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Breathe new life into your wardrobe with tailoring

25 Jul

Wearing clothes that don’t fit well can have a psychological affect on all of us. When we wear well-fit clothes, we tend to feel more confident and able, and we may even stand taller. Ill-fitting clothes look and feel sloppy, and this can infect our self-esteem and our performance.Clothing fit is one of the most important aspects of one’s wardrobe. However, over time, fabric can lose it’s elastic recovery and hang slack; stitching at the seams can also stretch out with wear, and sometimes our bodies may have changed shape, which can also affect the way that clothing hangs (or stretches) on us.

Sometimes clothing cuts and styles have simply gone past their prime and should be retired (i.e. 3-button suits from the 1990s-2000s), but often, the classic business garments you have invested in may simply need a refresh, and this can be accomplished through tailoring.

I just worked with a client who had some existing sports jackets and a pair of trousers that we chose together a couple of years ago. We decided that instead of buying everything new again, we should get each garment tailored to smarten up each piece and bring them up-to-date. When we picked up the altered garments and the client was delighted – updated staple garments that looked – and felt – like new, and for a fraction of the cost.

Your tailor can be your wardrobe’s best friend. Investing in tailoring can make your clothing look like a million bucks because it fits your body (as opposed to a hanger), and the proportion points are correct. This can have a strong impact on your wardrobe, your image, and how you feel, not to mention how other people perceive you and your abilities in the business world.

(Picture: Dressed_for_summer.jpgEd Yourdon derivative work: Themightyquill (talk– Dressed_for_summer.jpg)