Kinds of Common Clothing Alterations
Sometimes the line between alterations and damage repair is a fine one. The inner lining of many leather coats will end up wearing away before the leather actually does, and we receive many requests to that effect. We can also lengthen or shorten sleeves, or even monogram your jacket. For suedes, furs and leathers; tapering, replacing skins and resizing garments are very common repairs.
When it comes to altering expensive leather jackets and coats, Without A Trace can work magic. The unique qualities of leather make it an ideal candidate for alteration, because you must take into account the natural stretching and aging that it will endure. The nature of your alteration will vary, depending on the type of leather and the area of modification.
When we change the dimensions of your leather garment, we do not rush. Most work that is performed is done by hand, because our specialists have greater control over the workability of the garment. We realize that some alterations require a greater level of attention than others. Because we work in leather, we use heavier stitches that hold up to the kind of stress to which an outer layer of clothing is subjected.
Oftentimes, we are asked to alter a leather garment in addition to cleaning services. If your leather jacket needs to be cleaned, stained, or re-dyed, consider our alteration services. A good leather jacket is something that is treasured for many, many years. Let’s face it: sometimes our body shapes change faster than our favorite leather coats. Don’t throw it away, simply let us alter it to your liking.