A tailor at any Men’s Wearhouse location can assist in altering or tailoring new purchases or clothing you currently own. Most alteration costs at Men’s Wearhouse are set at standard prices, and range from $8 to $65. If you’re looking for a custom-made suit, a Men’s Wearhouse tailor can work with you to create your ideal piece (though that will be much more expensive). Traditionally, the terms tailoring and alterations had different meanings — tailoring referred to clothing that is custom-fitted, and alterations referred to adjustments to clothing. Now, the terms are more interchangeable, as is the case at Men’s Wearhouse.

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Men’s Wearhouse Tailoring Cost

Alteration costs at Men’s Wearhouse will range in price depending on the adjustments needed (i.e., how much needs to be taken in or let out). Generally, the cost per alteration will range from $8 to $65. You will need to visit your nearest Men’s Wearhouse location for an exact price — as an in-store representative can better assess what needs to be done — but the general price breakdown below will give you a good idea of what to expect. Clothing items do not need to have been purchased from Men’s Wearhouse, and women’s alterations are also available.

Note: “Inside” refers to an alteration that needs to be done on the inside of a piece of clothing; “outside” refers to an alteration that can be done on the outside.

Sport Coats and Suit Jackets

  • Center seam
    • Inside: $12
    • Outside: $22
  • Change buttons
    • Inside: $8
    • Outside: $15
  • Close vent (each)
    • Inside: $14
    • Outside: $24
  • Deepen armhole
    • Inside: $15
    • Outside: $25
  • Elbow patch (each)
    • Inside: $10
    • Outside: $20
  • Holster patch
    • Inside: $30
    • Outside: $40
  • Lower collar
    • Inside: $18
    • Outside: $28
  • Pad shoulder (each)
    • Inside: $12
    • Outside: $22
  • Shorten coat length
    • Inside: $50
    • Outside: N/A
  • Shorten collar
    • Inside: $25
    • Outside: $35
  • Sides
    • Inside: $18
    • Outside: $28
  • Sides through blades
    • Inside: $30
    • Outside: $40
  • Sides with vents
    • Inside: $25
    • Outside: $35
  • Sleeves (lengthen with facing)
    • Inside: $22
    • Outside: $32
  • Sleeves (shorten or lengthen)
    • Inside: $17
    • Outside: $27
  • Sleeves (shorten and taper with new vent)
    • Inside: $36
    • Outside: $36

Dress Shirts and Vests

  • Dress shirt, add darts
    • Inside: $10
    • Outside: $20
  • Dress shirt, make short-sleeve
    • Inside: $7
    • Outside: $17
  • Dress shirt, shorten sleeves
    • Inside: $15
    • Outside: $25
  • Dress shirt, taper sides
    • Inside: $15
    • Outside: $25
  • Vest, add new back
    • Inside: $30
    • Outside: $40
  • Vest, shape chest
    • Inside: $6
    • Outside: $16
  • Vest, sides
    • Inside: $10
    • Outside: $20

Outerwear

  • Leather jacket, shorten sleeves (no cuff)
    • Inside: $20
    • Outside: $30
  • Overcoat, sleeves without lining (shorten or lengthen)
    • Inside: $20
    • Outside: $30
  • Overcoat, sleeves with lining (shorten or lengthen)
    • Inside: $25
    • Outside: N/A

Slacks

  • Add belt loops (make new)
    • Inside: $15
    • Outside: $25
  • Add belt loops (ready-made)
    • Inside: $5
    • Outside: $15
  • Add lining (full)
    • Inside: $65
    • Outside: N/A
  • Add lining (to the knee)
    • Inside: $5
    • Outside: N/A
  • Add or remove pleats
    • Inside: $65
    • Outside: N/A
  • Add suspender buttons
    • Inside: $10
    • Outside: $15
  • Bottom (plain or cuff)
    • Inside: $12
    • Outside: $22
  • Creaset® (permanent creases)
    • Inside: $10
    • Outside: $10
  • Crotch
    • Inside: $11
    • Outside: $21
  • Crotch lining
    • Inside: $15
    • Outside: $25
  • Crotch piece
    • Inside: $15
    • Outside: $25
  • Flatten hips
    • Inside: $13
    • Outside: $23
  • Jeans, original hem
    • Inside: $20
    • Outside: $30
  • Lower waistband
    • Inside: $35
    • Outside: N/A
  • New zipper
    • Inside: $12
    • Outside: $22
  • Re-cut pant (includes bottom)
    • Inside: $65
    • Outside: N/A
  • Remove belt loops
    • Inside: $5
    • Outside: $15
  • Shape seat
    • Inside: $11
    • Outside: $21
  • Shirt grippers
    • Inside: $15
    • Outside: $25
  • Taper leg
    • Inside: $15
    • Outside: $25
  • Waist-seat
    • Inside: $12
    • Outside: $22
  • Waist-seat-crotch
    • Inside: $18
    • Outside: $28

Women’s Clothing

  • All suit jacket and slacks alterations
    • Inside: Same price as men’s (above)
    • Outside: Same price as men’s (above)
  • Skirt hem (plain)
    • Inside: $20
    • Outside: $20
  • Skirt hem (plain with lining)
    • Inside: $25
    • Outside: $25
  • Skirt hem (pleated)
    • Inside: $25
    • Outside: $25
  • Skirt hem (pleated with lining)
    • Inside: $30
    • Outside: $30

Custom Suits at Men’s Wearhouse

Custom suits involve tailoring a suit to your body so that it fits perfectly. The cost of a custom suit starts at $395 and can go up in price based on your fabric choice, suit additions (pockets, buttons, etc.), and necessary turnaround time. A premium, custom suit typically takes five to seven weeks, but it can be completed in as little as three weeks, if necessary.

To be fitted for a custom suit, you will need to go to your nearest Men’s Wearhouse store and meet with a tailor, who will help you choose from more than 150 fabrics and various silhouettes and styles. You can then select from a plethora or custom details, including — but not limited to — buttonholes, stitching type, lining, and thread color.

When You Tailor with Men’s Wearhouse…

Keep in mind the following guidelines and guarantees when working with Men’s Wearhouse for your tailoring needs:

  • One-time charge: At Men’s Wearhouse, you will only be charged once for the work done to your clothes. Once a seam is altered, you are guaranteed free re-alterations on that particular seam, within limitations of the clothing item.
  • Satisfaction: If you are not satisfied with the fit, quality, or fabric of an item purchased or altered at Men’s Wearhouse, you may return your purchase within 90 days of the original sale with receipt.
  • Same-day hemming: Same-day hemming is available at Men’s Wearhouse if you purchase slacks in-store. Sometimes, this can even be done while you wait. Other basic alterations can generally be taken care of within 24 hours of your request.
  • Shop online, alter in-store: If you purchase an item online that needs to be altered, bring your garment to your nearest Men’s Wearhouse store.
  • Free lifetime pressing: When you shop at Men’s Wearhouse (in-store or online), you have access to free, lifetime pressing on all slacks, sport coats, suits, and tuxedos.
  • Allow time for the in-store alteration process: Should you choose to get some tailoring done, you will need to visit a tailor in-store who will work with you to ensure your desired alterations are taken care of. This may take some time, as you will likely need to try on the garment while the tailor makes notes and adjustments.

In Summary

Alterations to your new or favorite clothing items can be made easily at Men’s Wearhouse. Head to your nearest location to work with an on-site tailor. Prices for alterations generally range from $8 to $65. Men’s Wearhouse also offers custom-made suits starting at $395. With a satisfaction guarantee and free lifetime pressing, Men’s Wearhouse’s tailoring services are worth checking out.