Skip to content Skip to footer

Can a wrinkled suit collar be altered?

Many individuals, whether purchasing off-the-rack suits or opting for bespoke suit tailoring, occasionally overlook certain details. It’s only later that they notice issues, rendering the suit uncomfortable or unsuitable. This is very unfortunate because there are common problems that, if identified earlier, tailors can readily rectify. A prime example is the wrinkle at the collar on suits. This problem typically arises at the back of the jacket, making it less conspicuous, and consequently, many people don’t detect it until later.

Table of Contents

What is a suit collar roll?

A beautiful suit is one that fits well and achieves the right fit both on the front and the back of the garment. Many people tend to focus only on the front of the suit since it’s what most people see, but they often overlook the back – an area where issues can arise that may not be immediately noticeable. One of the most common problems is the appearance of a few horizontal wrinkles or waves at the back of the suit collar, which can make it look less than ideal, almost as if you’re wearing someone else’s suit. This issue is commonly referred to as a collar roll.

Collar roll

The reasons for causing a suit's collar to wrinkle

Many people mistakenly believe that the cause of collar wrinkling in a suit is due to tight shoulders, leading to the appearance of waves or horizontal creases in the collar area of the suit. However, the true origin of this collar roll issue comes from the slope of your shoulders. Each person has a different shoulder slope, so this is a common problem that many people encounter when buying off-the-rack suits, as they are made according to a common pattern. In rare cases, collar wrinkling can also occur when the wearer has a short neck. In this case, due to the short neck, the longer collar of the suit will bunch up the fabric in the collar area, resulting in unattractive waves on the collar.

Suit when the shirt neck is wrinkled

Can Wrinkles in a suit collar be altered?

Once you’ve identified the collar wrinkles in your suit, the next question that often arises is whether these wrinkles can be altered. The answer is yes, collar wrinkles in a suit can be rectified. The first step is to take your suit to a reputable tailor or a high-end clothing alteration service, such as The Sages Bespoke’s alteration services in Ho Chi Minh city.

A shirt with a wrinkled collar has been altered

What is the cost of altering collar wrinkles on a suit jacket?

At present, The Sages Bespoke also provide a service for repairing suits with collar wrinkles for customers in Ho Chi Minh city. Don’t hesitate to bring your flawed suit to The Sages at 260 Le Thanh Ton, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, for consultation, examination, and adjustments. The cost for repairing collar wrinkles on a suit at The Sages Bespoke is currently 880,000 VND.

After reading this article, you should now have a better understanding of the common problem of collar wrinkles on suits, as well as how to address it and the associated costs. If you have any additional questions or if there are aspects of the article that you’d like further clarification on, don’t hesitate to reach out. You can contact our hotline at +84 886 219 608 or engage with us through our Facebook fan page for any assistance you may need.

Leave a comment