Frequently Asked Questions

At Calabretta, we are pleased to offer a wide range of suit options to cater to the diverse needs and preferences of our customers. Our selection includes:

  1. Custom-Made Suits: For those seeking a personalized touch, our custom-made suits are tailored to your exact measurements and specifications. This service allows you to select from a wide variety of fabrics, patterns, and details to create a suit that is uniquely yours. The process involves a personal consultation, measurement session, and fittings to ensure that your suit conforms to your body and preferences. Check out our collections here.
  2. Ready-to-Wear SuitsWhile we specialize in custom-made suits, ready-to-wear suits are available in various sizes, styles, and colours. They are pre-made and designed to fit a wide range of body types while providing the convenience of off-the-shelf shopping. Ready-to-wear suits are perfect for customers looking for quality, style, and immediate satisfaction without the wait time associated with custom tailoring.

Please note: We do not offer rental suits. Our focus is on providing suits that our customers can own and treasure for years to come.

Whether you need a suit for a special occasion, business wear, or just casual style, we have options that will meet your needs. Visit us in-store or contact us to schedule a consultation.

At Calabretta, our alteration services are exclusively available for garments purchased from our store or custom-made by us. We do not offer alteration services for garments bought elsewhere.

For Purchased and Custom-Made Garments:

  • Initial Alterations: Alterations at the time of purchase for ready-to-wear garments are typically included in the price to ensure a better fit. However, any major alterations required at the point of purchase will be subject to additional costs.
  • Future Alterations: Over time, you may find that your garment needs adjustments. While we strive to accommodate these changes, there are technical limits to what can be altered. For instance:
    • Enlargements: Making a garment larger is often restricted by the amount of extra fabric available within the seams.
    • Reductions: Making a garment smaller is generally more feasible, but still dependent on the style and type of garment. Extensive alterations to reconstruct the garment can be complex and costly. In such cases, it may be more economical to consider a new garment.
  • Cost: The cost will vary based on the complexity of the work required and the specific adjustments needed.

Scheduling Alterations: To provide you with the best possible service, we encourage scheduling alterations outside of our peak season (May to September). This ensures that our team can dedicate the appropriate time and attention to your garment’s needs. During peak season, our capacity to take on alteration work may be limited.

Please contact us or visit our store to schedule an appointment for alterations.

Our custom-made garments are split into three collections which are crafted through two distinct processes, each tailored to meet different client needs and preferences:

  1. Ceremonia & Sartorial: The suits from these collections are made entirely in-house using traditional sartorial methods. This process involves meticulous handcrafting techniques and close personal attention from our master tailors. Each suit is constructed from scratch, allowing for extensive personalization and the highest standards of quality, a true Sartorial Experience.
  2. Made-to-Measure: Our made-to-measure suits are produced in Europe by skilled tailors who use precise measurements to ensure a great fit. This process allows for a degree of customization in terms of fabric selection and design details, while utilizing the expertise and craftsmanship available in renowned European tailoring facilities. To learn more about our “Su Misura” collection, click here.

With these two distinct production methods, we ensure all our custom-made garments meet our strict standards for quality and craftsmanship, regardless of where they are produced. Whether you choose our efficient European made-to-measure service or our artisanal in-house tailoring, you can be confident in receiving a garment that reflects both your style and the highest standards of suit-making.

We offer three distinct collections of custom-made suits, each designed to cater to different preferences and requirements: ‘Su Misura’, ‘Ceremonia’, and ‘Sartorial’. While all our collections ensure high-quality craftsmanship and personalization, they differ in their construction processes, fitting requirements, and customization options.

  1. ‘Ceremonia’ and ‘Sartorial’:
    • Construction: Both the ‘Ceremonia’ and ‘Sartorial’ collections adhere to traditional sartorial practices, involving more hands-on craftsmanship and attention to detail.
    • Fittings: These collections require multiple fittings throughout the construction of the garment. This traditional approach allows for adjustments at various stages, ensuring the garment conforms precisely to the wearer’s body.
    • Customization: Offering the highest level of customization and flexibility, these collections allow customers to be extensively involved in creating their suit. From selecting fabrics to defining every aspect of the suit’s style, these collections cater to those who seek to realize a highly personalized vision.
  2. ‘Su Misura’:
    • Construction: The ‘Su Misura’ collection is our made-to-measure program crafted in Europe, designed for efficiency and convenience.
    • Fittings: This collection requires minimal fittings, typically just an initial measurement session and a final fitting to ensure a perfect fit.
    • Customization: While offering a range of curated customizable options, ‘Su Misura’ is slightly more structured in its choices, making it ideal for those who appreciate guided customization.

Choosing Between the Collections:

  • ‘Su Misura’ is best for those looking for a streamlined process with trusted, stylish options, ensuring a quick and reliable fit.
  • ‘Ceremonia’ and ‘Sartorial’ are perfect for aficionados and enthusiasts who enjoy the journey of creating their bespoke garment, involving detailed adjustments and personalized consultations.

Each collection is crafted with the utmost care, ensuring that every suit is not only a piece of clothing but a reflection of personal style and craftsmanship. Depending on your time constraints, desired level of involvement, and personal taste, one of these collections will be ideally suited to meet your needs

Absolutely! We believe that the beauty of custom-made lies in the personal touch and individual choice each customer brings to the table. Whether you have a precise vision of what you want, a few ideas you’re looking to combine or need guidance to figure out the perfect look, our team is here to make that happen.

  • Bring Your Inspiration: If you have a specific look in mind, feel free to bring in photos or examples of that style. We love working with your inspiration to create a suit that perfectly matches your vision.
  • Mix and Match: If there are elements from different designs that you love, bring those ideas to us! We can combine features from multiple looks to create a unique suit that is exclusively yours.
  • Trust Our Expertise: If you’re not sure what you want, you’re in good hands. Many of our customers prefer to lean on our expertise. We’re more than happy to suggest options and guide you through the design process based on your preferences and requirements.

We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to create something truly unique and personal. Our goal is to ensure that every suit we craft not only fits perfectly but also reflects the individual style and personality of its wearer.