"When buying clothes off the shelves, it is difficult to find the perfect fit. A piece of clothing will be either too loose or too tight. Of course, there are several sizes for you to try on until you find the one that fits well. But a glove-like fit? That's possible only when you're getting a piece tailored.
Having your neighbourhood tailor at hand solves these pesky problems. Whether you need the fit adjusted, or the length shortened, or pockets added, here are five reasons your tailor can be your best friend.
Adjust the fit
It could be a shirt too large or an old favourite jacket that doesn't fit quite well anymore, but when it comes to your tailor, he can make anything wearable again. Whether it's by adding darts or by adding fabric, any garment can be loosened or tightened to fit well. In the age of YouTube, there are various guides and DIY tutorials all around, but unless you have exceptional talent with needle and yarn, you must attempt these yourself only if you intend to ruin a piece of clothing.
Readymade pants- whether they are trousers, denims, or chinos- can have really wide legs, that make you look like you're wearing your dad's pants. Guess what, your tailor has a solution to this too. All it would take is slimming your pant legs, which is done by trimming away excess fabric from the pant legs and making a new seam that make your pants slimmer and tapered towards the end. It's a simple process that is easy to achieve.
Slim down a coat or jacket
Getting a readymade jacket or coat is a lot less expensive than getting one bespoke. But the problem with readymade jackets is the fit. Most of the time they are oversized. A really simple solution is to take in your jacket at the sides. This is an easy job for the tailor and can give the jacket almost a custom fit. Just make sure your suit is closer at the back and the shoulders so that tucking in the waist is all that is required.