How Much Does Tailoring Cost?

Tailoring is the process when clothing, such as suits, pants or a jacket, is made to be a different size or length to fit your body like a glove.   Since most clothing on the shelves generally does not fit like that glove, a tailor is going to make this happen — for a price of course.

The cost of tailoring will depend on the type of the clothing, what is going to be done, the amount of clothes that need to be tailored and the tailor/company.

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How much is it?

Type of AlterationPrice Range
Jacket - Adjust Shoulder$15 to $30 with no sleeves and $40+ with sleeves
Jacket - Shorten$30 to $110
Jacket - Shorten Sleeves$15 to $30 or $35+ with detailed cuff
Jacket - Slim$35 to $55
Pants - Adjust Waist$25 to $45
Pants - Hem$10 to $25
Pants - Slim the Leg$25 to $40
Shirt - Adjust sleeves$15 $15 to $25 with no sleeves or $50+ with sleeves
Shirt - Hem$15 to $30
Shirt - Shorten Sleeves$15 to $25 with no cuff or $30+ with cuffs
Shirt - Slim$25 to $40

What are the extra costs?

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