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You Need to Look for These Things in a Custom Tailor

It’s hard to find clothes that fit properly. Having a suit or a nice pair of slacks tailored specifically to your body type can really change your entire look. Keeping a custom tailor on hand for the occasions when you are seeking a wow factor is a good idea. However, not all custom tailors are the same or might meet your needs. Below are a few suggested qualifications to keep in mind when seeking a custom tailor.

1. Experience

A tailor looking at a client

A tailor looking at a client Here’s what to look for when selecting a custom tailor. | iStock.com

Sure, we all have to start somewhere, but ideally you want to look for a tailor that has had a number of years in the industry. Dealing with different fabric swatches, design examples and projects big or small. Many tailors label themselves as custom tailors when in actuality they are selling Chinese Made to Measure clothing with little to no experience in fitting or measuring. Once you have found a potential tailor, start small by selecting a less expensive garment for tailoring like a sports jacket. This will allow you to get a good idea of how they work before offering bigger projects like a three-piece suit.

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