Choosing a tailor that has years of experience and understands what you want from them can impact how you look and the way you present yourself to the world. Your appearance and the way your dress allows you to feel more confident in yourself and gives that perception to others around you.
Whether you need to fix a simple button, alter pants, repair a coat or tailor a suit, a tailor can either make you look incredible or ruin your look all together. Nowadays the task has become more difficult as good tailors are hard to come by. When you finally find one they are usually extremely busy.
Many people may not want to put in the time or money into finding someone with great skill and many years of experience. In the end, the benefits of finding a good tailor will outweigh the costs.
A good tailor will change the way you feel, look and how you present yourself to everyone around you. Choosing the right one is a very personal decision. Most people are wearing clothes that don’t fit them properly because they either don’t want to pay the money or don’t know a good tailor who will fix it for them.
Wearing clothing that doesn’t fit you properly may give off the impression that you don’t care about how you present yourself or how you look. A well-fitted suit or dress will change your entire look and most importantly change the way you feel wearing the clothes.
Here are some steps to follow when deciding if a tailor is perfect for you and your style.
Before you spend a good amount of money on the clothing alterations you need to research. Google or yelp reviews in your area to find who will work best for what you are looking for. Good ol’ fashioned word of mouth is also a great way to find a tailor. Ask your family and friends where they go to get their clothing altered. There’s nothing better than a recommendation from someone you trust.
You are the one responsible for presenting yourself to the world so it’s critical to find a tailor who knows what they are doing and understands what you need and want.
Once you have decided on a tailor you like, make sure that they have good communication skills and are easy to work with. Whether it is through email or phone make sure they understand what you are looking for and see if they listen to what you ask for.
Pay attention if they try to push you towards something you don’t want and make sure they can take at the very least 5- 10 minutes to talk to you even if they are busy.
Make sure that the tailor is not satisfied until you are. You want to make sure they are willing to work and learn to figure out exactly what you like and constantly improve to achieve this. Try to figure out if the tailor understands the style you are going for as there may be varying differences between generations and cultures.
It’s important to ask for samples of work either pictures or example pieces of custom-tailored suits, wedding dresses or shirts so that you can inspect the stitching and precision. A portfolio of their past work will help you determine whether or not you would want to spend your money here.
A good tailor is usually very busy and they normally have more work than they can handle. You need to figure out if they can prioritize customer needs and get your alterations done within a good amount of time.
Most tailors will accommodate emergencies as it will build good customer loyalty but it’s your job to be upfront about exactly what you want and when you need it completed.
Give the tailor an old garment you don’t mind them ruining and test out their skills to see if they can deliver exactly what you want. A good tailor will take into account what you want to be altered and make recommendations to fix other things to make the garment fit perfectly.
In the end, you should go with your gut feeling. The tailor meant for you will understand your needs and make you feel comfortable. You will be able to tell if someone is trying to help make your clothes fit right or they are doing it just for the money.
Your money should be one of the last considerations in finding a good tailor. If you end up saving thirty dollars at one place and they don’t give you what you want then you will have wasted more time and money in the long run.
Once they pass all the tests make sure to come back and give them more difficult pieces to alter. This will start to build a relationship with them and they will come to understand exactly what you want from each piece.
Now is the perfect time to tailor your favourite pieces so you are ready for spring and summer. At Love Your Tailor we have many years of experience repairing and altering clothing for our customers so their clothing fits perfectly. We offer all our customers a 100% money-back guarantee. Contact us today for a free quote.