Your Fitting Appointments
At King & Allen, we offer two different ranges: fully-bespoke and made-to-measure. Depending on which range you choose, the number of fittings you come in for will vary. For our fully-bespoke range, you'll come in for a baste fitting, followed by a first proper fitting. For our made-to-measure range, you'll come in for a fitting once the suit is completed. For both ranges, if you're happy with the suit at your first proper fitting, you can take it home. If further adjustments are needed, our in-house tailor can do these and you'll come in for further fittings. We have a fit guarantee, meaning that we'll make sure your suit is fitting exactly how you want it.
For more information on the baste fitting, please see this blog piece.
Do I need to bring anything?
We'd suggest wearing a similar shirt or top and, if applicable, a similar bra to the one you'll wear with the completed suit. We'd also suggest wearing similar shoes. This allows us to assess how the jacket is fitting and how much shirt cuff is showing from under the jacket sleeve. It also allows us to see if the length of the trousers is right. The optimal length will allow for a single 'break' in the trousers (the fold or crease at the front of the trouser leg, above the shoe).
What happens at the first fitting?
We'll have your finished suit ready for you to try on. We'll ask you to stand with your hands at your sides, so that we can see how the suit fits. We'll ask you how the suit feels and if you have any concerns over the fit. We'll make sure to inspect the suit thoroughly, to make sure that it is draping in the right way. If we decide that some alterations may be necessary, we will pin the cloth in certain places or make marks with chalk. We will also take some photos of you in the suit, so that we have a record of how the suit looked after pinning. If alterations are necessary, we'll book you in for a follow-up fitting. If you decide to take your suit home, we'll provide you with a King & Allen suit bag for your garment and some aftercare advice.
If you have any questions about the fittings process, or if you'd like to have a chat with one of our consultants, please contact us today.
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