Mens Alterations - Restyling and Repairing Services from Alterations Boutique
Founded in 1983, Alterations Boutique Manchester has established itself as the leading specialists in Gentlemen's Alterations by setting a very high standard for fine alterations and tailoring in Manchester. For over 30 years we have been renowned for our meticulous attention to detail, fair and reasonable prices as well as outstanding customer service. As our highly qualified tailors are Savile Row trained, they only deliver the highest quality alterations by using traditional tailoring techniques. Our ability to work to a factory finish means that the finish of your garment will remain original including the stitchwork and the colour of threads.
Below are just some examples of the work we perform:
- Coat alterations
- Jacket alterations
- Shirt alterations
- Trouser Shortening
- Coat/Jacket relining
- Leather alterations
- Shearling alterations
- Zip replacement
- Wedding Suit alterations
- Morning Suit alterations
- Dinner Suit alterations
- Kilt alterations
- Tuxedo alterations
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Why choose us?
Our highly experienced and talented Savile Row trained Master Tailors will work on your garment for as long as it is required to make your garment perfect. We will focus on your needs and work with you on a one-to-one basis. This means that the same Master Tailor you see at your first fitting will attend to you during all your fittings, as well as work on your garment. As our Tailors have at least 20 years of experience, we can assure you that your garment will be in the best possible hands. This makes us the number one choice for anyone seeking the perfect fit.
With over 30 years' experience in suit alterations, Alterations Boutique Ltd have the expertise to alter your suit to perfection. As well as altering suits that don't fit you, we can re-style them to give them a more contemporary appearance. If you have a suit that hangs off you rather than compliments you, then let our Master Tailors re-cut your suit. The quality of work we provide is unlike any other. We pay close attention to ensure that the end result is a suit that has been tailor made for you. We ensure that every detail from the original suit is retained from the stitch patterns used to the colour of the thread. The result is a perfectly fitting suit without any hint that the suit has been altered. This meticulous attention to detail is what makes us unique.
Take in or Let out Suit jacket sides
Narrow Suit shoulders
Shorten / Lengthen Suit sleeves
Shorten / Lengthen Suit jacket
Adjust Suit lapel shape
Taper Suit trousers (Make them more narrow)
Take in or Let out Suit trouser waist
Shorten or Lengthen Suit trouser
Reline Suit Jacket
For trousers that are loose or tight on the waist we can quickly and effectively reduce or increase size by adjusting the centre back seam. After a fitting with our Master Tailor we can also determine the perfect shape of the seat and raise or let down the fork when necessary. For a closer fit and neater silhouette we taper (narrow) trousers either fully or partly. For a subtle taper we would remove excess fabric from the inside leg seam. For a more drastic change we can reduce the leg width by removing fabric from both the inside and outside leg seams. We shorten trousers by hand so that the stitching is invisible from the outside. We can replace belt loops with more traditional side adjusters by using excess fabric from the hem of the trouser.
Lower trouser waistband
Take in or let out Trouser waist and seat
Take in or let out Trouser waist, seat and fork
Shorten / lengthen Trouser with a plain hem
Shorten / lengthen Trouser with a turn up
Add tape to the Trouser hems
Take in / let out Trouser seams
Install a front Trouser lining
Fully line Trouser
Replace Trouser zip
Add Trouser brace buttons
Add Trouser belt loops
Add Trouser Side Adjuster
When shortening jeans, we are able to retain a pre-worn finish by cutting away the original hem and reinstating it at the required length. When tapering (narrowing) jeans, we pay close attention that the original stitching and thread colour is matched perfectly. We can also replace lost jean buttons and rivets.
Lower Jeans waistband
Take in or let out Jeans waist and seat
Take in or let out Jeans waist, seat and fork
Shorten / lengthen Jeans original hem
Take in / let out Jeans seams
Replace Jeans zip
Replace Jeans rivets
Replace Jeans buttons
Coat / Jacket Alterations
Our Master Tailor has the skills to alter your Coat or Jacket to achieve the perfect fit. To improve the fit of your coat or jacket we can take in the side seams or rear centre seam for a flattering fit. We can also shorten the length of your coat or sleeves ensuring the original stitch pattern, thread colour and any detail are matched perfectly. When shortening the sleeves of a coat we can offer two options. We can shorten from the crown (shoulder) or from the sleeve end. As professional tailors with over 30 years of experience, we would recommend shortening from the crown as the most effective way of achieving a flawless result. Working from the shoulder means that the cuff detail or ‘shams’ are not disturbed and consequently the design and proportions of the coat or jacket are retained as original. We can narrow or ‘chip’ the shoulders of a jacket or coat for a neater fit or add pads to define the silhouette or even out a dropped shoulder. A ripple of excess fabric across the back neck area or ‘Square back neck’ can be removed by simply opening the back neck and shoulder seam, lifting excess fabric and re-stitching as original for a more complimentary fit on the body. If your jacket or coat has a worn lining we can replace your existing lining with either a close resembling colour, or replace it with a colour of your choice adding more pockets or detail at your request. Zip replacement or buttons are of course basic alterations that we are happy to perform.
