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Unless you’re lucky with the fit of off-the-rack suit jackets or you get all of them made to measure, chances are you’re going to need some suit alterations.

Buying a well-fitting suit is only the first step. When the alteration is done properly, it will not only take your suit to the next level but maximize that suit’s potential to make you look awesome. At Nadia Lef in Toronto, we specialize in high-quality men’s alterations and suit repairs. To give you peace of mind that your altered suit will be exactly as you envisioned, we offer a satisfaction guarantee and will ensure that your garment will be altered again for free if you’re not happy with the result.

We offer tuxedo & suit alterations services and we can alter almost all parts of your suit set, such as:

  • Jacket Shoulders
  • Jacket Length
  • Sleeves Adjusting
  • Suit Pants Hem
  • Pants Rise
  • Waist & Leg Width

Formal Men's Clothing Alterations Tailor

Fixing your work or business suits and achieving a good fit is important. It is a great investment that can improve your image and can make you feel comfortable. It has an impact on the way you look, the way you stand, and the way you walk.

The best way to understand your style is to discuss all the details in person and see the suit on you to find all alterations that should be done. 

This way we ensuring the perfect fit by combining your vision with our high level of tailoring skills and experience. At the end of the day, they’re your suits and it’s your money you’re investing, so the whole process should be done wisely.

The first step of your suit alterations is to visit our store in Toronto and to try both the jacket and pants. To ensure that you end up with a perfect fit, it is really important to bring with you the shirt you would normally wear and your shoes so that your pants can be tailored to the precise length.

To make it fit perfectly and make sure it looks great, we should focus on five areas of suit alterations. The shoulders, the collar, the waist, the sleeves and the pants. 

A great fitted suit or tuxedo jacket is a delicate balancing act between the shoulders, chest and arms. The padding in the shoulder should align with your shoulder and create a straight line from the collar to the sleeve.

In other words, if the suit jacket is too wide, then the shoulder doesn’t fill out and if it is too narrow it will pull the fabric and you won’t feel comfortable. The tight shoulder can pull across the top of the tuxedo jacket and create a gap between the shirt collar and jacket’s collar.

Without a doubt, the suit jacket’s collar can make the difference or break the look, so we need to pay extra attention to those parts.

When you return to the store to pick up your suit, you will have the chance to try it on again, stand in front of a mirror and look for final adjustments. It is absolutely necessary especially if you ordered multiple adjustments.

The suits should fit perfectly. It should lay flat across your chest comfortably without any indication of pull across your waist and should have no visible bulges or ripples in the fabric.

The dress pants should fit comfortably in the waist, the seat should drape without any pull or droop, and the cuff should fall exactly where you intended. If there are any imperfections, alert the tailor and have the minor adjustments made to perfect the suit’s fit.

Learn more about the repair process and discover the different alteration services we can offer to you. In the meantime, you can also check the 6 Rules for a Perfectly Tailored Suit.

A lot will depend on the complexity of the required suit alteration dress.

Usually, it takes around 2-3 weeks to alter your suit jacket and 1-2 weeks to hem your pants.

It is always good to have some extra time, so we can have a least 1 extra fitting in case something needs to be fixed.

Finally, we do offer Rush Fittings & Alteration, which may be subjected to a rush fee.

Find the starting Prices for ALL the suit alterations service on our website

Suit Alterations services cost vary depending on the particular level of tailoring skills and the level of expertise requiring to accomplish properly the alteration. 

Our main alteration services are Jacket Shoulders repair, Sleeves Adjusting- Narrowing, Shortening & Lengthening, Adjusting Jacket Length, Pants Hem, Adjust the Waist & Leg Width, and Pant Rise Alteration.

To make the suit alterations process easier, we provide a FREE consultation with our suit tailor, to our clients in Toronto (Etobicoke, North York), Vaughan, Woodbridge, Mississauga and other GTA regions.

Business Suit & Tuxedo Alteration Prices


Below you can find all the suit coat and suit pants alteration services we provide. Whether there is an easy suit alteration that you should expect to make when buying a suit or a complex one where you need a professional tailor to complete it. 

