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Important Facts for Custom Tailoring Your Suit

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When attending a formal, special event or occasion, whether a festive dinner, a wedding, or a cocktail dance, everybody wants to look polished, sharp and their absolute best. The typical first step to accomplishing this is to go out and purchase a new, stylish suit. Though many suits look near to perfect on the rack, more times than not when you try it on, it simply does not hang well on your body type. Whether the pant legs are way too long, the suit jacket sleeves may hang over your hands, or the entire fit of the suit is simply far too large, custom tailoring can make all the difference in your fit.


Here at Jimmy’s Cleaners and Alterations our team of dedicated specialists is committed to providing the highest quality services to all our valued clients. When it comes to custom tailoring our experts want to understand what your specific needs are in our efforts to meet with the individual needs of all our clients. With that said, when you talk with our tailors it is important that you share with us all your concerns and all your expectations.

If your suit sleeves do not hit just above the cuff of your shirt, then chances are the sleeves are too long and our tailors will then need to bring up the sleeve somewhat. Typically, a suit sleeve that needs shortening will involve bringing up the sleeve about ¼ to ½ of an inch. If your suit pants are too long then surely you want to have them altered since pant legs that are too long are simply not a neat and fashionable look. There are a number of ways that our tailors can shorten the legs of your pants by way of our custom tailoring. We can cuff the pants to make them shorter, we can uncuff them to make them a bit longer, or we can taper pant legs or untaper them with either no break or a quarter, half or full break, whichever meets with your personal needs.

If your new pants are overall too big and far too loose fitting, we will measure your waistline and bring in the waist of the pant so that we can customize its overall fit to meet with your individual size and needs. If your pants end up being overall too small, this may be a somewhat difficult adjustment to make, but is certainly doable. Again, our tailors will take your proper waist measurement in our efforts to once again customize the fit of your pants to provide an ideal fit. More times than not suit pants are tailored with extra fabric located within the pants, which will allow our specialists to let out the waist of your pants anywhere from a half size to even sometimes a full size if need be.

No matter what your tailoring needs may be, it is important to communicate directly with our specialists and tailors and be specific with your needs and perhaps even why you feel the alterations are necessary. Our highly skilled and experienced tailors are on hand to answer any questions you may have and discuss any concerns you may have about your newly purchased suit and the custom tailoring needs you may have.


Here at Jimmy’s Cleaners and Alterations our team of specialists is steadfast in our efforts to meet the individual needs of all our customers and to do so with the highest level of professionalism and expertise. If you are in need of custom tailoring, then surely you have come to the right place. No matter what your tailoring needs may be, our team stands ready to serve you. Simply reach out to the experts here at Jimmy’s Cleaners and Alterations and we will take care of the rest. We have been recognized time and time again as your go to facility for all your dry cleaning and alteration needs as a result of our affordable, high-quality services that will simply not be matched by any of our competitors. Be sure to check out our weekly specials we offer and take advantage of our convenient pick up and drop off services as well. From our family to yours, we send along wishes for a very safe and prosperous New Year!

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