The new year already counts its first week, and many of you are probably well into their resolutions for 2017! Among the wishes for personal growth and a boost in your career, it is about time to focus on your style and impress with tailor-made outfits, don’t you think?
If first impressions count, then you should definitely ensure yours rock! There are two options to achieve that: (1) head to the nearest mall or an online store and purchase items for every occasion you have planned ahead or (2) work with the clothes you have in your wardrobe and transform them into perfectly-fitting, awesome-looking garments that reflect your personal style the best way. In the second case, visiting your local tailor or a tailor you trust is key. There is no doubt that having your clothes tailored is your pass to forever stylish appearances and here is why:
Look Great, Feel Great!
With garments and suits made to fit you like a glove, match your unique personality, and highlight your best areas, you will feel flawless in every instance where style matters, from a get-together at home to a celebration with friends or work event. And, we all know that people always feel better when they look good. So, investing in fine custom tailored pieces or tailoring your clothes so that they fit you properly will give your self-confidence a dramatic boost. No more tugging or pulling on unflattering, unfitting pieces. Instead, expert tailors will help you dress to impress with clothes that make you look good on your shape.
Customise Your Look & Be Creative
Truth be told, the ready-to-wear fashion industry lacks in their preparedness when it comes to sizing and fitting the carried body shapes or real women and men. Be it a high-end boutique or a fast-fashion store at a mall, they all seem to have the same misconception – that all people are the same and have the exact same proportions. Instead of taking various body features (i.e. shoulder/hip width or torso length) into consideration, retailers either minimise or enlarge their sizes, which leads many of us feeling deeply frustrated when alone in the fitting room. The question is:
Would you rather settle on an ill-fitting item that does not flatter your body or have it tailored so that it fits your body’s proportions perfectly?
That being said, you can also personalise every trend according to your unique shape and have control over the style of your outfit. Ask your tailor for fashion-forward tips on how you can alter the items you already have in your wardrobe (not your staples, though) to hide problem areas and look trendy. That way, you don’t have to buy clothes for just a couple of seasons and then have them hanging because they are not trendy anymore. If there is room for improvement and types of alterations that will give new life to a piece, your tailor will be the first to let you know!
Other than that, if you are a fashion-forward consumer or don’t fancy off-the-rack purchases, tailoring your clothes also gives you an excellent opportunity to be creative with them. It is amazing how, for example, a plain shirt can transform into an individualistic piece simply by adding the right embellishments and details to it with the help of your local tailor. The result? Clothes that look and feel exactly how you need them to.
Many people think that altering or tailoring a garment costs a lot of money. However, little nips and tucks and small alterations, which might be all it takes to make a huge difference on the wearability of a piece of clothing, won’t cost you more than $20. So, instead of passing on a dress, suit or blouse you fell in love with just because the pants are too loose or the sleeves are too long, you can buy them and ask your tailor to work his magic on them without breaking the bank.
They will hem a pair of great-fitting pants that drag to the ground, take in a lovely dress at the waist to turn attention to your lean middle section or take the shoulders of a beautiful jacket in to fit better for a small fee. If there is room for improvement and enough fabric to let out (if necessary), your tailor will work with you and make sure the selected item reaches the ultimate fit for your shape, turning all off-size garments into gorgeous perfectly-sized pieces that look great on you at minimal cost.
Tip: It is a good idea is to invest in a classic item and have it tailored to have the perfect fit for your shape. That way, you will be able to wear and re-wear a wardrobe staple, especially formal attire, for many years to come, saving not only money but also effort by not having to go shopping for every instance you need something chic and delicate.
Be Stylish Around the Clock
Talk to our experienced tailors today and see how your wardrobe can get attention for the right reasons and how you can turn heads with your formalwear, and not only, in 2017 and onward! If you also think the time has come to create killer signature looks, embrace minimalism with a classic capsule wardrobe, upgrade your workwear to dress for the job that really makes your heart pound, play with patterns and different styles or bring more colour into your life, start searching for the perfect tailor that will partner with you in this quest.
The tailors at Love Your Tailor have a huge experience and are more than willing to guide you through style and cloth selection so you can customise your garments with a plethora of choices. We have tailored suits and dresses for some of the most influential gents and ladies in the world, so rest assured you are in good hands.
Let’s make each piece of yours unique, shall we?