Take in or Let out Coat/Jacket sides
Narrow Coat/Jacket shoulders
Shorten / Lengthen Coat/ Jacket sleeves
Shorten / Lengthen Coat/Jacket
Adjust Coat/Jacket lapel shape
Replace Coat/Jacket Zip
Replace Coat/Jacket Buttons
If you do not like the general fit of your shirt there are a number of shirt alterations that are possible. Shirt sleeves can of course be shortened – you just take off the cuff, cut down the sleeve and reattach (this can even be done from the shoulder if you want to retain the length of the placket). But sleeves with double cuffs can also be lengthened slightly. Depending on the brand, there is at least half an inch of inlay, which can be sufficient to give you that crucial exposure of cuff at the end of a jacket’s sleeve. Darts can be added to the body of a shirt, to narrow it at the waist and – depending on the run – alter the hips and a little of the chest. This will remove any excess fabric which can be annoying and unflattering to your figure.
Add rear Seams for a fitted 'V' Shape
Narrow Shirt shoulders
Shorten / Lengthen Shirt sleeves
Shorten / Lengthen Shirt
Leather Alterations and Repairs
If your leather jacket does not fit you as it should or is ripped then we have the skills to alter or repair it for you correctly. It is important that leather alterations are always undertaken by professionals as leather alterations that are not performed correctly can ruin your garment and are nearly always irreversible. A tear or rip does not need to mean the end for a leather jacket or coat. Our skilled Tailors have the ability to replace panels and use specialised techniques to restore your leather jacket or coat to its original condition.
Take in or Let out the sides
Shorten / Lengthen sleeves
Shorten / Lengthen jacket
Adjust lapel shape
Reline jacket / coat
Tuxedo Alterations / Dinner Suit Alterations
A well-fitting Tuxedo or Dinner suit is going to look far better than an ill-fitting one made with a high quality material. With over 30 years' experience in Tuxedo Alterations and Dinner Suit Alterations, Alterations Boutique Ltd have the expertise to alter your Dinner Suit to perfection. As well as altering Dinner suits that don't fit you, we can re-style them to give them a more contemporary appearance. If you have a Dinner Suit that hangs off you rather than compliments you, then let our Master Tailors re-cut your Dinner suit. The quality of work we provide is unlike any other. We pay close attention to ensure that the end result is a Dinner suit that has been tailor made for you. We ensure that every detail from the original suit is retained from the stitch patterns used to the colour of the thread. The result is a perfectly fitting Dinner suit without any hint that the Dinner suit has been altered. This meticulous attention to detail is what makes us unique.
Take in or Let out the sides
Shorten / Lengthen sleeves
Shorten / Lengthen jacket
Adjust lapel shape
Taper Trousers (Make them more narrow)
Take in or Let out the trouser waist
Shorten or Lengthen trouser
Replace Satin on Lapels
Morning Suit Alterations
When it comes to wearing a Morning Suit, the fit should always be your priority; poor fit will quickly outweigh the advantages of even the most finely made garment. For over thirty years, we have provided each and every customer with the perfect fit. When performing your fitting, our master tailors recognise that each body type is unique and we have the expertise to find the best possible fit and style for each customer. This attention to quality and detail guarantees that whether we are giving your Morning Suit a slight tweak or performing extensive alterations, you will get very neat, precise and professional results. There are several key areas to focus on in terms of assuring that after a few alterations, you will have a beautifully tailored Morning Suit. This meticulous attention to detail is what makes us unique.
Take in or Let out Morning Suit sides
Narrow Morning Suit shoulders
Shorten / Lengthen Morning Suit sleeves
Shorten / Lengthen Morning Suit jacket
Adjust Morning Suit lapel shape
Taper Morning Suit Trousers (Make them more narrow)
Take in or Let out Morning Suit trouser waist
Shorten or Lengthen Morning Suit trouser
Replace Morning Suit lining
Replace Morning Suit Buttons
Replace Satin on Morning Suit Lapels
A waistcoat should be snug and fit close to the body. It should not be so tight that it pulls and it should cover the waistband of your trousers and never let any shirt show. We can take in the waistcoat and adjust the armholes to ensure the fit is tailored but not uncomfortable and if required, we can shorten the waistcoat too. We can also replace the back panel of lining with a similar colour or you can choose from hundreds of different colours from our lining books.
Take in or Let out Waistcoat sides
Shorten length Waistcoat
Replace Waistcoat Back panel lining
Replace Waistcoat Buttons
The Alterations Boutique Manchester is a VAT registered Limited clothing alteration company, with a comprehensive insurance policy that covers your garment whilst it is in our possession. Unfortunately, there are individuals that have set up rogue businesses that do not pay tax, take cash only and do not have the correct insurance in place which means you and your garment have no protection. We are proud to be a British company that complies with all rules and regulations to provide peace of mind to our clients.
All of our team are qualified Master Tailors by trade. Despite being already qualified, the team have to undergo a rigorous Alterations Boutique training programme to demonstrate they perform work to our high standards. In addition, there is ongoing regular training to help the team master their skills.