NLefashion ☑️ Menswear & Suit Alterations in Toronto
When the alteration is done properly, it will not only make your suit look amazing, but will also take your look to the next level.
Premium Suit Alteration Shop in Toronto
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. At NLefashion, 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.
Our primary goal is to ensure that your clothing fits flawlessly and our skilled and experienced in-house tailors pay close attention to the unique body shapes and proportions of each client. By doing so, we guarantee that your clothing will not only fit flawlessly but also enhance your overall appearance and boost your confidence.
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
Everything You Need To Know About Your Suit Alterations
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 needs is to discuss all the details in person with our tailor in Toronto and see the suit on you to find all alterations that should be done. This way we can ensure the perfect fit by combining your vision with our high level of tailoring skills and experience.
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 the jacket’s collar.
Without a doubt, the suit jacket’s collar can make a difference or break the look, so we need to pay extra attention to those parts.
To make the suit alteration process easier, we provide a FREE consultation with our tailor in Etobiccke. We accept by appointment only, and you are more than welcome to book an appointment online prior to visiting our Tailor Shop.
Our free consultation takes 15-20 minutes and we will have the chance to see the apparel on you and provide you with an estimate. If you require pinning of the apparel, there is an additional fee that is waived if you decide to proceed with us.
|✓ Suit Shoulders Alterations||$58- $78|
|✓ Jacket Sleeves Alterations||$30- $75|
|✓ Suit Pants Hemming||$20- $38|
|✓ Shirt Sleeves Alterations||$20- $56|
In general, suit alterations services cost vary depending on the particular level of tailoring skills and the level of expertise required to accomplish properly the alteration.
You can find below the starting Prices for ALL the suit alterations services we provide.
A lot will depend on the complexity of the required suit alteration and it usually 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.
Men's Suits 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.
Coat, Blazer & Suit Jacket Alterations Prices
|Remove Buttonholes Imitation||$10|
|Replace Button Set||$20|
|Make Inside Pocket/Reset Pocket||$20|
|Raise & Shorten Back||$35|
|Replace Collar Felt (Shatnez)||$42|
|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|
|Replace Sleeve Lining||$40|
|Shorten Double Faced||$64|
|Shorten From Top||$75|
|Shorten Suit Coat||$53|
Suit Pants Alterations Prices
|Plain Topstitch (Shorten/Lengthen)||$20|
|Pants in Short/Hem Short||$20|
|Remove Zippers (Shorten/Lengthen)||$28|
|Jeans- Reattach Original Hem||$30|
|With Knit Cuffs (Shorten)||$30|
|Jeans Fancy- Reattach Original Hem||$38|
|Reset Zippers (Shorten/Lengthen)||$43|
|Double Faced Fabric (Shorten)||$60|
|Sides w/o pockets (In/Out)||$30|
|Sides w/ pockets (In/Out)||$40|
|Make Inside Pocket||$24|
|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|
|Waist Remove Waistband (In/Out)||$30|
|Lower Half Waist||$30|
|Lower Full Waist||$54|
Shirts Alterations Prices
|Make into Short Sleeves||$20|
|Sleeves w/ Plackets- Move & Shorten||$25|
|Sleeves w/o Moving Plackets Shorten||$20|
|Sleeves Plain w/o Plackets- S/L||$20|
|Wide Straps Shorten||$32|
|Spaghetti Straps Shorten||$20|
|Shoulders- Raise w/ Sleeves||$56|
|Shoulders- Raise w/o Sleeves||$43|
|Shoulders- Raise Sleeveless with Detail||$50|
|Shoulders- Narrow w/ Sleeves/Neckline/Detail||$56|
|Sides Thru Armholes Sleeveless Top-In||$30|
|Sides Thru Armholes with Sleeves- In||$42|
|T-Shirt Plain- Shorten||$20|
***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 required 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.
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.
How many sizes can a suit be altered?
A suit can typically be altered by about one to two sizes. NLefashion’s skilled tailors can adjust the suit’s waist, shoulders, and sleeves to achieve the desired fit. However, the extent of alteration depends on factors such as the suit’s construction, fabric, and style.
Can you tailor a large or oversized suit to a small one?
Tailoring an oversize suit to a smaller size is possible to some extent, but it has limitations. Our skilled tailor can assess the suit’s design, proportions, and available seam allowances to determine the feasibility of such alterations. Reducing the suit size significantly may result in certain design elements, such as pockets or patterns, becoming imbalanced or compromised.
Can you tailor a suit up one size?
In some cases, it may be possible to tailor a suit up one size, depending on the suit’s construction and available seam allowances. We will evaluate the suit’s design and fabric to determine the feasibility of such an alteration. However, it’s important to note that altering a suit up in size may have limitations and could impact the overall fit and proportions of the suit.
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.
