Finding a great tailor is not an easy task, it is not like trying to find a good restaurant or a decent barber, it is far more personal than that. The difference between an average tailor and a great one is vast, a tailor will be making hirsute clothing just for you and they need to understand who you are and what you want.
I was fortunate enough to find a tailor for my work suits who just got me, understood my size and style and beyond making my clothing, offers me great advice and style tips. If you are hoping to find a great tailor then here are some tips which you can follow.
What Clothing Do You Need
Tailors aren’t a ‘one size fits all’ profession, they will usually specialize in different types of clothing and different styles. For this reason it will be important that you identify what kind of clothing it is that you will be asking your tailor to provide you with. Whether it is suits, dinner jackets, clothing alterations or original pieces, first figure out what kind of clothing you wish to have made.
Check Out Reviews
To gain an understanding of how good a particular tailor is, you should use the extensive review system that exists online. Websites like Yelp and Google have lots of reviews and give you an opportunity to see how others found the tailor in question. Don’t take these reviews as gospel but they can help you to build up a picture of how good a particular tailor is.
When you have found a tailor that you think could be the one for you, give them a call or go and speak to them. Have clothes made and measured is a very personal experience and you need to be sure that you feel comfortable around them. Having a chat with them about what they do and how they do it will be a key part of deciding on who you will use.
If you have friends and family members who have great tailors then ask them for their help, perhaps they can connect you with theirs or give you some good ideas on who to choose. Word of mouth is still one of the best methods of marketing and someone you trust could give you some great help.
Price and Times
Finding out an average pricing list and knowing how quickly a particular tailor can turnaround your order will be important knowledge for you when trying to find a great tailor. You can usually find this kind of information online and if you are in any doubt or require more information then give them a call or head in to one of the shops to find out how they do their business. You want a tailor who is committed to giving you the best possible service and alongside having the best looking clothing, you also need reasonable prices and swift turnaround.