I am in between sizes and it is a frustrating place to be. Though I often find clothes I like, I am reluctant to buy them because they don’t fit right. After considering several options, I realized my neighborhood tailor was the solution to my wardrobe woes. This solution can help you and answering these questions will help you find a reliable tailor or seamstress.
- Where is the shop? If you have to drive too far, you are incurring more costs. There may be a tailor shop in the local mall or strip mall. Check the mileage and commuting time. Look for a tailor that has easy and ample parking.
- Are the reviews favorable? Ask around and you may find friends and neighbors who have used this tailor. Find out if they are satisfied customers or dissatisfied ones. You may also find reviews on the Internet.
- What are the rates? Tailors that belong to a national chain will have their rates posted. Independent tailors may give you a price sheet or card. Compare these rates with other tailor shops. Tailoring rates can vary from region to region. I just paid $18 to have some slacks tailored, which is a reasonable rate.
- Does the tailor take careful measurements? As George Bernard Shaw once commented, “The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew every time he sees me.” Many tailors have risers for customers to stand on while they measure cuffs and hems. Careful measurements ensure careful tailoring.
- How is the workmanship? Sloppy workmanship can ruin a garment. Several years ago I took a pair of knit slacks to the tailor and asked him to shorten then. When I picked up the slacks the hems were stretched out. I never wore the slacks and I never went to that tailor again. The workmanship should be top-notched and your garment should be pressed and on a hanger.
- Does the tailor understand customer service? If the tailor says your garment will be ready on a certain day, he or she should keep this promise. Making another trip costs you time and money. The tailor I use prints the pick-up date on the receipt and my clothes have always been ready.
- Does the shop have any deals? Ask about coupon offers, rebates, and seasoned citizen discounts. My tailor gives seniors a 10 percent discount on alterations. A 10 percent discount is better than none and adds up over time.
Though tailoring increases your clothing costs, it is worth it to have your clothes fit properly. You can dress with confidence and greet the day with confidence. The moral of this story is to get to know your local tailor.
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