The job of a tailor is to provide perfectly fitting clothes for his clients. True? or False?
Whilst the above statement is true, it doesn’t even scratch the surface of what a tailor can do for his clients. Firstly, when you first meet with your tailor, you don’t know him and he doesn’t know you. He must find out more about you before he can properly service your needs. Sure, there are observations that he can make simply by looking at you such as; Hair colour, eye colour, skin tone, frame shape and posture, but he does need to know much more about YOU.
Depending on our use of the garments being requested, your tailor will begin profiling his cloth selection for adequate options. Should you require daily wear, there’ll be high quality options swimming around in his brain. Something classy for that Caribbean cruise? He’s thinking of lightweights, tropical, mohair etc. He’ll also want to know whether you’re naturally a warm or cold person in order to recommend the correct cloth options. Perhaps this suit will be for your wedding, in which case your tailor will be looking for more information on whether this is an indoor or outdoor event, and whether there is a colour scheme to adhere to. Budget is also considered.
Talking about style
This part is important. Many people will fail to appreciate the little twists and tweaks that can be made to ensure that your new garments match your style preferences. After all, a suit is a suit – right? No. It’s personal. Of course, there are many reasons as to why people would want a bespoke suit made, but for most people, it’s about style. Your tailor can integrate touches of fashion eras gone by into your new suit, such as Mod style, Classic style, 40’s, 50’s or 60’s etc. If you have a fashion idol, let your tailor know and he can incorporate some of those finishing touches into your garments to make you really stand out. Sometimes, it helps to bring along items that you really love to show your tailor, like a favourite jacket or pair of trousers. Have a look at our Instagram page to see some examples.
Who better than your tailor to recommend shoes, belts, ties and pocket squares to go with your new outfit. Remember, a good wardrobe can be narrowed down to just a few key pieces. One straight suit, one mix-and-match suit, one good jacket and just a couple of pairs of flannels/chinos/denims can ensure that you have around 30-40 different outfits for any occasion. Your tailor will know the perfect compliment to each outfit and will usually be able to recommend the place to shop for them. In the case of Roseberry Tailoring, we can help with just about anything in the accessory department.
Until the end of 2016, Roseberry Tailoring will be hosting free style advice appointments to help you understand what works best for you, and also to show exactly the value of having a good tailor in your contact list. These appointments will be available through the main site, and only available at our Glasgow and Edinburgh visits. Just leave a comment in the “How Can We Help You” box at the end of booking your appointment stating that you’re looking for a Free Style Advice appointment and we’ll be happy to help you.