Through the years, we had the chance to alter suits, coats, jackets and tuxedos from many different designers and brands. Below you can find some of our projects:
- Agnona Jacket
- Alexander Mcqueen Wool & Silk Blazer
- Allsaints Wool Overcoat
- Alton Lane Stretch Wool Tuxedo
- Ami Alexandre Mattiussi Cotton Coat
- Amiri Jacket
- Atelier Munro Slim Fit Suit
- Balenciaga Oversized Wool Coat
- Balmain Wool Blazer
- Boglioli Slim Fit Wool Blazer
- Boss Trim Fit Wool Tuxedo
- Bottega Veneta Oversized Wool Jacket
- Brunello Cucinelli Wool Suit
- Bugatchi Regular Fit Coat
- Burberry Mid Trench Coat
- Canali Classic Fit Wool Suit
- Corneliani Wool Jacket
- David Donahue Classic-Fit Wool Tuxedo
- Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Tuxedo Suit
- Dries Van Noten Wool Coat
- Dsquared2 Tuxedo Suit
- Eleventy Wool Coat
- Emporio Armani Wool Suit
- Ermenegildo Zegna Wool & Silk Suit
- Etro Wool Suit Jacket
- Fear Of God Oversize Blazer
- Giorgio Armani Wool Suit
- Givenchy Slim Fit Wool Coat
- Gucci Suit Jacket
- Hackett Wool Suit
- Hart Schaffner Marx Classic-Fit Stretch Wool Suit
- Herno Wool Blend Coat
- Hickey Freeman Classic-Fit Wool Tuxedo
- Hugo Slim Fit Wool Suit
- Isabel Marant Men’s Coat
- Isaia Wool, Linen, Silk Jacket
- Jack Victor Wool Suit
- Jil Sander Wool Jacket
- Kiton Cashmere Suit
- L.B.M. 1911 Wool Jacket
- Loewe Jacket
- Loro Piana Cashmere Overcoat
- Mackintosh Wool & Cashmere Topcoat
- Maurizio Baldassari Cotton-silk Jacket
- Moncler Shirt Jacket
- Neil Barrett Wool-blend Suit
- Paul & Shark Cashmere Overcoat
- Ralph Lauren Velvet Blazer
- Reiss Wool Suit Jacket
- Saint Laurent Wool Tuxedo Jacket
- Samuelsohn Wool Coat
- Sease Jacket
- Suitsupply Wool Suit
- Ted Baker Trim Fit Wool & Mohair Tuxedo
- Thom Browne Wool Twill Suit
- Tom Ford Tuxedo Jacket
- Valentino Suit Jacket
- Veilance Wool Blazer
- Versace Wool Blend Suit Jacket
- Z Zegna Silk Suit
1) Know Your Style
Before taking anything in, think about what style you are trying to achieve. The way that your clothes fit should reflect what sort of impression you want to leave with people when they see you wearing them.
2) Know What Fits You Best
Clothing should skim your frame without hugging it too closely, but also not hanging loosely from the body. Experimenting with different styles will help you find what works best for your shape and height – and in turn, that knowledge can really help when you’re looking to get something tailored.
3) Learn What’s Too Tight & Loose
To know when something fits properly, you need to know what a proper fit looks like in the first place. Be sure your clothes aren’t too tight or loose before taking them in to make sure that they actually do need altering and not just hung on a hanger incorrectly! Trying them on when making the purchase, if you are able to do so, is also a great way to figure out this sort of information.
4) Get the Right Fit in the Shoulders
Getting properly fitted shoulders will allow you to have better fitting everything else so it is worth spending time on them. The front should be higher than the back, making sure that your chest doesn’t show in the V shape in between your arms in most cases.
5) Have Your Waist Taken In
Having excess fabric around your waist makes you look bigger everywhere else – and once again, not flattering with tops or jackets. Knowing when it’s too tight can also be hard to determine, however, so be sure you’re looking at a mirror or taking someone else’s word for it!
6) Make Sure the Pants Don’t Sag
When you sit down, do your pants immediately start sagging? That means they are too long and will need to have their length adjusted. Having too much fabric bunching up around your ankles is also a bad look. Keep this in mind when buying new pieces as well – perfectly fitted pants with a cuff will always look better than slightly longer ones that drag along the floor behind you.
7) Pay Attention to Lining & Details
There are some cases where having something repaired rather than simply shortened can make a huge difference. Look for fabrics that are improperly sewn together, or if the lining isn’t properly attached to garments, anything like this can be very distracting when you’re wearing them, so do your best to avoid them in the first place!
Absolutely and below you can find some other men’s clothes we had the chance to alter and of course achieve the perfect result.