Simply choose the part you want to alter and find the detailed pricing. 

Move Buttons$10
Remove Buttonholes Imitation $10
Replace Button Set$20
Close/Remove/Shorten Pocket$15
Make Inside Pocket/Reset Pocket$20
Shoulder Pad$18
Blade Pads$19
Raise & Shorten Back$35
Replace Collar Felt (Shatnez)$42
Narrow Shoulders $58
Narrow Shoulders/Shorten Sleeve from Top$78
Center Seams In/Out$20
Center Seam with Vent In/Out$20
Close Double/Center Vents$20
Sides w/o vents In/Out$25
Sides front only- In$25
Sides Thru Double Vents In/Out$30
Sides Thru Armholes In/Out$30
Sides Thru Armholes/Vents Comb In/Out$40
Remove Imitation Buttonholes$8
Plain (Shorten/Lengthen)$35
Replace Sleeve Lining$40
Vented (Shorten/Lengthen)$45
Fancy (Shorten/Lengthen)$52
Shorten Double Faced$64
 Shorten From Top$75
Underarm Shields$20
Reattach Piping$24
Elbow Patches$25
Deepen Armholes$32
Shorten Suit Coat$53
Replace Lining$116+material
Plain (Shorten/Lengthen)$20
Cuffs (Shorten/Lengthen)$20
Plain Topstitch (Shorten/Lengthen)$20
Pants in Short/Hem Short$20
Remove Zippers (Shorten/Lengthen)$28
By Hand$28
Jeans- Reattach Original Hem$30
With Knit Cuffs (Shorten)$30
Stirrups/Elastic/Zippers (Shorten)$34
Jeans Fancy- Reattach Original Hem$38
Reset Zippers (Shorten/Lengthen)$43
Double Faced Fabric (Shorten)$60
Taper Legs$25
Sides w/o pockets (In/Out)$30
Sides w/ pockets (In/Out)$40
Crotch Lining$20
Half Lining$54
Pockets Remove/Shorten$15
Make Inside Pocket$24
Replace Zipper $35
Remove Belt Loops Topstitch$6
Create belt loops$12
Remove Belt Loop on Seam$13
Seat Plain Seam (In/Out)$14
Seat With Topstitch (In/Out)$16
Waist Split Waistband$20
Thigh (In/Out)$20
Waist Remove Waistband (In/Out)$30
Lower Half Waist$30
Lower Full Waist$54

***Please note that these are the starting prices and in order to give you an accurate quote, we need to see the suit on you. 

Suit Alterations services cost vary depending on the particular level of tailoring skills and the level of expertise requiring to accomplish properly the alteration. The greater the level of complexity, degree of craftsmanship and time required to perform the alterations, the greater the cost.

It’s also important to know whether the suit alterations can or can’t be done. We can do a lot, but we can’t fix everything.

When purchasing a new suit jacket you have to make sure that if the size is not ideal, at least it is close to ideal.

There are some parts, such as the shoulders or the length of the jackets that have many limitations such as the amount of fabric inside that is available or just can’t be altered.

These limits will tell us how much we can tailor the suit, as we have to make sure to balance the proportion of the garment and re-shape the connecting pattern pieces in order to achieve the desired result.

The shoulder pads in your jacket should perfectly align with your shoulders. In theory, you can extend or take in the shoulders, depending on the limitations that every jacket has. In general, the more you take-in or let-out the shoulder, the more you have to restructure the suit as it will affect the sleeves or the chest.

There is nothing worse like a shirt sleeve that has been swallowed up by an extra-long jacket sleeve or having a too-short sleeve that exposes the entire cuff of the shirt.

Your jacket sleeve must be not too long, not too short, but just right. After the alteration you will see that when you let your arms hang naturally and the suit jacket handcuff rests just above the base of your palm, revealing about a quarter-inch of your shirt cuff.

In most cases, sleeves may be the easiest part of a jacket to change and the main limitation is the available fabric in the sleeve head and the buttonholes. In order to shorten the sleeves properly, the best option is to shorten them from the shoulders, keeping this way the functionality of the buttonholes. The other option the tailor has is to shorten them from the hem. On the other hand, the only option for lengthening the sleeves is to adjust them from the hem.
Finally, as for sleeves narrowing, we have to see if the construction of the jacket allows this to be done.

