Choosing The Right Tailors
Understand styles and fit
Most people are clueless when it comes to current trends. A good percentage of people also have little understanding of the right fit. The clothes you wear must suit your figure and body structure. While fit is important, it is also essential to ensure maximum comfort. To look good, the wearer must also feel good! A fairly good understanding of the above points comes handy while choosing a tailor. It is essential that the tailor you choose has a good grasp of these fundamentals of tailoring.
Recommendations and references
One of the best ways of choosing a good tailor is to ask your neighbors, friends or colleagues for references. Great tailors have a faithful following – a list of clients who believe that the tailor is worth their weight in gold! If you can tap this resource, you are almost certain to find your way to a great tailor. That said, you must be careful about the advice you are receiving. Some folks (particularly men) are not very discriminating when it comes to choosing a tailor. Some even remain with their tailors simply because they cannot put in the effort to find a new one. Beware of tailors who are praised simply because of the ignorance of their patrons.
Before accepting the recommendations of a friend, take a critical look at their style quotient. Are they dressed well? Women are typically more discerning. However, women may only have information about skilled women’s tailors. Women’s tailors may not have the necessary skills for men’s garments.
Meet the tailor
Once you have a list, it is easier to choose the right tailor. Speak to the tailor and find out whether they listen to you and guide you in the right direction when/if you go astray. Does the tailor have the time to speak with you personally or are they too busy? Find someone who has the time to invest in their customers.