Note:Tailoring Tips are general guidelines for merchandise that can be purchased from Sam's Tailoring. These guidelines may be superseded by brand specific sizing which is posted on main designer pages when applicable.
Measuring for a Custom Tailored Shirt
We have provided two sets of instructions for measuring yourself for a custom tailored shirt. The first method, which gives the most accurateresults typically is having another person take your measurements. The second method is measuring from your best fitting shirt.
Does this sound familiar? Your dress shirt fits in the sleeves and collar but billows so much in the back and sides that you could smuggle a babyin it. Fortunately, we offer slim and athletic fits at Sam's CustomTailor.
The bottom of your tie should hit the middle of your belt buckle. It's that simple.
If the lapels bow or the jacket creases when you button up, your suit jacket is too small. Conversely, you don't want to be able to fit a Kevlar vest beneath your jacket. It should lie flat against your chest.Our master tailor sizes your jacket appropriately, and then keeps the paper cutting pattern.
Yoursuit sleeves should reach the crease of your wrist. Ideally, a smidgeof cuff should peak out. At Sam's Custom Tailor, we do it right.
Jacket Back Collar
No crease, no roll. Nice and smooth. Many tailors neglect the details that Sam's Custom Tailor will not overlook.
Your suit jacket should hug your shoulders. If the padding protrudes past them, the jacket is too big. Our master tailor tailors every suit to fit your needs.
A woman's figure can be described as hourglass ; the fit of a man's suit should not. You want something moderately tapered. And no matter how muscular you are, don't go too tight. Your jacket should drape, not constrict.
Two things to remember: If the back doesn't cover your butt, it's too short. If you're unable to cup your fingers around the hem when you straighten your arms, it's too long. This is very important at Sam's Custom Tailor.
Flat-frontpants should fit almost like jeans around your hips. Because they are typicaly cut slim down the leg, they need very little break above the shoe, and they need not be cuffed. Our master cutter measures the perfect length.
Just below the navel is how you want to wear them generally with cuffs and with a more generous break than flat fronts. Sam's Custom Tailor is proud to perfect these details.
Excessive dry cleaning deteriorates the fabric, instead spot clean it and have it professionaly steamed and pressed when necessary.
Three Button Suit
Button only the middle button.Never button your bottom button, no matter what kind of suit it is.
Should be dry-cleaned to prevent fading.