As a dry cleaning and tailoring service that performs suit alterations in Cape May County, we often encounter men who do not have much experience in suit alterations, and are therefore not sure what to expect from the process. If you are knew to the world of suit alterations, it is important to know a bit about its possibilities, limits and guidelines before you head to your local tailor.
Whether you just got a new job, are getting married soon or are simply interested in looking a bit sharper, suit alterations in Cape May County can open a lot of doors for you. Here’s what you need to know in advance:
- Preparation is important: Before your first suit alteration appointment, it is important that you have at least some idea of how you want your suit to look, as well as how to effectively communicate your vision. If you aren’t very fashion savvy, take some time to look through a few men’s magazines or style websites to help you get an idea of what you like. If all else fails, ask your most stylish friend for guidance.
- It’s all in the details: No matter how basic or elaborate your alterations may be, it all comes down to one thing: the quality of the stitch work. Before settling on a tailor, try perusing online reviews or asking friends for recommendations. The more detail oriented your tailor is, the better.
- Communication is key: As we mentioned before, you cannot count on your tailor to automatically understand what fit and style you want your suit to have. During your consultation, do not be afraid to speak up or ask questions if something is unclear. This is your time and money, and you deserve to walk away with a suit you love.
- Some things can’t be changed: Some tailors are able to work wonders, but when your suit has only so much fabric to work with, there are some alterations that simply are not possible, such as extending your sleeves two inches when the fabric is already being stretched thin. That said, if your tailor tells you they can’t do something, there’s no harm in getting a second opinion. But if the second tailor says the same thing, it might be time to consider buying a new suit.
- Proportion plays a role: Altering suits is not just about making sure everything fits; it is also about making sure the proportions look and feel right. For example, if you are shorter than the average man, your tailor can easily shorten your pant legs and jacket for you. But making the jacket pocket look well placed and the pants cinch in the right area might be a bit more difficult.
- In a pinch, do it yourself: If you find yourself getting dressed for a big occasion when a button pops off or your jacket sleeve rips at the seam, knowing the basics of sewing can help you out of a potential fashion emergency. If you do not know how to sew, take some time to learn, and keep a small sewing kit handy for short-term fixes.
If you are interested in suit alterations in Cape May County, feel free to get in touch with Court House Cleaners anytime.