How to pick a tailor?
1. First impression!
Yes, that’s the most important. The first impression is either good or bad. Trust your gut feeling.
2. Check his works!
A tailor’s previous works tell a lot. Keep in mind that a tailor does not work on fashion models, and his customers do not necessarily own a perfect shape. It is the task of the tailor to ensure the best possible appearance for its customers.
At the same time, references are vital. The more styles a tailor can create, the wider the area he has previously gained experience and probably the more prepared he/she is. If every suit looks “the same”, it probably means one thing: that’s the only thing he’s good at. A qualified tailor knows how to create a variety of garments with different designs and technologies.
Mr Gangel made me a classic, full canvas suit. I am entirely delighted with the result; I will return in the future!
3. Any references?
A good tailor has references as well as returning customers that also means experience, which is very important. So if your tailor has lots of referrals, it is a good indicator that you are in the right place.
4. Range of materials
At first, maybe it is surprising, but the better a tailor, the more bravely he works with quality materials. A good tailor is not scared of expensive fabrics since he doesn’t worry about ruining it and then having to reorder the fabric and pay for that himself. The experienced hands of a good tailor work confidently with the most special clothes as well.
5. Quality of the details!
The devil’s in the details, especially for a suit. Tiny little details make a suit special, which are only visible when watched carefully. What are these? The quality of the hand sewing, the regularity of hand-stitching, the uniformity of the dressings, the consistency of the seams, etc.)
6. Length of deadline
The deadline is informative. Creating a tailor-made suit takes between 30-60 hours based on technology. You cannot do produce a high-quality piece in a shorter time. Anyone promising you a suit in a few days time, you can’t expect a high-class end result.
At the same time, it shouldn’t take half a year to get your suit. That indicates capacity problems.
In our practice, we consider it vital to have the right capacity and be able to provide our customers with the most flexibility, especially at the first try-on. Making a suit – depending on the frequency of the try-ons – typically ranges from 4 to 10 weeks. In exceptional cases, you can have your suit in a much shorter time (up to 2 weeks) at an additional cost.