How to get a ready-to-wear suit altered

January 25th 2009

Fit is the most important thing about a suit. It can be cheap, it can be threadbare and it can be hideously patterned. But the man wearing it will always look better than his contemporary if it fits him well– and his contemporary’s does n...

How to get a ready-to-wear suit altered

Fit is the most important thing about a suit. It can be cheap, it can be threadbare and it can be hideously patterned. But the man wearing it will always look better than his contemporary if it fits him well– and his c...

Alterations and care - SuitsJanuary 25th 2009

Shorten your sleeves

August 14th 2008

I do not have short arms. In fact I’ve always thought them a little long if anything; average at the very least. Yet every suit I buy has arms that are an inch too long. Surely the rest of the male population with a 40-inch chest can’t ha...

Shorten your sleeves

I do not have short arms. In fact I’ve always thought them a little long if anything; average at the very least. Yet every suit I buy has arms that are an inch too long. Surely the rest of the male population with a 40...

Alterations and careAugust 14th 2008

How to look after your suits

August 2nd 2008

Many people look after their suits badly. This may seem obvious. After all men hang their suits on pegs, leave them on the floor after a day’s wear and occasionally bundle them into bags. For the most expensive piece of clothing a man owns, it ...

How to look after your suits

Many people look after their suits badly. This may seem obvious. After all men hang their suits on pegs, leave them on the floor after a day’s wear and occasionally bundle them into bags. For the most expensive piece o...

Alterations and care - SuitsAugust 2nd 2008

Change anything but the shoulders

January 1st 2008

There are so many things to say about how a suit fits. Here’s one, the simplest. Pretty much everything can be altered in a suit except the shoulders. Obviously the jacket cannot be lengthened; but the sleeves can be lengthened or shortene...

Change anything but the shoulders

There are so many things to say about how a suit fits.  Here’s one, the simplest. Pretty much everything can be altered in a suit except the shoulders. Obviously the jacket cannot be lengthened; but the sleeves can be...

Alterations and careJanuary 1st 2008