Choosing to work with a tailor is a big commitment. Not only are you trusting the tailor you choose with your sartorial appearance, you’ll also likely be investing a significant sum of money.
Whichever way you look at it; before you shake hands and make an agreement, you’ll want to be doubly sure you’re choosing a quality tailor you can trust.
But if you’ve never worked with a tailor before, how do you know what to look for? Here’s our quick crib sheet for how to recognise a quality tailor.
Step one: ask for recommendations and/or read reviews
One of the best ways to find a good tailor is by word of mouth. Ask around family and friends to see if anyone can recommend a tailor they have used.
A word of warning here: you may only want to follow up a recommendation if you admire the style of the person who passed it on to you!
Reviews can also be a great way to get a feel for the quality of the service a tailor is offering.
Step two: arrange an initial consultation
Almost every tailor worth their salt will start their tailoring process with a complimentary no-obligation consultation.
This meeting serves as a chance for you to discuss style options, consider what’s available, and get to know each other. During the consultation, you’ll be able to explore whether the tailor is the right fit for you. (Pun intended).
Step three: look at examples of their work
Before you make any decisions, do ask to see examples of the tailor’s previous work. Not only will this give you the opportunity to see the quality of their bespoke tailoring, it will also allow you to get a feel for whether they will be able to create the kind of garments you have in mind.
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