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 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.
Please note that once an item is altered, the suit will not be eligible for return.
Please read all the instructions below to best understand how to order your desired size.
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's 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.)
MEASURE YOUR HEIGHT:
Use the range of heights below to determine if you are a Short, Regular, or Long.
Keep in mind that some people prefer the look of a longer jacket and some a shorter jacket, so these are not set in stone.
SHORT (S) 5'4" TO 5'7"
REGULAR (R) 5'7 1/2" TO 6'1"
LONG (L) 6'1 1/2" TO 6'5"
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.
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.
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.