Getting everything adjusted to a custom fit is the best thing you can do for your closet. The fit will make or break any look and a good tailor can help you upgrade your wardrobe. If a man is new to fashion, he may not already know of a good Custom tailor or what to look for in one. This article shares advice on what to look for when finding a good tailor in Johannesburg South Africa or anywhere in the world.
Personal Recommendations If you know someone who is consistently stylish and always well-dressed, ask him which tailor he goes to. Odds are, this sharp-dressed man already has a number to give you. Another place you can look for a Google. Look out for reputed 4 plus start rating on google reviews. This works best as happy/unhappy clients share their reviews on a business or Service they have used.
Obviously Start by ruling out options that are obviously no-gos. Avoid seamstresses, bridal shops or formal dress outlets, of course. Check out online reviews and keep an eye out for more than one or two reasonable critiques from different customers. This may be a red flag.
Make Some Calls Call your possible options and ask any questions you might have. Ask about a specific type of alteration or speak about your needs in depth, along with pricing. You will be able to get some insight on the tailor and his abilities as well as other information that will actually be useful for you. You will also get a gist of their communication and customer service skills and whether or not this is a person you can actually work with. After all, you will be dealing with this person for long periods of time and maybe often.
Turnaround Times More professional tailors are in demand constantly, so expect their schedules to be a bit fuller. Basic minor adjustments can take around 3 days up to a week or two. For larger or more difficult repairs, it may take 2 to 3 months, if extreme. Make sure your tailor is not giving you constant pushbacks or delays with the set due date, as it can mean they are unreliable and you need to change stores.
Price This is actually a fairly minor consideration, and it shouldn’t be your primary motivation. Professional tailoring is an investment, and well worth it. But if the tailor is charging a significant amount higher than others around your city, it’s worth asking yourself if it’s justified. That said, finding a tailor who satisfies your needs and expectations is rare and well worth whatever money you put into it. Trublu Tailor is a custom tailoring solution based in Sandton Johannesburg, get in touch today to see how we can help fit the perfect suit for you.