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Tailoring at a Young Age

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by KojiKono, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. KojiKono

    KojiKono New Member

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    I am quite new to this site and men's fashion in general, but for the past few months I have been reading a handful of style blogs and advice columns and I have come to the realization that fit is first and foremost. My question is how many young adults(early 20's) actually get shirts and jackets tailored. I would really like to get some pieces tailored but am a little skeptical because of my age.
     
  2. Verniza

    Verniza Well-Known Member

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    I am one of them.

    Unless your body is going to go through drastic changes in the future, I don't see the problem.
     
  3. Breedlove

    Breedlove Well-Known Member

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    I've been getting my shirts and suits tailored since my college days (long before I stumbled across SF).
    I always figured that if you need to dress up, you should do it properly.

    Early/mid-twenties guy here.
    Also, I plan on maintaining my body shape for a long time and growing taller is a pipe dream for me, so alterations are more or less permanent for me.
     
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  4. Grrtt780

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    I am 24 and get all of my clothes that I wear for work tailored (dress shirts, suits) but don't bother with anything that I wear casually. Then again I live in Miami so if Im not working I am in shorts and loose fitting linen or cotton shirts :D
     
  5. Pieceofsand

    Pieceofsand Well-Known Member

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    MTM dress shirts and RTW suits with minor alterations, other tha that I don't see any need for bespoke suits/shirts for me at this age. Unless you're ultra wealthy.
     
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  7. papa kot

    papa kot Well-Known Member

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    I started taking my shirts for adjustment right after I finished college. I began going to a tailor once I realized that if you want to get something that fits and is quality made you'll have to do that. A few items that fit me well off-the-rack ended up costing just as much as my tailored stuff, so why bother.

    My advice to any young man is to establish great relationships with doctors, lawyers, barbers and tailors.
     
  8. David Reeves

    David Reeves Well-Known Member

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    I was having suits and shirts made for me when I was 19.
     
  9. Tropicalist

    Tropicalist Well-Known Member

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    All my life. Never got into this modern fashion of buying stuff made for somebody else. A competent tailor should be able to maintain your clothes to accommodate minor variations in weight, or wear and tear on collars and cuffs
     
  10. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Well-Known Member

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    I too visit the tailor
     
  11. Putonghua73

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    Goddamn iPad-posting-in-bath.
     
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