How to choose a quality tailor

Now that you know how to find a tailor, the next step is to find out if they are good at what they do. This includes things like their personality and background as well as their overall quality.

Find the right personality

Even if you find the best tailor possible, there is a chance that your personalities will not blend well. Ideally, you will find a tailor who is right for you. But, just like any relationship – personal, business or romantic – the relationship you have with your tailor needs to be built on mutual trust, respect and communication.

Some tailors may be a little overwhelmed or reluctant to work with you on what you need, especially if you do not know exactly what you want. This can create a strange dynamic in the relationship which is not good for anyone. Often, this leads to frustration on all fronts – a real loss-making situation.

Find a tailor who is willing to listen and communicate with you. Don’t hesitate to tell them what you like and want. But remember, it goes both ways. Remember to be respectful and patient. And, if they really want to give advice, listen to them.

Style of speaking

দ Measures a pattern made for measuring a tailor's suit

Each tailor comes from a specific style background. Some are accustomed to working with traditional and older clients who prefer classic or timeless style. There are more modern ways of doing things for others.

When working with a new tailor for the first time, be aware that they may not automatically know your style preferences. They may not even be familiar with some of the choices, such as a tapered leg or a little break. In some cases, they will tell you that you cannot or should not do what you want.

Depending on the tailor’s background, you may need to show them some examples of what you are doing so that they get a clear view. The best tailors should be able to make the changes you need regardless of their own preferences. But, if they still don’t work with you, politely thank them for their time and look elsewhere.

Get a sample of their work

Any reputable tailor should be willing to show what they have done recently. Ask them for a sample of their recent work before giving them anything to work on. That way, you can get a better idea of ​​what they are capable of doing.

Get some change

Tailor Heming Pants

If you are fairly confident in the tailor you have found but are not quite ready to make a promise, ask them to change something on their own. It can be anything from shortening the sleeves of a suit jacket to the waist of a dress shirt.

The best tailors you will be able to ask them. More than that, they will be able to make some recommendations based on the clothing. The more knowledgeable they are, the more you will become a satisfied customer.

Discuss the turnaround times

How long it takes a tailor to make your change depends on the type of change and how busy they are.

For general change, the time for a reasonable change is not more than one week. These include hemming pants, in or out of the waist or short sleeves. For more involved changes, such as tipping pants, shortening a jacket, or any type of work with the shoulder, expect a long shift time.

However, before you start tailoring you should be able to give a good idea of ​​what to expect.

Figure out cost

Now, The cost of sewing may not be your main priority, But it is still worth considering. If you haven’t already, compare the prices of different tailors in your area. This will give you a better idea of ​​what is considered competitive.

For example, if a tailor charges several times more than everyone else, they are likely to charge extra for their services. On the other hand, if they change for half the price than everyone else, ask yourself why. There is such a thing as paying too much or too little for the quality of service you receive.

Some rental companies and most custom suit companies will change for free, so ask about their policy. Also, see if they offer any kind of customer satisfaction guarantee. Even if it takes a lot of effort, a quality tailor will work with you until you are happy with the final product.

This is not uncommon, but in some tailors the damaged clothes are covered and returned. This can help give you peace of mind, especially if you are changing multiple items for a particular event.

The last row

Remember, Even arbitrary sewing is an art, Not science. Even the best tailors sometimes have to make multiple changes before it can be corrected. However, regardless of your style, their background or the changes you need, a quality tailor should be able to fit you perfectly.