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How to Get the Best Suit with Suit Alterations December 26, 2017

Midtown East, Manhattan
How to Get the Best Suit with Suit Alterations, Manhattan, New York

If you really want to look good in a suit, you can’t just buy one off the rack. Suit alterations are the key to that sharp, professional look. But at the same time, just any suit and just any tailor may not get you the results you’re looking for.

To dress for success, consider the following factors:

  • Pick the Right Fit: While suit alterations can work miracles, there’s still a limit to what they can do. For example, if the jacket is too small, there probably isn’t enough fabric left in the seams to let it out. With this in mind, it’s important to choose a suit which already fits pretty well off the rack. Big is better than small, but the most important factor is actually the fit of the shoulders, since that’s the most difficult part of a suit jacket to alter.
  • Suit AlterationsPay Attention to Style: There are two aspects to consider when choosing a suit style. One is fashion trends, since you don’t want to wear something which looks dated or inappropriate for the setting. Pay attention to lapel shapes and sizes, buttons, and other small details to make sure they’re what you’re looking for. You also need to consider whether a design is difficult to alter—for example, functional buttons and buttonholes at the cuffs make it much more labor-intensive to shorten the sleeves.
  • Choose the Right Tailor: Simply put, the best results come from the best tailors. You might need to shop around to find the right company for your suit alterations. Choose someone who seems truly interested in quality and getting you the results you want. This way, you can be sure you’ll walk out of the shop looking great.

Custom alterations are a great way to add that extra touch to your appearance. There’s a lot you can do to make this process go smoothly and achieve great results. Choose the right suit and the right tailor to get the job done perfectly.


For the best Midtown tailor in New York, NY, go to 6 Avenue Tailor. Their commitment to quality and long experience ensures you’ll get exactly what you want from your custom-fitted clothing. Whether you need your jeans hemmed, suit alterations made, or your whole wardrobe updated, they’re up to the task. And with rush and same-day delivery, you can rest assured they’ll get you exactly what you need right on time. For questions, call (212) 593-1925, and visit them online to request an appointment today.

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