If you want a tailor-made suit for the big family holiday function but have no clue what questions you should be asking the tailor during the fitting session, worry not because we have got you covered. To be completely satisfied with the results, you must ask the tailor a few important questions to ensure that you don’t need further alterations down the line that may cost you way more than you ever expected. So to save both time and money, here are a few questions that you should ask your tailor:
1. Can the suit be altered?
We have all been through situations when we ordered something but got a completely different product than expected instead. More often than not we keep the different product instead of getting it changed. When it comes to your clothes, however, you shouldn’t be settling for something you didn’t expect (unless it surpasses your expectations, of course!). If you notice that the length of your trousers are too short or that you are unable to move your arms, speak up! It is essential to communicate with your tailor and tell him if you find something amiss. If you are not happy with the sleeve length, the waist, or the overall cut of the jacket, politely ask the tailor to fix it, and most of the time you’ll find that he will be more than glad to do so.
Unless you have ordered a slim fit suit, you should be able to move your arms comfortably in your outfit. If you are unable to raise your arms to the side, there is definitely a problem with the suit.
2. How will the suit look like?
Consultation is the first stage of your appointment with the tailor. After you have discussed your preferences with the tailor and your measurements have been taken, you need to select the suit style and fabric. When you go through the various style options, bear in mind that it is only a rough guide to what the final product will look like. Your suit might not look exactly the same. To avoid confusion, ask the tailor what additions need to be made to make your outfit look exactly like the style you want.
To get a clear picture of what your suit will look like, wear a dress shirt, a belt, and pair of dress shoes to the fitting session.
3. Is the suit a good fit?
Avoid wearing a loose fitting or an extremely tight fitting suit by being willing to ask your tailor what a good fit entails. Oftentimes, a suit does not come out perfect during the first fitting session and might need further alterations. If you feel that that the suit is tight in the backside or is snug at the chest, talk to your tailor. Bear in mind that different tailors prefer different styles. For instance, Italian tailors prefer slimmer fits, while their British counterparts prefer looser cuts.
To be able to wear the suit comfortably for a longer time, maintain a stable weight.
4. What does the tailor recommend?
A tailor that has been in the business for some time has expert eyes and would be the best person to guide you. He takes into account your gait, build, and posture to design a perfect suit for you. If you have any questions, like how to accessorize your suit, for instance, don’t hesitate to ask your tailor. He can suggest the type of shoes you should wear, whether you need a belt or not, and any other things that will help you look your best.
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