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Navy Uniform Alterations

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Marlow White has been altering military uniforms and civilian clothing since the 1800's. We know that in order for you to look your best you must not only wear quality uniforms—but they have to fit perfectly.

Option 1: Local Tailoring

(you are responsible for alterations)

 
 

Option 2: Marlow White Tailoring

(we remotely handle the alterations)
We recommend this approach:
  1. Using your measurements (make sure you supply them all during checkout) we will ship you a uniform that we think will fit your general build. Our goal is to fit your shoulders, upper chest/bust, hips, and height, and then your tailor will adjust or alter from there.
  2. Occasionally, the first uniform we ship may not fit you properly, at which point you should contact us, explain to us the portions of the uniform that do not fit properly, and arrange to exchange the uniform for a different size. If this does occur, you may exchange the uniform BEFORE the uniform is altered. Warning: we cannot accept for return or exchange any item that has been altered.
  3. After confirming the general fit, you need to make an appointment with a local uniform tailor. Every uniform will need the coat sleeves hemmed (and braid attached to the correct position) and the trousers, slacks, or skirt hemmed. Depending on the person's build, the uniform may also need other adjustments to the sides, waist, collar, or armpits.
  4. We recommend the local alterations approach because your local tailor can physically view the uniform on you.
 

If you don't have a local military tailor:

  1. Using your measurements (make sure you supply them all during checkout) we will ship you a uniform that we think will fit your general build. Our goal is to fit your shoulders, upper chest/bust, hips, and height, and then adjust or alter from there.
  2. When you receive the shipment, you are responsible to try on and mark the uniform, jacket, trousers, and/or skirts for alteration. Occasionally, the first uniform we ship may not fit you properly, at which point you should contact us, explain to us the portions of the uniform that do not fit properly, and exchange the uniform for a different size.
  3. After you have marked the uniform, ship the item(s) back to us insured (return shipment to us is your responsibility).
  4. We will perform the alterations and return the uniform to you.

Please keep in mind that this remote alteration process can take some time. It is very important that you communicate to us your "wear dates" and deadlines so that we can work towards these goals and meet your expectations.

Shipping Information

When shipping items to Marlow White for altering, please insure the items for their full value.

Alterations should be shipped to:

Marlow White
Attn: Alterations
400 Seneca Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048

If you have questions regarding an alteration, please e-mail Mary.

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