Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve ever worn an off-the-rack or made-to-measure suit jacket, you’ll be aware that the sizing doesn’t quite fit perfectly. But if you choose to get a tailored men’s jacket made at Woolcott St, you’ll be investing in a wardrobe staple that has been created entirely from scratch using your precise measurements. Say goodbye to slightly oversized shoulders, sleeves that are too long, itchy lining and buttons that don’t do up. Getting a custom suit jacket will mean you have a bespoke, versatile garment that can be worn for many years to come.
The great thing about meeting with our experienced tailors at Woolcott St is that you can design an entirely bespoke jacket to suit your needs. Whether you’re after men’s winter formal jackets, men’s casual suit jackets, men’s business jackets, men’s formal dinner jackets, men’s casual jackets or men’s summer suit jackets, we can work with you to create exactly what you’re looking for. Often customers will come to us with a specific occasion or event they’re heading to, and we’re able to offer our style and design expertise to begin the process.
At Woolcott St, we have developed close relationships with some of the most prestigious cloth houses from across the world to ensure we carry a range of high-quality fabrics for our customers to choose from. When meeting with our tailors you’ll be able to select from over 1000 different fabrics to create your custom suit jackets. Unsure which fabric might work best with your men’s formal dinner jacket, men’s formal winter jacket or men’s casual summer jacket? Our expert stylist will be able to best advise on whether a linen, tweed, wool, cashmere, silk, seersucker or herringbone will be most suitable. Alternatively, if you already have a fabric purchased, our tailors will be able to create your garment from scratch using your supplied materials.
Depending on the occasion, a tailored men’s jacket can be paired with a number of different garments and accessories. For example, a formal winter jacket or men’s winter wedding suit jacket is usually worn with formal dress pants, a white shirt, a formal tie or bow tie, a pocket square, brogues or lace-up dress shoes and cufflinks. If you’re not quite sure how to style your custom suit jacket, our in-house style team is on hand to help you accessorise and create additional bespoke garments. We have a great selection of quality accessories on offer, including shoes, ties, pocket squares, cufflinks, hats and more.
Heading to an event that calls for guests to wear formal jackets, formal dresses, or men’s evening attire? At Woolcott St, we can help pull together a suitable look. Generally speaking, when attending black-tie events or formal weddings, men are expected to wear a darker suit with a formal tie and accessories. In the past, we have created custom suit jackets along with dress pants in wool, cotton, silk or velvet fabrics in darker shades. If you bring along the invitation to your consultation, we will be able to help point you in the right direction based on dress code and event location.
Depending on the formality of your office and what kind of work you do, the styling of men’s business jackets will vary. If you work in a formal office, it’s generally suitable to style your men’s business jacket with dress pants of the same fabric, a white shirt and a tie. For more informal settings, it’s appropriate to wear a men’s business jacket with a pair of chinos, a collared shirt and no tie.
If you’re attending an event or wedding that requires a men’s formal suit jacket, we suggest meeting with our Woolcott St tailors at least three months before the date. This gives our tailors ample time to meet with you to get a feel for what you’re after, measure you correctly, lock in two fittings and arrange any alterations that may need to take place.
In order to comfortably facilitate the process, we like to have plenty of time up our sleeve to accommodate our customer’s schedule, and any changes that may occur. However, if you’re in a bind and need a custom suit jacket made urgently, we do offer an express service that comes at an additional cost. If you’d like to enquire about this service, make sure to get in contact with someone from our team as soon as possible.
If you’re based in the Sydney area and are looking to get a tailored men’s jacket made, head to Woolcott St to receive a quality garment made completely from scratch. Our process is easy and can accommodate our customers’ busy schedules by coming directly to you for an at-home or in-office consultation.