Waistcoat Alterations

The waistcoat is the slimmest garment in menswear and it is supposed to be cut with very little tailoring allowance as it is meant to have a very close fit. A well-tailored waistcoat “skims” the body without feeling too tight or showing any fabric pulling. There is typically an adjustable strap at the back to loosen the waistcoat, if required. If your waistcoat doesn’t not fit you correctly our Master Tailors will adjust the sides to ensure the waistcoat is snug and fits close to the body.

One of the most important elements of a well-fitting waistcoat is the length. It should fully cover the entire waistband of the trouser and never let any shirt fabric show in between. This means the trousers also need to be sitting on the natural waist. If you feel that the length of your waistcoat needs adjusting, visit us for a fitting and our Master Tailor will provide his expert opinion.


Take in / Let out Waistcoat sides

Shorten Waistcoat length

Replace Waistcoat Back panel lining

Replace Waistcoat Buttons

Replace Waistcoat lining