Tailors provide many much-needed services for men and women alike to give them a better fit in clothes of all types. Never been to a tailor before? No problem! The process isn’t nearly as intimidating as many people seem to expect it to be, for some reason. So long as you know a few basic facts before you head to the tailor, your trip should be a breeze, and your tailor is always more than happy to help guide you along.
Here are a few things you should know before going to a tailor in Cape May County for the first time:
- What tailors are actually able to do: While tailors do provide some outstanding work, they are also not magicians. There are only a few types of alterations tailors will be able to make to your clothes. With suits, for example, they could shorten sleeves, hem pants, add or remove pant cuffs, slim arms or legs and make dress shirts fit slimmer. With dresses, they might change the hem, make the fit slimmer or wider, etc. But in each of these cases, there’s only so much the tailor can accomplish.
- The types of terminology used by tailors: Tailors live and breathe alterations and clothing every single day, which means you might hear some terminology at a tailor that you have not heard before. It’s much easier to ask for what you want from the tailor if you know exactly how it’s done. Chances are the tailor will know what you’re talking about even if you don’t use these terms, but here are a few that could help you regardless. “Let it out” means you want to add more fabric in a particular area to widen that part of the clothing. “Take it in” means you want to remove some fabric so you have a tighter, closer fit to your body. “Break” refers to how pants will drape over the top of your shoes (“high water” pants, for example, have an unfortunately high break). Even just knowing these three terms can help you out.
- What’s currently in style: The types of styles that are currently in vogue could give you a better idea of what’s an appropriate request out of a tailor. In men’s suits, for example, the current trends are to have little to no break in the pants, jackets that are slim-fitting with just a very slight hint of a tug at the front while buttoned and shirt cuffs that have a quarter or half inch showing underneath the jacket sleeves. The current trend for women’s dresses is also a little more form-fitting around the waist and hips than in the past.
These are just a few examples of things you should know before heading into a tailor in Cape May County. For more information about the services Court House Cleaners is able to provide to our customers, we encourage you to reach out to us today with your questions. We look forward to serving you!