- Apr 10, 2011
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In the past, I've tried to show my appreciation for tailors by getting them a nice bottle of wine, something in their area of interest, or by taking them out for dinner. I imagine dinner is going to be out of the question for a while. And I imagine people would appreciate hard cash nowadays more than wine.Yes, I plan to tip him, especially since his prices are reasonable and he hasn‘t increased them on me. I‘m just wondering what is a fair amount, hence my original question...
I don't know. Tip amounts seem very personal. I figure overdoing it is better than underdoing it. And I suppose it depends on what kind of work you're hoping to get done (meaning for the alterations).
If it were me, I would just figure out how much the alteration would cost me otherwise and then set that as a baseline. If the alteration costs $100 normally, then I'd maybe tip them $100. If it's a very cheap alteration, say $20, I'd probably tip a little more cause a $20 tip seems a bit thin. Or, alternatively, if you normally take tailors out to dinner or have gifted them a bottle of wine, maybe just convert that amount into cash.