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Standard Alterations

Alteration Specialists is among New York's highest rated full-service alteration companies. We have a team of industry-leading tailors to ensure that our clients' alterations are performed with the highest quality workmanship and superior techniques.

In this page, you will find information about the types of alterations we can perform and our starting prices. The below represents a small subset of the available alteration services we offer. If the job can be done, our team can almost certainly do it. We specialize in nearly all facets of tailoring and can help you with simple and complex alteration / tailoring needs. If you do not see the information for which you're looking, please contact us for more information. We are happy to assist!

*Please note that pricing is subject to change depending on the complexity (hand stitching), construction, layers, and material/fabrics of the garments being altered and is exclusive of our service fee, surcharges and/or fees for at-home and/or in-office tailoring. Please contact us via email or phone for more information.


Sleeves (Shorten / Lengthen) $55
Taper Sleeves $60
Center Seam In/Out $40
Taper Sides In / Out $50
Taper Sides with Blades $80
Raise Back $55
Shorten Collar $60 - $165+
Shorten Shoulder $165 - $185
Shorten / Lengthen Jacket $150 - $175
Adjust Sleeves from Shoulder $165


Plain Hem $18
Stitch Hem $25
Wide Hem 18"-24" $55
Hem with Cuff $25
Waist / Seat $45
Shape Seat/Crotch $45
Taper Knee Down with Hem $50
Taper Down with Hem $65
Re-Cut No Pleats $220
Re-Cut with Pleats $250


Basic Hem (*Pricing depends on the # of layers) $65+
Formal Dress Hem $120+
Taper Sides $65 - $90
Zipper $65+
Invisible Zipper $65+
Install Bra Cups $35+
Adjust Straps $25+


Regular Hem $25
Original Hem $35
Original Hem and Taper Knee Down $65
Original Hem and Taper Full Leg $85
Waist Adjustment $85


Shorten Sleeves $50
Add Darts $30
Taper Sides or Sleeves $50
Taper Sides with Sleeves $70
Shorten Hem $50


Taper Sides $50 - $70
Hem $55 - $150


Sleeves (Shorten / Lengthen) $35 - $40 each
Adjust Sleeves from Shoulder $100+
Shorten / Lengthen Coat $185 - $200+
Replace Zipper $140+


Basic Measurements $25
Specialty & Bridal Measurements $35


We offer reconstruction services on all types of garments Pricing upon request

Courier Service

Throughout Manhattan $35
1 Hour Rush Service Pricing and availability upon request
Outside Manhattan Pricing and availability upon request

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