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Having measurements taken

A.BD

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Hello,

Ok, I'm seeing a lot of great tailors overseas (I'm London based) that I'd like to try out. But quite often they ask for my specific measurements, which I don't have - and they too rarely or never come to London. So it often stops there.

So my question is: is it a thing to get your perfect measurements professionally taken by someone in your city, not buying anything from them, keeping them in records to then be able to send them to x or y tailor who can't meet in person you to get a job done (say for making a bespoke shirt for example)? Or does it not make sense for some reason I didn't think about?..

And if it is a thing, would anyone have recommendations for a such a person / establishment in London?

Cheers
Adrien
 

Phileas Fogg

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I’d feel much more comfortable having my measurements taken by the person, or shop, who will be making the garment.
 

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Based in London, you're already at an advantage. So many reputable places to visit to take your measurements.

I would advise you to be measured professionally by the establishment you're looking to purchase in. They can also make recommendations in regards to their product as to which item will benefit you specific measurements/ shape.
 

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In general I would avoid online/remote MTM where you only send in measurements, especially when you live in a city where you have access to people who can fit you in person. But if you insist on going this route, you probably won’t have luck going to someone who makes tailored clothing—it is not in their interest to measure you so you can have clothing made elsewhere. I would instead go to a skilled alterations tailor who does not make clothing but understands how to take a proper set of measurements.
 

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Thanks guys! In the end I got to talk to a tailor I know on Savile Row who told me exactly the same as you all. It doesn't make much sense, and taking measurements it's part of a full job from "what do you want to have made" to delivery. All clear now : )
And yes Mr.Breakaway01, I also think you are right now. If ever I go places like Torino or Tokyo, it will give me an occasion to visit those specific tailors ; )
 

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