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What Does the Suit Tailoring Process Entail? August 27, 2018

Midtown East, Manhattan
What Does the Suit Tailoring Process Entail? , Manhattan, New York

A beautiful, high quality suit never looks flawless right off the rack. Suits require a seamless fit to look polished and professional, which is almost always attained via professional tailoring services. For the most flattering, streamlined fit, a professional tailor must take the following steps.

3 Steps to Tailoring the Perfect Custom Suit

1. Measure

To begin, the tailor will use fabric tape to take several measurements. To streamline the process, wear the best fitting shirt you own and the shoes you will wear most often with the suit. They will measure your neck circumference, chest width, waist, shoulder width, arm length, and leg inseam to ensure a seamless fit. They will take several more measurements on the upper and lower body, including ankle width and waistcoat length to maximize comfort and aesthetics.

2. Customize

custom suitNext, the tailor will discuss how you personally want the style to look and feel. For instance, some people prefer the ankle-grazing pants popularized on runways, while others want a more classic fit, in which the pants nearly touch the top of the shoes. Perhaps you want shoulders that make you appear slightly broader. If you have any special requests, a quality tailor will happily work with you to bring the vision to life.

3. Add Details

Maybe you love the color and material of the suit you selected, but not all the details. Fortunately, tailoring can make many aesthetic improvements, including swapping out buttons, changing cuffs, or adding pockets. For instance, perhaps you want to change gold buttons to something less flashy or add a vent to the back of the jacket. The choice is yours.


After the tailoring process, you will enjoy a well-fitted suit that will look amazing for years to come. Whether you need a new business suit or have a wedding to attend, head to Midtown Manhattan’s top tailor for impeccable craftsmanship and service. For more than 30 years, the friendly team from 6 Avenue Tailor has proudly stood by their 100% satisfaction guarantee. To learn more about custom tailored suits, visit the business online or call today at (212) 593-1925.

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