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ALTERATION GUIDELINES

1). Lengthen OR shorten Sleeve Length

The sleeves of a suit should fall to the wrist, and show around a quarter-of-an-inch of shirt cuff beneath. If you find you find your sleeves aren’t finishing where they should be, this can be easily fixed by an alterations tailor. They will be able to lengthen or shorten the cuffs by about an inch.

 

 

2). Sleeve Slimming 

It’s not as simple as tapering your trousers, but your tailor can make the sleeves of your jacket slimmer. It’s a little more complicated (as there is usually lining to deal with), but it’s a great way to instantly improve the silhouette of your suit. ( Keep in mind your bicep when doing so, you don’t want it too tight that it tears when flexing ) 

 

3). Take in Jacket Waist 

Depending on our initial discussion , we have most likely left some room in your jacket. Or maybe you’ve lost weight or just have broad shoulders with a small waist, this alteration is perfect for transforming the overall look of your suit. Your tailor will take in the jacket through the side-seams, making sure it fits perfectly to your frame. Be careful not to go too slim, though. Remember, you still need to be able to move comfortably. Aim for being able to fit a closed fist between your jacket and shirt when the top button is closed.  

4). Taper Pant Leg / Hem Pant hem 

Tapering legs is a straightforward way to change trousers from baggy to fitted. The process involves slimming the trouser leg down from the mid-thigh/knee area to the break — getting rid of excess fabric and creating a new seam that sits closer to the body.

Whether or not you choose to hem your trousers will depend on how long you want them to be. We suggest opting for a very small break. The ‘break’ of a trouser is the degree to which the material bags on the top of your shoes. In an ideal world, your trousers should hang clean down to the bridge of your foot and sit neatly on top of your shoes.

 


ELLIS ESQ. SUIT CARE

A.Brush often Dry Clean Seldom

While dry cleaning is necessary,

it also shortens the life of your garment. While the wash will remove the food, dirt & particles from your garment, the solvent in the solution also wears away at the natural oils within the wool , along with the press, which adds an un natural shine to your garment.

 

A good brush and slight steaming is always best practice for the long gevity of your order.

 

B.Quality Hanger

A good shaped hanger plastic or wood will help preserve the shape and life of your garment.

There are many great hanger options out on the market , but of course I we have to give you our our top suggestion, and that being a CEDAR hanger.

Benefits Are:

  1. – Cedar acts as a natural Moth Repellant.
  2. – It absorbs residual natural moisture found on suits after wear.
  3. – Also provides a pleasant sent to your garment while in storage.

 

C. GARMENT BAGS

We have provided you with a Ellis ESQ Garment bag, great for transporting your order but also great for storage when not in use.