Originally Posted by Robert
Do people really walk into a tailor's and ask to have their tee shirts altered? And do this with a straight face? And don't get laughed at?
What type of person refuses work? Its not like the typical tailor (I call them alterationists) actually make garments. They usually suck at major surgery on suits because they don't know how to construct one from scratch. I bet most of their work is altering the waist, hem, and sleeve length of clothing. Would I even think about asking a real tailor to do it? No. Not only is the labor charge not worth it, I have better things for him to do. Like make me a suit, or shirt, or pants. Besides, he charges a lot for his time. I'm talking about the alterations shop that only deals with alterations. Doesn't make or necessarily know how to create garments from scratch. You know, the ones that charge you $10-12 to hem pants and $15 to take in the waist of a shirt. Thats $15 more dollars for that store. Everyone wins. edit: You know, for such a style-forward place, I would imagine the people would be more receptive to getting the perfectly fitting garment. We do it to button downs, pants, jeans, suits, etc. We wear a t-shirt on its own, why wouldn't we want to look our best in said t-shirt?