It is possible to shorten the jacket by a small amount. When shortening the jacket, the most important is to keep the balance of the pockets and the bottom. On the other hand, jackets can’t be made longer, as there isn’t enough fabric to exploit.

Suit pants with extra-long length will destroy your style and that is why getting your pants hemmed is something that every guy should consider. Hemming your pants is a simple and inexpensive alteration. We can ensure to get exactly the pant break you want, whether you want to lengthen or shorten your hem.

You can choose between different breaks. No break is when the hem of your pants doesn’t touch the shoe at all, the half break is if you see a slight dent in the front and the full break is if you have a noticeable dent in the front of the pants but none in the back.

Your pants can be taken in at the waist easily. On the other hand,  to let out at the waist you need to take into consideration the limitation of the available fabric at the seam. To see how much room you have, just check on the inside of your pants.

As for the leg width, legs cannot be made larger, but they can easily be tapered, especially from the knee to the bottom.

Finally, depending on how much we will take in or let out the waist or legs, we might also need to alter the rise.

A trousers rise is the distance between the middle of the crotch seam to the top of the waistband. The rise is the most difficult to change as it requires removing the waistband and replacing the zipper as well. It’s not a common alteration, but sometimes it is an important one.

Final Thought & Suit Alterations Guarantee

A couple of alterations can make a huge difference to the overall look and the trick is to buy a suit that is close to the ideal fit to minimize the work that needs to be done. However, when the alteration is done properly it’s always money well spent as it will make you look and feel great.

Not all alterations and tailoring services are cheap, and some may not even be worth it. In that case, we need to see the suit on you, so we can give you the best solution and of course, the consultation for all the kind of clothing repair is free of charge.


Choose the best-reviewed professional Tailor for Highly Specialized Suit Alterations in Toronto. Now serve Etobicoke, Mississauga, North York! We will provide you with the best men’s suit alterations and will make sure that you look and feel great.

Our Review


I recently found out about Nadia being close by in the area. I had some nice t-shirts that required to be altered. Nadia made the perfect alterations that were done with care and quality. Her service was also done promptly and it was a pleasure to behave her tailor my clothes. Will definitely come back for other pieces of clothes to be tailored.
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Jimmy D.
Over the years I lost a lot of weight and my business suits and pants did not fit. Their style was also outdated. Nadia altered my suits and pants not only so they fit, but she modernized them for the current trends. Really good quality alterations and reasonably priced. I am happy to recommend Nadia’s services to anyone in need of alterations.
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Vijay S.
Highly recommended! Nadia altered three suits to my size, reducing and pulling in the materials. Nadia took careful measurements of each suit and recommended the changes. She has a keen eye for understanding exactly what a client is looking for. Her service was prompt, expertly crafted, and after we tried on the altered pieces, she performed additional adjustments to ensure the suits looked perfect.
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Dustin S.
Nadia did a great job with alterations on two of my suits. Fast and reliable.
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Mario A.
Good quality of work. Really nice!
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Thanks for the suit alterations. I am really happy with the quality and of course the price.
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Akhil R.
Thank you for your service and clothing alterations. I like the final result.
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Ngoc M.
Was in a big rush when I found Nadia and her atelier. She understood my request by making the correct adjustments to my wedding suit. Very fascinating and much appreciated fast service!
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Mihalis A.
Nadia is the consummate professional. I had a number of items to be adjusted and she was perfect in the execution of everything. She did it quickly and did it exactly how I wanted and couldn’t avast for a better result. I would highly recommend her.
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Michael H.
Nadia is an excellent tailor. She makes helpful suggestions and gets the job done efficiently and in no time. I will be definitely using her tailoring services in the near future. Highly recommend Nadia Lef.
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Bashir P.
I am very happy with my custom shirts. Nadia is very fast, and the work is very high in quality. Will be coming back for sure.
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Maks M.
You guys are amazing. I was looking for alteration specialists like you for a long time…..keep up the great work…
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Omar T.