SIZING & FITTING


If you have any questions about choosing a size or fitting issues please feel free call or email us at:
info@alaindupetit.com
(628) 400-1341
PLEASE READ BELOW TO HELP ENSURE THE PERFECT FIT

Our suits are in a classic cut, which is noticeable in its liberal cut through the chest and waist, leaving you with plenty of room for comfort and flexibility. Your local tailor would be able to taper in the suit to your desired fit.
(If you prefer to have a slim-fitted fit, then we would recommend ordering the next size down.)

Please note that this recommendation does not apply to our suits that are marked "slim" in the size drop-down menu.

98% of all people who buy any suit will need alteration.
To ensure you have the perfect fit and look as great as you can, before you go out in your new suit, we’d recommend you find a good local tailor who can handle the standard alterations if needed.

If you’d like the suit to have more tapered and form-fitting look, your local tailor can always taper in the jacket and pants to your desired fit, as everyone’s body type varies.
Before an actual alteration is made, your tailor can let you know if the adjustment would fix the fit issues.
Please note that once an item is altered, the suit will not be eligible for return.
Suits and all clothing are prone to wrinkles and creases as a result of being shipped. It is recommended that customers have the suit steamed or dry-cleaned before wearing it.

SLIM FIT OR CLASSIC FIT SUIT?
Our suits are constructed in a classic cut. The suits can be worn as slim or regular fit depending on how you make your final alterations, as most people who buy a suit from any brand would need alterations done. To ensure you have the perfect fit, we'd recommend you find a good local tailor who can handle the standard alterations if needed, and your tailor can customize the suit to either a more relaxed modern fit or a tighter, more slim-fitted fit, ensuring you the exact fit of your choice.
HOW TO MEASURE YOURSELF
(and please read this entire page to best understand how to order your desired size)
First note to keep your body loose and relax, don't flex or hold anything in when measuring yourself. 

MEASURING YOUR CHEST:
Place the tape measure beneath the armpits and just above the nipples, and place two fingers under the center of your chest, also try to make the tape measure level. This measurement will be your jacket size.
(Our model here measures at 38" so he wears a 38" jacket.) 


MEASURING YOUR WAIST:
Note that your natural waist line might not match the waist size of the pants you are wearing. Wrap the tape measure around your waist—not your belly. To find your waist, you can hold 4 fingers below belly button and below that will be your waist. Don't let it be too loose, and don't squeeze it too tight. This will be your waist size.
(Our model here measures at 32" so he wears 32" pants.) 

Now that you have measured yourself, if we do not have the exact waist and chest size in combination that matches you we suggest that you purchase your suit according to your chest size and get the waist sized by your local tailor.
Please note that your local tailor could let out an extra 2” of fabric in the waist and 1/2” in the inseam if the pants you have ordered feel tight on you; up to 3” in the waist can be taken in by your local tailor if the pants feel loose.
A tailor can also taper in and shorten the entire suit to your desired fit.

JACKET QUESTIONS?
1) Sleeves are too long? Your tailor can take up the sleeves to any length that you’d prefer.
2) Sleeves are too short? There’s an extra 1 1/2” of fabric in the sleeves that can be let out.
If you need more than 1 1/2”, an experienced tailor can use the extra fabric from the bottom of the pants to lengthen the sleeves an additional 3” to 6”, depending on how much extra fabric is left after the bottoms are hemmed.
3) Too much room in the stomach area of the jacket? The sides of the jacket can be tapered in.


PANTS QUESTIONS?
1) The waist is too big? Up to 3” in the waist can be taken in.
2) The waist is too small? There is an extra 2” of fabric in the waist that can be let out.
3) The pants are too long? All of our pants come unfinished/unhemmed at 36” long. Your local tailor can hem the pants to your desired length.
4) The crotch/seat area is too tight? There’s an extra 1/2” of fabric in the inseam that can be let out.


ANOTHER COMMON QUESTION WE GET
THE JACKET SIZE I NEED DOES NOT COME WITH MY PANTS SIZE, WHAT DO I DO?
Our suits are sold in sets with the standard 6" size drop between the jacket and pants.
We are unable to mix and match sizes for any order and do not offer alterations.
AS A RULE OF THUMB: Base your suit size on the jacket size that fits you well and have the pants tailored if needed, as you will need to get the pants hemmed by your local tailor.
Our pants have extra 2” of fabric in the waist and 1/2” in the inseam that could be let out; or can be taken in up to 3” in the waist.
And the legs can be tapered in as much as you like if needed.


PURCHASING INDIVIDUAL JACKETS OR SUIT PANTS - SEPARATES
At this time we DO offer this option.
 Some of our suits are now sold in sets; as we do sell separates.
Click on our SEPARATES PAGE to create your own set or buy only a jacket or pants. 

If you have any fitting issues please first read this list of common issues that can be easily fixed by your local tailor below, and if you still have any questions about choosing the right size, please feel free call or email us at:
info@alaindupetit.com
(628) 400-1341