- 1017 Alyx 9sm Tee
- Acne Studios Topcoat
- Andrew Marc Topcoat
- 34 Heritage Men’s Slim Fit Jeans
- 7 For All Mankind Straight Leg Jeans
- Berwich Dress Pants
- Bode Button-up Shirt
- Blank NYC Suede Jacket
- Brooks Brothers Classic Fit Dress Shirt
- Brownstone Blend Cardigan
- Calvin Klein Slim Fit Jeans
- Casablanca Men’s Shirt
- Citizens Of Humanity Slim Fit Jeans
- Closed Cashmere Long Sleeve Polo
- Commas Short-sleeve Shirt
- Corridor Cardigan
- Craig Green Shirt
- Eckhaus Latta
- Emanuel Berg Shirt
- Eton Slim Fit Silk Shirt
- Heron Preston Carpenter Jeans
- Jacob Cohen Slim Fit Jeans
- Junya Watanabe Button-up Shirt
- Jw Anderson Shirt
- Kenzo Hoodie
- Marine Serre
- MCQ Shirt
- Missoni Robe
- Off-white Men’s Cardigan
- Officine Generale Cotton Cardigan
- Our Legacy Straight Leg Jeans
- Palm Angels Knit Sweatshirt
- Raf Simons
- Rhude Cotton Hoodie
- Sacai Sweater
- Settefili Cashmere Cardigan
- Stone Island
- Vaquera Trousers
- Visvim Pants
- Wales Bonner
- Zanella Trousers
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.
Our main alteration services include:
- Jacket Shoulders
- Narrow the Sleeves
- Shorten the Sleeves
- Lengthen the Sleeves
- Reduce the Shoulder Width
- Replace the Buttons
- Suppress the Waist
- Adjust Jacket Length
- Hem the Pants
- Alter the Chest
- Take In Suit Jacket
- Let Out Suit Jacket
- Fix Shoulders Divots
- Adjust Pants Length
- Adjust Pants Waist & Leg Width
- Narrow the Legs
- Change the Zipper
- Adjust the Rise
- Replace Cuffs & Collars
- Shorten Torso Length
- Slim the Fit
Jacket Shoulders Adjustments
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.
Sleeves Adjusting- Narrowing, Shortening & Lengthening
There is nothing worse than a shirt sleeve that has been swallowed up by an extra-long jacket sleeve or 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.
Adjusting Jacket Length
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 lengths 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.
Adjust the Waist & Leg Width
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.
Alter Pant 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 kinds of clothing repair is free of charge.
NLefashion: Suit Alteration Experience & Expertise You Can Trust!
With decades of experience, NLefashion is your go-to local tailor shop for expert suit alterations. Our team of skilled professionals has successfully transformed numerous suit jackets and pants, combining technical expertise with creative vision. Check out our reviews and trust us with making your suit fit flawlessly.
Q&A From Our Customers
I have a couple of suits that need to be altered. I mainly need to narrow the shoulder, shorten sleeves on the suit jackets, adjust the pants length and shirt sleeves.
Do I just show up or do I need to book an appointment?
We accept by appointment, and you can schedule it online at the day and time that works best for you on our website.
I’m getting married in July and ordered a custom suit online. It arrived today, but the fit is not quite there (it’s close). We need to lengthen the sleeves and take in the suit pants.
I need it in 2 weeks, so I checked your appointment schedule and there is nothing available until then. Is there any chance you offer a rushed service for an extra fee?
We can definitely try to help you with your wedding suit, but we need to see it first on you and find all the alterations that should be done. If it’s possible, then the alterations will be subject to a rush fee.
Please let us check our schedule and try to make some adjustments to our schedule.
I wanted to alter a suit that I bought online. I have a suit jacket that I need to be taken in, and I have pants that need hemming and also need to be taken in from the bottom.
How much would it be and How can I schedule an appointment with you to take those measurements?
We can definitely help you with your suit and you can find the starting prices for every service on our website.
Of course, in order to give you the exact prices, we have to see the suit on you and find the alterations that should be done.
You can book an appointment on our website and visit us at the day and time that works best for you.
My fiancee and I both require alterations in our wedding attire. The wedding is in 2 months.
I have a suit that I would like to have fitted and my fiancee has a gown that requires alteration.
Of course, you are more than welcome to come together.
I live in your area and require alterations to a coat and suit. I need to have the sleeves shortened on the coat.
The suit requires pant and sleeve shortening.
Please advise of the estimated cost to complete the above and a convenient time wherein I may come in to try the garments on and have you note and mark the details for alteration.
You can find the starting prices on our website.
Of course, in order to provide you with the final price, we have to see the construction of the suit and the alterations that should be done.
I have a pair of pants that I am looking to be hemmed, tighten legs, and taper the bottom, and also a top that I am looking to have altered.
We do all kinds of men’s wear alterations, so we can definitely help you with your pants and shirt.
Correct Sleeve Length
Proper Pants Break & Length
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