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How to Find the Perfect Tailor

In case you haven’t noticed, off-the-rack clothing rarely fits perfectly. And it’s not surprising when you realize how few people are the “perfect” size. Our bodies are all a little bit different, and if you want garments to fit like they were custom made, you might actually have to customize them. The good news is that a tailor can hem, pintuck, and alter every piece of clothing until it fits you like a glove, often without adding significantly to costs. Hemming a pair of pants could cost as little as a few dollars and result in a garment that is the perfect length for your body. So finding an alterations specialist is an option well worth exploring. And when you find someone good, you could even opt to have one-of-a-kind garments created. The only question is: how do you go about finding the perfect tailor?

A good place to start is by asking for referrals. Family members, friends, colleagues, and other trusted sources may have the 411 on local tailors that can deliver fabulous results at reasonable prices. Or if you don’t happen to know anyone who can refer you to a great tailor, let your fingers do the walking. By using consumer review sites like Yelp and Angie’s List you can see what customers have to say about local professionals. This can help you narrow down your options and find a suitable tailor. If all else fails and you need more options, ask at high-end department stores for names of vendors they contract with for tailoring (if they don’t have someone in house).

Once you’ve found a few tailors you’re interested in, it’s time to check them out in person. Call for an appointment or pop in to see their shops. Once there, you should make sure that they are experienced at working with your body type and the type of garments you’re interested in altering. Some tailors are more comfortable working with female garments while others prefer to work in suiting. Some like to work with petite clients while others specialize in big and tall or garments for athletes, just for example. You need to find a clothing alterations expert that has the experience needed to make clothes for your body type.

But you should also make sure they are experienced with the fabrics you want altered. For example, you wouldn’t take a formal gown to your dry cleaner for alterations. Even though most dry cleaners can handle hemming a pair of jeans, their abilities aren’t of the caliber needed to work with delicate, finicky fabrics like silk, satin, and chiffon or to handle major tailoring. Instead, you need to find a reputable and experienced tailor from a service like Alteration Specialists of New York.

From there, give your favorite tailors a try. Give them something simple to see what kind of results you get, and if you’re impressed, hand over harder jobs. You may find that one tailor is better at altering suits while another can handle evening wear with aplomb. In the end, you’ll find the perfect tailor (or tailors) to manage all of your needs when it comes to alterations.

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