It used to be easy in choosing a tailor, especially back in the past. You can go to the tailor that used to service your father or go to a knowledgeable salesperson that will give you the proper references. These days, such tasks are getting more difficult.
You might say that there are too many tailors to find today. The real case is the opposite. There are indeed a lot of tailors, but the good ones are quite difficult to find. The average salesman for menswear has little to no knowledge in pointing you to the right tailor that you are looking for. Rather than wait for someone to give you the right tailor, it is your responsibility to know more about it.
Educating yourself about tailoring
Before you talk with a seamstress or tailor, you need the basic foundation of men’s style. The most difficult thing for most of the men to do is giving them a couple of hours to sit down and read more about men’s wear. The reason could be numerous, but once they start on learning more about it, the more they get enthralled by it. You will even start noticing things you never knew existed. When you step into the world of men’s wear, you will also realize how important clothing is to you. Most people that pass you by everydayonly know you according to the clothing you wear.
The only way to make sense of who you truly are is through your appearance and even what you even do in this world. The combination of suit, tie, and shirt give your onlookers a message.
Once you have built on your foundation, you are ready to find a tailor.
At this point, you need to be extra careful. It is a fact that most men are not too uptight when it comes to choosing their tailor. And when they find one, they tend to stay with them because they are not aware of a better option. With this kind of knowledge combined with how most men do not understand what proper fit means, it is highly possible that a tailor is receiving high praises from his clients only gets complimented that way is because the patrons are almost clueless about the world of suit and fashion.
Never assume that even if they call themselves a seamstress or a tailor does not mean that they know anything regarding men’s style nor can they even made the proper assessment on its fitting.
You can use your friend’s look as the basis to look for smart dressers. These are the people that you can ask for when it comes to tailor recommendations. You can also widen your search by asking the women, too. However, be extra careful with the latter. The reason is already obvious – the way clothes fit on men are different on how clothes fit on women. At the same time, it doesn’t mean a woman tailor possess the right skills in tailoring men’s clothing.