affordable than a special, high-end tailor.

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Who needs a long suit?

Long fit suits are designed for men over 6’2”. These jackets have a body and sleeve length that’s 1-3/16” longer than the Regular fit jacket.

What does 40s mean in a suit?

Suit and sport coat sizes have one number and one descriptive word (for example, 38 short, 40 regular, 42 long). The number refers to your chest measurement, and the descriptive word refers to the length of the jacket.

How long does tailoring a suit take?

Expect in between six to eight weeks at most. If your tailor has many other clients, it can take a while to get the job completed. In the best-case scenario it may only take two weeks to get the job done. Make sure to plan ahead for at least a two-week allowance for the suit to get tailored.

How should a suit fit?

The seam that connects the shoulders to the arms of the jacket is a reliable indicator for fit. Basically, the seam should be at the edge of your shoulder, right where it slopes down to your arm. The shoulders on a suit should be flat and smooth. You don’t want any rumpled fabric or creases.

How much does it cost to tailor a suit UK?

We can also construct suits using your own cloth. To have us make a suit in cloth you supply, we charge £499 for a made-to-measure bespoke suit £999 for a fully-bespoke suit.

Starting Prices for Fully-Bespoke.

Service / Item Cost
Two-piece suit £999
Three-piece suit £1299
Shirt £140
Dinner Suit £1099